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Contemporary meets Traditional- Part 1 Design Concept

Deb Mayo 21 Jun 2016

Contemporary meets Traditional- Part 1 Design Concept

Mr and Mrs M visited a friend of theirs in Caerleon to take a look at their newly fitted kitchen. They were planning to have a new kitchen the following year. They were so impressed they contacted the company who designed and installed it, that company was Cymru Kitchens. With a visit to the showroom where they met with Deb, their designer, their journey had began. Mr and Mrs M liked the existing layout of their kitchen but felt it was a bit dated and wanted to create a 'wow' factor. They worked with Deb mixing both their ideas to create their dream kitchen. They wanted to keep an eating area in the kitchen, having lived with the existing drop down table they realised how useful the work space was for them. They decided to raise the table top to breakfast bar height to give them a different look.

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The existing kitchen featured a diagonal corner hood and although they wanted to keep the hood and hob in the corner they wanted a new updated canopy. After a bit of gentle persuading Deb convinced them to remove the wall cabinets either side of the canopy and the flyover shelf (over the window) to create a contemporary pared down design.

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 Mr and Mrs M were happy with the oven in a tall cabinet but changed the double oven for a single and a combination oven with a microwave facility in it. They were thrilled to find out Cymru Kitchens could manufacture an angled cabinet door and build their cabinets to the ceiling creating extra storage space. The added bonus to this would be, dust would not be able to collect on the top of the cabinets.

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Another design alteration to their existing kitchen was the addition of a tall built in fridge freezer, eliminating the need to bend down to take items out of their under counter fridge. 

To help create the 'wow' factor Mr and Mrs M were looking for they opted for a granite worktop, Paul, measured for the template to obtain a perfect fit when the granite was installed.

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Bespoke features included a book shelf for Mrs M's recipe books and a diagonal shelf to house personal items for display. As the kitchen installation developed Mr and Mrs M added many more personal features including a niche behind the hob, an oak drawer to store small items such as keys etc and a bespoke wine rack lined with oak. Keep an eye out for Part Two,  'Contemporary meets Traditional-The Finished Look. To be posted shortly.

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