Subtle….Yet a Beautiful Transformation!

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This client in Cimla, Neath wanted to update her kitchen without the excess mess and cost. We decided to go with an Ivory coloured Ashford style replacement door to match with the wall and floor tiles, keeping her existing cornice, pelmet, plinth and worktops which already tied in so well with the colours in the kitchen. Such a subtle difference in this kitchen but it gives it a modern feel but still keeping that feeling of home.

Extension Transformation

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This transformation in the area of Hendy, Llanelli came about after the client had a sunroom extension put onto her home. The idea of the renovation was to unite the lounging area with her existing kitchen. The client chose the Cambridge door in an oak grain cream finish, this ties in very nicely with her existing furniture and brings the whole room together. You can see from the after pictures a glass splashback has been added which we had bespoke made for the client to match existing kitchen accessory colours. This client chose to remove the old tiles and skim the walls, the splashback makes a lovely alternative and blends really well. We ordered deeper worktops in order to give this client a nice shelf feature on a false wall separating the 2 areas.

Magical Transformation!

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In this kitchen in Uplands, Swansea, the client was looking to sell their house in the future and wanted to install a kitchen that would be fresh and light. They were keeping tiles and flooring and have gone for a Satin White Cambridge door style. This choice allowed them to only alter the minimum about the kitchen. This is a truly miraculous transformation, changing from a warm wood to a bright white. Changing panels and trims, glazed doors and recovering open units to complete the look. We have used a dark worktop, with the breakfast bar chamfered off to soften lines and make it more practical in day to day life.

Brought Right Up To Date!

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This client in Cwmavon, Port Talbot wanted to update his kitchen with minimal cost and mess. You won’t be able to tell from this picture, but this kitchen has half been painted and half refurbished. The worktops are the existing ones as are the tiles, but the client painted the end panels, open end shelves, cornice and pelmet. We just replaced the doors and handles with a simple gloss white Lincoln style door. After several coats of paint this kitchen looks truly awesome, it has brightened up the kitchen and brought it bang up to date. We replaced the un-used dishwasher with a cupboard and door to give the client more storage space. It just goes to show you really can have a new kitchen on a budget!

 

Vintage Makeover

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This is a customer in Birchgrove, Swansea and it is a really interesting kitchen because the tile has actually come back into fashion, it’s a dark blue tile and beyond the kitchen is a conservatory which has cut a lot of the light out, the original doors are blue so keeping it light was the most important feature here. This mother and son chose a light door with a light worktop which has a small grey and beige fleck to give it more definition and also picks up the colour from the tiles, this combination really has transformed the room, keeping the vintage tiles in situe. We left the extractor in place but changed the hob, although this was still working it was very old and didn’t look right with the new worktop. This kitchen had been altered over the years with DIY additions everywhere, so we replaced all the drawer boxes, made doors larger to cover open units and create a better look overall. The customer chose to complete the look with cream walls instead of the yellow.

Tying it all Together

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This is a customer in Port Talbot who originally had an idea to keep his tiles and wanted to go with a black and white monochrome theme door and worktop. However as you can see these tiles are a cottage style, they have warm tones of ginger and lighter greens in them, where they are predominately green. So in cases where we want to make those tiles look like they belong in the kitchen, it’s not a good idea to go with a different colour theme. Black and white is a very striking colour theme and lends itself to black or white and a plain colour tile, had we gone with this theme the tiles would have stuck out like a sore thumb. So we bought in some samples and compared them to the existing tiles, we went with this light green beige colour door and to tie in with the gingery aspect of the tile we chose a wooden worktop and a slate floor to complete the look. In-keeping with the age of the property, this overall look is a modern take on a country kitchen which looks fantastic, it is now a calm and relaxing room to be in.

Longevity V’s Fashion

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We undertook this black to white kitchen door replacement, about 2 years ago. Last month the gloss black door was deleted from our collection. The substitute in its place in a dark grey matt door called anthracite. If dark and mysterious is your thing, then it seems that the black gloss trend has passed and that the palette is turning more towards metallic and matt finishes.

Lighter colours are still the most popular choice, they are good for the spirit, giving an uplifting feel. They do of course show up the dirt more, but a quick wipe over is all they need to keep them in check and looking good for years. If budget is a consideration and you want your kitchen to last for years to come– go lighter or mid-range. The colour will see you through summer and winter and is so easy to live with and to accessorise. If you want a change you can simply change the paint, your accessories or a backsplash.

When I first entered this kitchen it felt very overpowering, it felt as though it was closing in on me, with very little light bouncing back. The client wanted to lift the room and open up the kitchen but they were very happy with their solid wood worktop.

Most of our clients have a problem in their kitchen and in this one it was the integrated washing machine door which wasn’t sitting flush. During the transformation of the kitchen cabinets we fixed this at the same time.

We replaced all the wall and floor cupboard doors including the larder which has a metal pull-out, new end panels, cornice, pelmet and plinth. By changing to lighter non-reflective door it has drastically simplified and calmed this room. Their original chandelier, now accents the kitchen as a feature instead of disappearing.

This is one of the most mood enhancing transformations that we have done. There’s nothing like walking into your kitchen to make the morning cuppa and it feeling fresh and bright and lifting you mood to start the day.

Can I keep my tiles?

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This stunning kitchen refurbishment recently undertaken in Cwmavon, Port Talbot. Shows how you can retain some of the original features of your kitchen and make them look as though they were intended to be there all along. In this kitchen we used ivory cream doors, not all cream colours are created equal, our ivory shade has a warm pink tone to it. Which complemented the peachy pink tiles perfectly. This client only spends about 4 months of the year at her home here in Wales and so she didn’t want to spend a lot on renovating her kitchen, therefore replacement kitchen doors and worktops were the perfect answer. She still wanted a nice finish to her kitchen, somewhere nice to come home to, without having the full expense of having a full kitchen refit. This fit took 2 days. We also changed her washing machine, hob, oven and extractor along with worktops, sink and tap. She carefully chose this beautiful glossy worktop which looks like marble and the whole kitchen has come together beautifully and has added a lot of light making the kitchen look larger. Ivory coloured doors are available in a huge range of 25 styles all custom made specifically for each individual kitchen.