Surrey Homes | SH56 | June 2019 | Kitchen & Bathroom supplement inside


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Case Study:


What goes into producing a dream kitchen like this

one? James Buck of Neptune Tonbridge explains...

What was the project brief?

A contemporary style kitchen

required to suit a modern new

build property, with a sociable

open plan living arrangement,

decorated in light/neutral colours/

tones and tactile finishes. The design

included a large island with seating

arrangement, along with a bank

of full height cabinets to house

the majority of the appliances and

the statement Limehouse larder.

How was the kitchen made? The

cabinets are made from tulipwood,

plywood and oak, with a handpainted

finish in Neptune ‘Lily’

externally and Neptune ‘Fog’

internally. The quartz work surface

is manufactured by Silestone.

How long did it take to

complete? Approximately three

weeks from start to finish.

Initially five working days to fit

the majority of the cabinetry to

be ready for the work surface

template. The work surface was

fitted seven working days later,

with two further days to complete

the kitchen cabinet installation.

Were any special features

included? A dropped ceiling was

created to house a large flush ceiling

mounted extractor. This was not

only functional, but formed an

interesting feature – the horizontal

LED strip lighting incorporated

reflects the LED lighting installed to

the underside of the worktop above

the cabinet doors. A cabinet was

also adapted to conceal the main

manifold for the underfloor heating

system, with storage space above.

We worked with the architect

to ensure that the worktop ran in

line with the top of the window

frame, to conceal it, as one of

the main features of the dwelling

are the ‘frameless’ windows.

SH Kitchen & Bathroom Supplement