They toyed with extending to accommodate a new, larger kitchen but Paul Harrington from Kitchen Design Centre’s Failsworth showroom came up with a revolutionary design that included knocking walls down, combining rooms, blocking up windows and creating new ones.
Incredibly, he turned what was essentially a corridor and area that housed the stairs in to a fantastic open plan kitchen that has become the heart of their home.
The couple visited multiple kitchen retailers, including well-known high street ones but their designs just didn’t work for them. A friend recommended Kitchen Design Centre and when Paul visited their home and proposed his design it was like a light bulb moment: it opened up the downstairs area and made the space flow.
When Chris and Rachel visited kitchen Design Centre’s Failsworth showroom they saw some three-quarter height units on display and realised these were perfect for the space and would work with the new windows. They wanted a minimalistic, sleek design that wouldn’t go out of fashion and liking symmetry and clean lines, Paul’s design was perfect for them.
A great deal of inspiration was gained from the displays in the showroom and they chose Putty Concrete Graphite GL units with the breakfast bar in Toronto Cognac Vintage Oak and Corian worktops in Cameo white for a timeless look. Rachel wanted Neff appliances, particularly the Slide and Hide oven and chose this with a Flexinduction black glass hob. She also chose a Caple wine cooler, Liebherr fridge and Quooker Flex tap.
Despite the job being a large one, Chris was full of praise for the installation, admiring how diligent Kitchen Design Centre’s fitter was.
The finished kitchen has transformed their home and has created the ‘wow’ factor:
“We approached several companies but Kitchen Design Centre’s designs were the best by far and Paul was brilliant throughout. We love the design he came up with and can’t praise the team highly enough.”
"We approached several companies but Kitchen Design Centre’s designs were the best by far and Paul was brilliant throughout. We love the design he came up with and can’t praise the team highly enough."
"This project was a complex one with a major restructuring of the downstairs space. It was needed to make it workable though. Changing the windows has transformed the kitchen and the three-quarter units are ideal. The final result is a sleek contemporary kitchen."Paul Harrington