This Paula Rosa kitchen has provided solid service for twenty-five years, with the cabinets remaining as strong as when they were first installed during the original house build and very little change in the hinge and drawer runner mechanisms.
The solid Oak door and drawer fronts have aged naturally, getting slightly darker over the decades. Noticeably the veneer decor panels have not changed so much in colour, and as a result, the overall aesthetic has become rather dated.
As the layout of the whole kitchen space was very pleasing and the integrated appliances were all in good working order, replacing the kitchen cabinetry alone with new like-for-like would be an unnecessary and considerable £12K+ cost.
With the original cabinets being in such good well-cared-for condition, a painted renovation of the external doors and decor panels was scheduled, and after some deliberation, Uffington was the final chosen colour.
To complement the brightening and future function of this large kitchen space, the original laminated worktops were replaced with granite. Adding new full-height upstands instead of wall tiles below the wall cabinets and behind the hob provided very practical wall protection.
Who doesn't love a Before and After?
New stone worktops meant a new sink. A large single under-mounted ceramic bowl from Franke was fitted and draining grooves were added to the worktop on the righthand side. And to complement the new cabinetry handles in a vintage brass finish, a new Satin Brass Perrin & Rowe Picardie filtration tap replaced the old tap.
Retaining some of the Oak elements of the wine rack and the internal cabinet finish on the glazed dresser and wall cabinet connected the new colour scheme to the existing terracotta floor tiles.
The window reveals were enhanced with the new granite worktop running flush to the window frames resulting in a deeper worktop area.
The original white plug covers were upgraded to brushed brass to match the new cabinet handles.
Enabling my clients to renovate their kitchen started with a home consultation where I assessed the kitchen's suitability for a painted renovation and measured everything. With my client's initial ideas and budget in mind, I then set out a basic programme of work and ballpark renovation costs for consideration. Once committed, I connected the most appropriate suppliers with my client to achieve the best outcomes and results with very happy customers and specialist tradespeople too.
We all loved working on this kitchen renovation together.
Local Amazing Collaborators
Sam & George at Gray & Amor did the building, electrical and plumbing works
Lou Whorlow at ColourFlow completed all the decorating and kitchen cupboard painting