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Handleless Cream Kitchen with Quartz Worktops in Crawley Down

The Brief

Our brief here was to change the look and layout of the kitchen in a fairly dramatic way.crawley down kitchen before replacement


Our clients wanted a set of Bifold doors installed at one end, they wanted more fridge/ freezer space, more storage, more worktops and more appliances all whilst making the kitchen feel lighter, brighter and more spacious. Everything, right down to the sink had to be carefully considered to maximise efficiency, whilst minimising their impact on the space.

The Design

The Bifold doors set the tone for the kitchen. To make the space work we designed a tall unit bank to house Full height Fridge, full height freezer and oven, microwave and warming drawer.

handleless cream kitchen crawley down hob and sink

Space was tight to achieve this but it was just possible, to enhance the appearance we designed a drop section of ceiling to close the gaps between the cabinets and the ceiling and give the furniture a truly built in appearance. To achieve the required level of functionality within a small space needs more than just a well-considered design, it needs furniture that has the versatility to make use of all the space available, however small the space, if it’s used intelligently, it can function just as well as a kitchen twice the size. Running down one side of the kitchen the worktop housed the sink and hob, along with bins, dishwasher, drawers and a corner Le Mans unit.

handleless cream kitchen crawley down sink and toaster

To the right of the sink a roller shutter with cupboard above made great use of the corner space. On the opposing wall more storage was enhanced by a curved section of worktop to provide the perfect spot for a bit of breakfast.

How it worked out

handleless cream kitchen crawley down breakfast bar

Finished to our usual high standards this kitchen is a real gem. The room feels so much bigger and everywhere you turn there’s a feeling of real quality. The Bifolds open the space to the garden providing a real “Wow” factor and then once inside the “Wow’s” keep on coming. We designed the overall room concept; project managed not just the kitchen but the building works as well and ensured the whole project ran smoothly. The end result is a huge triumph showing just what can be achieved with good design.

handleless cream kitchen crawley down ovens and fridges

Magnolia Handleless with Almond Wood in Stonegate near Tunbridge Wells

German kitchen in Stonegate, East Sussex

The brief

For this new kitchen in Stonegate, the brief was to create a clean, fresh, family kitchen incorporating warm woody tones and modern handle-less furniture.

The kitchen area forms one end of an open plan living space and it was always important that the space would work as one fluid area. The kitchen needed to perform efficiently and provide all the necessary storage, refrigeration and cooking functionality you would expect in 21st century kitchen, without dominating the space.


The design

The island forms the centre piece of the kitchen, sized and shaped to be big enough for breakfast-on-the-go whilst not being so big as to dominate the room. Positioning the induction hob on the island ensures that cooking is a truly social experience.   The bank of tall units house the built-in refrigeration along with a large larder cupboard. Cleverly concealed behind the lacquered  handle-less fronts are a range of storage options, the usual drawers and cupboards are complemented by a built in waste system and an under-counter wine cooler.

To maximise the feeling of space a simple open shelf completes the kitchen. The concealed fixings and integrated lighting make something really simple, really effective.

How it worked out

It’s always a great feeling when our customers are happy, not only with the kitchen we have installed but with the kitchen we designed. We often like to go back a month or two after the kitchen has been installed to see how things have worked out, apart from seeing the kitchen in action it’s also how we keep improving as designers. It’s our chance to see what’s worked and inevitably sometimes we see things that haven’t quite worked out as we intended. In this case, the kitchen has proved to be a great success.  One of the great things is that it provides a wonderful back drop to a busy, vibrant family life.  It has been beautifully accessorized to make it truly individual and unique to the family that use it.

What the customer said

First impressions… “Very smart and stylish showroom and made very welcome by Jamie and Ed.”

On the design process… “You worked tirelessly with our many alterations to our plans and we truly have the kitchen we’d dreamt of.”

On the installation…  “The fitters were great – hard working, helpful and very efficient.”

On recommending Black Rok… “ We have recommended you and mentioned your name to all our kitchen admirers!”