We love how this client has put their own twist on this popular kitchen by opting for Oxford Blue on the Island, alcove shelving in the dining room and the splashback.
Our client was recently interviewed by a magazine for a future feature and this is what she had to say …
What was the inspiration?
We were looking for a traditional style kitchen that’s fit for modern living, when we saw the Ashbourne display in the Wisteria showroom we knew it was the one for us! We love the convenience of the hot tap & the microwave built into the island, but the overall look remains in keeping with our 1920’s home, because of the beautiful painted oak doors.
What was the budget? – was it within budget?
The budget was circa £20k. Give or take, the kitchen was within budget. Although the prep work was beyond what we’d hoped to spend – joys of having an old house!
What needed to be done to the home? – Did you need building work?
Yes, the original chimney breast was partially removed & rebuilt to accommodate the range cooker. The whole room was stripped right back and re-plastered, water pipes moved, and the 100 year old electrics were re-wired.
What were the must-have features?
The Range cooker was an absolute must for our family kitchen, which is partly why the building work ended up over budget, we had to fit that in! The island was also something we dreamt of having and really does make the kitchen, especially in the contrasting Oxford blue.
Is there anything else notable about the kitchen?
We managed to match an RAL paint colour to the Oxford Blue for the glass splash back.
Wisteria kitchens created storage either side of our dining room chimney breast, which ties in the two rooms beautifully.