Greg & Kim’s Hacker Kitchen
Designer: Craig Crocombe
Comment on Project:
We first met Greg and Kim in September of 2019, they were undergoing some very extensive home remodelling and building works and wanted an early grasp on what they were going to do with their kitchen area. With covid appearing in early 2020 the industry was turbulent for a long time, luckily, we were able to have an extensive amount of the design complete well before lockdowns were put in place.
Delays in building on the customers end and the eventual supply chain delays on our end were all taken in stride and in between our lockdowns and working from home we eventually finished the design and finally delivered the kitchen in early 2021. The fitting carried out one of our preferred suppliers was fantastic and everyone was left with smiles on their faces.
The brief we received was perhaps not as detailed as we had hoped however, Greg and Kim made numerous visits early in the process to look at different colours and unit configurations. Eventually we settled on a few key design elements. The issues were space, design and colour and where the appliances would go.
- Built In Appliances
- Heavy Contrast
- Seating on the island
- Integrated for Washing/ Drying appliances in laundry room.
Q & A
What choices did the clients make and how did you help them choose?
We spent as long as the customer needed going through different samples to get the look, they were both happy with. The choices finally made were the Meteor Black Steel and Bali Silk Grey Oak for the kitchen doors. The Meteor black steel door is a laminate/ceramic fine structure coated in melamine resin. The door is 19mm thick and edged on all sides. The Bali Silk Grey Oak Door is a Laminate Matex fine structure also coated in a melamine resin. This door is also 19mm thick. The contrast between both colours and texture provides a stunning statement for the kitchen.
Q & A
What did they choose for their worktops and what colours did they choose?
The worktop is the Minerva Ice Crystal, a stunning white 25mm thick resin worktop. Minerva is hard wearing and solid surface, a great middle line between Granite and Laminate. The bright white and slight sparkle to the top fit perfect against the other textures, not a small thing as too many textures can wash out and spoil a kitchens style and character.
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Q & A
Were there any special design elements you were proud of?
The most special design elements in my opinion are the worktop mounted breakfast bar and the integrated utility appliances. One suggestion that I made was the mirror plinth, it creates the illusion of the flooring running under the units without the typical shadow of a floating design, I think it adds a nice subtle feature to the room and I’m very pleased the client like it so much.
The seating material is a German 40mm PVC Edged worktop made in the same factory as our furniture and is matched to the Silk grey oak tone of the doors which really help tie in the island to the design, surface mounting it with a small overhang provided a nice compliment to the already existing clean lines of the worktops and kept the space practical and useful.
Furniture – Hacker Kitchens
Appliances – Neff Appliances
Worktops – minervaworksurfaces.co.uk
Accessories – Consort Plinth Heater
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