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Case Study Kitchen Case Study: Prentice Ingleby

A handbag and a teapot - inspiration for the beautiful bold pop of colour in the contrasting kitchen cabinetry that makes the whole kitchen sing.

July 12th, 2019 Kitchen Case Study: Prentice Ingleby image

Choosing Us

Trisha and Phil had their kitchen renovated with the help from our Kitchen Designer Alec and the rest of our team. After visiting various kitchen showrooms, Gardiner Haskins Interiors was recommended by a family friend who had recently had their kitchen transformed and recommended they chose us after being hugely impressed with the results.  

The Process 

Before our Kitchen designer, Alec recreated Trisha and Phil kitchen, they already knew the colour scheme they were after. When meeting kitchen designer Alec, they brought Trisha's handbag and the top of their teapot requesting they could have the same colour for the kitchen cupboards. 

“We took the top of our teapot and my handbag to the store asked them to match up the colour. We were extremely impressed with how close they were able to match it.”

The couple knew they wanted a French door American style fridge freezer, built into the cabinetry to create a tidier and more discrete finish. With the fridge freezer surrounded by storage, the kitchen appears wider and this area becomes a real highlight.  After having a standard, single sink before, they also knew they wanted a double bowl sink. Thus, their new, deep farmhouse sink gives plenty of extra room they wanted. 

Trisha and Phil were both very impressed with the design process and felt Alec really understood and accommodated their cookery interests suggesting features they hadn’t considered. 

“We thought he was brilliant, so much so we went ahead with Alec’s first design". 

 They also found the installation process to be quick and organised. 

 “One thing we were extremely pleased about, was the attention to detail the kitchen fitters had towards taking measurements and fitting units. They all made sure that every part had to be measured perfectly before the finalised fitting."

Kitchen Design

Alec designed the Prentice Ingleby Kitchen furniture which was painted to match Farrow & Ball Cornforth White & Farrow & Ball Vardo. He suggested several different elements to help create their desired kitchen. He recommended fitting deep pan drawers giving the kitchen a look of modern simplicity whilst also making plenty of room for pots and pans. He also helped Trisha and Phil with all the smaller decisions, such as which end panels should have tongue and groove details. 

Natural light streams into room , but Alec also suggested fitting lights under the kitchen cabinets to help balance the natural illumination by eliminating shadows. Fitting lights under the wall cabinets also helped to create a striking effect with the worktops. The pearlescent blue flecks in the granite worksurface have an iridescent quality, reflecting all the other colours within them beautifully. Fitting a curved, corner cabinet unit next to the bi-fold doors at the far end, adds a softness to an amazing bright airy kitchen.

Prentice Ingleby Kitchen at Gardiner Haskins

Favourite Feature 

Trisha and Phil both agree the spice drawer is one of their favourite aspects of the new kitchen, allowing them to be able to view their collection of spices all at once. 

Details of Kitchen: Prentice Ingleby kitchen cabinets painted to match Farrow & Ball Cornforth White and Vardo.
Kitchen Designer & Project Manager: Alec Yull

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