One of our designers Paul tells us about taking on the challenge of our first kitchen installation (alongside two bathroom transformations) to create modern and minimalist spaces.
What was the brief from the client?
The brief was quite simple, the client wanted something nice and modern – they loved the white, minimalist, clean feel. They wanted his-and-hers basins with a central feature bath, a top-floor bathroom converted from a bedroom, and to create a walk-through kitchen diner.
How did the space influence your design?
We wanted to create a wow-factor in the bathroom as soon as you opened the door, so we came up with the idea of bringing the wall forward, but installing a bespoke back-lit mirror feature to draw your eyes immediately to that aspect of the room. With the kitchen, there were a few designs considered originally, but we wanted to ensure it didn’t look or feel cramped, like a galley kitchen.
Were there any challenges during the project?
One of the main challenges was the levels of floor in the kitchen. When we removed the existing flooring we found it was very uneven and had quite a drastic fall towards one side – quite a few bags of leveller later, it was rectified. We also removed a supporting wall, and installed a steel lintel. Being a three-storey Victorian home we were slightly nervous about this but in the end it went like a dream.
Can you tell me about your choice of colours?
The choice of colours was very simple – white was the go-to colour for the units and furniture, and the same tiles were used on all projects.
What’s your favourite part of the finished project?
All of it, not to sound too cliché. If I had to choose, I would say the kitchen, as the transformation has been amazing.
What do the clients think?
They were over the moon with the bathrooms we had installed, and when they heard we had moved into kitchens they really wanted to be Domani’s first kitchen installation – they were, and we haven’t looked back!
THE LOW DOWN
Amalfi bath by Victoria & Albert, Sanitaryware and Furniture by Duravit Happy D2, Glass Screens by Kudos, Brassware by Hansgrohe, Radiators by Bisque.
Sanitaryware by Duravit, Furniture by Ambiance Bain, Brassware by Hansgrohe and Vado, SBH Towel Warmer.
Radiators by Bisque, Units by Daval, Blanco Stellar Worktop with Integrity Sink by Silestone, boiling water tap by Quooker.