PARK CIRCUS – City Townhouse
Our clients’ priority for their new kitchen was that it had to function, not just look good. The kitchen was part of the living space and the flow of the two areas had to work well. Attention to detail was key for every aspect of the design.
This was a renovation project for our client, the detail which they had put into the renovation for the property had to be extended to the finish of the kitchen.
The client originally wanted a dining area at the window but also wanted a large island. Worktop and preparation space were very important to them, so the size of the island had to be right. Time was spent with the client to design this area and there had to be a few design options drawn up to show how the space and flow was going to work. The dining table at the window was going to impact on the size of the island, our client decided not to compromise on the island size and instead of a separate dining table kept the seating to the island.
One key feature would be the worktop which the client personally chose following a visit to the factory to select the perfect slab of granite for their kitchen. The under unit lighting really highlights how beautiful this stone is.
Licia has a great eye for detail and takes into account your every need when it comes to the planning and design of your kitchen. She had a walk around our whole house to get an idea of what we like, the feel of the house, the style and detail in the house to make sure the kitchen was in keeping with the rest.
Trying to design a kitchen that functions and doesn’t just look good was my main aim. Licia helped with that so much. Working out how to get sockets in all the necessary places, and Hollie, Licia’s able assistant helped with dimensions and spaces behind ovens etc.
Licia is also very patient when all parties aren’t in agreement…this happened a lot! It’s not until you sit down to design a kitchen that you realise you often aren’t on the same page as the person you are sharing the kitchen with! Licia made the choices easy for us, managing somehow to appeal to us both with her ideas.
The main thing I liked, was that there seemed to be no time constraints, we just messed around with designs until we were happy. No pressure at all. Not checking a watch every five minutes.
We chose to use Bauen design because of Licia, not Poggenpohl. It’s very important that you are in tune with your kitchen designer and I like to think we were. Poggenpohl sells itself but a good designer makes it work for you and pulls it all together.