As we all know, a new kitchen is not an everyday purchase. Rather, it’s a thoroughly well-considered decision taken over many months. Nowadays, many of our clients come to us armed with a ‘wish-list’ for their new kitchen and we are always delighted when this happens as it shows that they have done their research.
“When the client already has a brief, it’s a bonus”, says Neil. “We actively encourage clients to show us their ideas as it definitely helps to develop the design and make the most of the space available”
Nina, the owner of the beautiful new kitchen pictured here, had a clear vision of what she wanted when she set out to refurbish her kitchen earlier this year. The key requirements included low-maintenance materials that wouldn’t need too much upkeep, lots of preparation space and of course, plenty of storage.
Social media also plays a key role these days as more and more clients take advantage of dedicated websites to research ideas for their new kitchen. In this case, our client used Pinterest to collate lots of photos on a mood board to bring into the showroom for her initial appointment with Eve.
[The gallery on this website is another great source of images (neillerner.com/gallery) so always worth a visit!]
It was up to our Design Director, Eve Turner to balance the practical and aesthetic sides of the scheme whilst also incorporating the client’s well thought out checklist and most importantly, to keep within budget.
A contemporary style with a Scandinavian feel was suggested by Eve, agreed by the client and achieved by the expertise of the neillerner team with simple flat-fronted handleless doors and a run of units topped with concrete-effect Caesarstone on the back wall. The island has a durable Neolith worksurface that, like the Caesarstone, is very easy to keep clean, as specified in the initial brief.
For storage, Eve designed a series of tall units for a streamlined effect plus under counter storage cleverly concealed beneath the island – a very neat solution indeed.
Why not come and talk to us about your ideas for a new kitchen? We would relish the opportunity of discussing your plans so do add us to your ‘wish list’!