After decades of living in rented accommodation in the UK and overseas, the one thing that Jacqueline Collins wanted more than anything when she and her husband Paul finally retired was a fabulous kitchen that she could call her own.
Thanks to KF Kitchens, she has got exactly the kitchen she wanted – even down to custom-made storage spaces that we were able to make just for her: “If someone was to say: ‘What is your vision of a perfect kitchen?’, this is it,” said Jacqueline. “Everyone who has seen it has said ‘wow’. And that’s what we’ve got, the wow factor. Paul always promised me a dream kitchen, and now I’ve got it.”
It was fourth time lucky for the couple when they set out on their search for the kitchen that would meet all their requirements and would complement their house perfectly. None of the three other company’s they spoke to were able to offer us what we were looking for. KF Kitchens were the only ones that could.
When Paul and Jacqueline bought their house, they knew they would need a new kitchen: “The kitchen area was divided into three separate spaces – kitchen, breakfast room, and utility – it was very dark and dated and we really wanted to create something less compartmentalised, much lighter and brighter.”
The big question was, how? Enter KF Kitchens. Jacqueline said: “Simon came in and he worked his magic. He sat with us and asked us what we wanted and went through how we could achieve it.”
They then visited the showroom at Faraday Mill to discuss the design in detail and to view the kitchens, accessories and appliances: “KF Kitchens’ many years of experience and professional expertise were most obvious to us,” said Paul, “and we were never put under any pressure at any point.”
The key to opening up the kitchen space was to knock down the existing separating wall, and to completely re-do the ceilings. From then, it was a case of designing and creating the Collins’ dream kitchen to meet their vision.
The KF Kitchens “can do” approach also applied to the inside of the cupboards and drawers, with our kitchen fitter measuring the shelf space specially for Jacqueline’s food processor and storage containers to slot in and providing a perfect space in one of the utility room cupboards for the ironing board. We also created a custom-made, free-standing dresser, and installed low level drawers for ease of access:
Following their experience, Paul and Jacqueline say they wouldn’t hesitate to recommend KF Kitchens. Paul said: “They are everything you would want a kitchen company to be, they were absolutely faultless. We were terribly worried about having this work done. It’s a lot of money to spend, and you’ve got to get it right. But the way that KF Kitchens handled it, they put us at ease. And we are absolutely delighted with the outcome.”