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CAPPUCINO GLOSS KITCHEN WITH OAK WORKTOPS - EASTBOURNE, EAST SUSSEX


The kitchen below was installed in a period townhouse in Meads, Eastbourne. The client wanted to combine the contemporary high gloss look with the beauty of wood worktops and floors. The kitchen was supplied with colour matched cabinets and Blum soft close doors and drawers as standard components.

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Before
BEFORE

The original kitchen in the image above had been partially opened up into the dining area with an archway and a small breakfast bar just visible behind the table in the picture.

New Breakfast Bar
AFTER

One of the original ideas was to not have a breakfast bar in the new kitchen. After some consideration it was decided to widen the archway and include a wider island unit / breakfast bar with curved end units to add some style. It also serves as a useful barrier between the kitchen and dining area and a great place to sit and chat with whoever does the cooking without getting in the way.

BESPOKE KITCHEN CABINETS


Before
BEFORE

The pine cabinet in the rear right hand corner in the original kitchen provided good storage space and the client was keen to keep this in the new design.

It wasn't possible to do so with standard dresser units as they are only 300mm deep.

Gloss Kitchen AFTER

The solution was simple. Bespoke dresser units were made to a similar depth to a floor unit which enabled pull-out baskets to be added to enable easy access to all parts of the cabinets in this area. The centre image shows a Le Mans carousel in the corner base unit to further maximise space.


Bespoke Cabinets Le Mans Carousel Pullout Baskets

ISLAND UNIT WITH CURVED END CABINETS

Oak Breakfast Bar Island Unit


These images show one example of the curved cabinets available from this range of kitchens. There are a considerable range of feature doors in each kitchen style to allow for something a little different in every design.

Colour Matched Cabinets

GLASS MOSAIC TILES, BESPOKE WALL CABINETS, BUILT-IN FRIDGE

The centre image in this set shows three wall cabinets. The two right hand cabinets are non-standard and were manufactured with an 80mm depth reduction to ensure that the wall cabinets either side of the range hood were equi-distant.

New Kitchen Meads Bespoke Wall Units New Stainless Steel Range and Extractor


INSULATING, SEALING & SANDING WOODEN FLOORBOARDS

The client was keen to keep the wooden floorboards on the ground floor. They were in poor condition and had been sanded before so it was not possible to achieve a perfect finish as this would have removed too much timber and weakened the boards. However, the desired effect was still achieved. There was the additional problem that they were letting in a lot of draughts via the airbricks on the ground floor. This was solved by lifting the boards in the main dining area and installing 100mm Celotex insulation and taping the joints between the joists. The boards were re-laid in this area and butted up close together to remove the gaps. Additional reclaimed boards were added to fill the resulting gap once all the original boards had been re-laid. This was not possible in the hall area shown in the middle image, though enough board were lifted to enable the Celotex to be installed. The gaps were filled with timber from reclaimed boards which are glued and wedged in place. This is the only method of filling gaps in floorboards that will stand the test of time.

The end result was that the kitchen and dining area was 4-5 degrees Centigrade warmer for the same heat output from the radiators and external temperature.

Wooden Floor Boards Sealing Gaps in Boards Celotex Insulation