A kitchen is reborn

Now here is a project that we particularly enjoyed.  Our brief was to transform a galley kitchen, dining room and conservatory into an open plan kitchen diner and in doing so make the most of the gorgeous Sussex views at the rear of the property.  Our clients have two daughters under ten, a gorgeous dog and love to entertain so the original layout shown here was less than ideal.

Amazing things came from that kitchen, (I speak from experience here) but the chef was always cut off from the fun with very little worktop space and as a family of four they really had long since outgrown the compact dishwasher.  The conservatory space was used for kitchen overflow and the client’s impressive chilli collection. You’d never find yourself sitting and relaxing in there however and as a result the stunning view to the fields beyond the garden was wasted.

So what did we do? Well we took out the internal walls, devoted the hitherto kitchen and the dining room to the new kitchen and rebuilt the conservatory with large bi-fold doors as the dedicated dining area.  The clients love greens and creams so we specified Olivio Verde Arenastone tops, cream cabinets with Dulux Twisted Bamboo on the walls and Dulux Timeless for ceiling and paintwork.

Welkin kitchen before


The existing dining room ran straight off the sitting room so to keep the kitchen and diner separate we added a door between the newly created space and the sitting room.  A new fridge freezer now stands where the old kitchen/dining room door used to be and whoever is at the sink enjoys the wonderful countryside outlook rather than the wall.

Our clients are thrilled at the transformation and how well it works for the way they live as a family.  They have an abundance of storage space and with daughters who love baking, plenty of worktop space for cake and cookie creation.  Now if you look carefully, behind the orchid you will see a bar stool.  It’s a great spot – not in the way of the chef but a fantastic vantage point for kitchen, view and conversation.  Well that’s my “glass of wine and nibbles spot” when we go round for dinner!