Project Complete: Wandsworth SW18
Today we are featuring a project we recently completed in Wandsworth to update and enlarge a kitchen. Our clients bought their home from a developer who had added a basic kitchen to the property that didn’t work for the clients lifestyle. The space was very unimaginative with a simple L shaped kitchen in a very large kitchen living dining room. The brief was to create a social hub of the home for relaxing with friends and family.
After reviewing the existing units, and discovering they were still available from the supplier we decided it was pointless to rip them out and start again. We had a basic framework to start with, subtract from and add too. A large island was one of the main requests from the client and this has helped to define the kitchen area within the large space. The existing oven under the hob was removed to provide a new oven and microwave in tall housing, the existing hob was also replaced with an extra wide one to include a wok burner.
To brighten the kitchen we replaced a small window with a large bi-fold door that allows the kitchen and garden to become one. As is typical of many London homes the property features a small courtyard that was cut off from the kitchen before the new door went in. The project also included laying a new walnut floor through out the kitchen and the larger living/dining area.
Using our preferred natural stone supplier we were able to match the existing granite worktops to add a large feature top to the island unit. The island is used as a preparation area so we added electricity sockets on both ends to allow small kitchen appliances to be used. To finish the decoration we renewed the handles, added large globe pendants above the island and painted a feature wall in Little Greene Turquoise Blue.
When you are planning a kitchen project it is often so tempting to rip everything out and start again. However, it often pays to step back, look at what you have and see if you can reuse it. Our client is delighted with their kitchen, they got a high-end look for a low spend and love it.
All photography by Paul Craig www.pcraig.co.uk
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