Lewisham, London

Location
Lewisham, London
Materials
Spray lacquered Valchromat
Spray lacquered Mappa Burr veneer on birch plywood/h6>

What did I make?
Doors and drawer fronts
End panel to tall unit with integral cork pinboard
Under panel to wall units with integral led lighting
What would I charge for a similar project?
£5000.00
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The workmanship is beautiful and the finish has far exceeded our expectations. We absolutely love the kitchen, enjoyed the collaborative process, and were pleasantly surprised by the cost.
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The Story

These clients had a look at the concept of minimalism and said no thanks. The result is a great mix of materials and colours that may not be to everyone’s taste, but it works for them and I love it! They felt they could go a bit further than many people because it is a separate kitchen as opposed to a kitchen diner. This means that it is a room that they go into frequently, but don’t spend half the day in there.

They were originally thinking about having birch plywood doors but became aware of other possibilities having seen my website. They visited the showroom for a chat through the options and to look at samples which enabled them to make an informed choice on their selection of materials and finishes.

I followed this up with my usual procedure of visiting the site and meeting the builders to discuss schedules and fitting options. After everything was made, I delivered it all to site and handed over to the builder.

You may have noticed the splashback – these are pressed ceiling tiles from America. The clients found them on Ebay, being sold as leftovers by someone who had imported a larger amount for another project. To avoid cutting into them too much, the clients mounted the sockets on the underneath of the wall units.