fbpx

White Handleless kitchen with Diamond White 100mm Quartz Worktops, Henfield

b1-

The Brief

Set within an astounding property this white handleless kitchen was to form the major feature within the east wing of the house. Our clients were very simply looking for the best kitchen available and wanted something that would live up to the rest of the house.

lg ga-
The old kitchen

In terms of practicalities the kitchen had to deliver all the very latest integrated Siemens appliances, including a full height integrated freezer with ice and water, full height fridge, combi Steam oven, combi microwave, full-size oven, coffee machine, warming drawer,  induction hob, downdraft extractor, double sink, waste disposal, spray tap, filter tap, boiling water tap, oh and a dishwasher!

The style was to be contemporary and elegant, with a ‘wow’ factor that would look amazing for years to come.

a2-

The design

The layout was established fairly early on with the kitchen focusing on two main features, a six metre long island centred on a floor to ceiling bank of storage and appliances. The effect of this perfect alignment was to be further enhanced by the dramatic drop ceiling that would run above the island, incorporating feature lighting and hidden ventilation.

b3-

The key with a large room is to develop a scheme to maximise both the visual appeal and the functionality of the space. It can be very easy to lose the efficiency of the “working” part of the kitchen. To avoid this we centred the action on the far end of the space. The sink, hob, ovens and fridge are all very close to one another making it a kitchen that not only looks great but one you can easily cook in too.

b4-

The next part of the challenge comes in designing the space around the kitchen. In this instance it is the perfect alignment of the oven bank, island, the drop ceiling and feature lights combine to create the effect of a dramatic, perfectly configured space.

b5-

The main feature island consisted of a three metre run of drawers at one end and then a dramatic, three metre long breakfast bar at the other. To cope with such a span we designed a custom made steel support that sits within the 100mm quartz. The result is stunning simplicity, beneath the surface it is anything but!

lg gb-

The choice of Satin white handleless cabinetry with integrated LED lighting gave us the chance to add 100mm Diamond White worktops to create a look of timeless contemporary elegance. The pure simplicity across the finishes allows the lighting to really elevate the design in the subtlest of ways.

b6-

How it worked out

On a project such as this, it is a huge triumph when it comes together so successfully.  The apparent simplicity of the design hides a world of hidden complexity and intricate design detail. Achieving such precision over a large scale, having the ability to communicate the detail, not to mention the exactness, of the structural requirements is absolutely key to the finished result.  Before the space even exists every detail must be decided and then the space is reverse engineered to allow for the finished kitchen to fit so perfectly within it; there is no room for error.

The floor tiling covers over 300m2 in this particular living/ kitchen space and is all aligned to the centre of the island. So long before the space is anywhere near complete we had to give a centre mark for the grout joint, the drop ceiling, the island and the vast bank of tall white kitchen units. Get this wrong and you have a very expensive, very complicated headache on your hands. No pressure!

b7-

That we have developed the skills to deliver on these types of project is a wonderful testament to us as designers, project managers and installers. The work by Zac and Jake to deliver such quality in the installation phase is something we almost take for granted now, they deserve a special mention here though, the quality is simply first rate. Francis Tate Marble Works, our long-standing quartz and granite partners, also deserve a special mention. Their work on the quartz worktops is so good that Samsung, the quartz manufacturers, want to use this kitchen for their own marketing and website.

b8-

What our client said

“We are so glad we went with Black Rok, we are incredibly happy with the kitchen and have loved working with a company that does exactly what they said they would do, exactly when they said they would do it. “

Ralph and Louise G

Lorraine KlusLorraine Klus
10:54 14 Jun 24
There was no hesitation to use Black RoK for our new kitchen pantry utility and plant room in our new house having used them on several projects before. They never fail to do amazing designs and the insulation team are tidy and polite great quality kitchens .
Donna LawDonna Law
19:12 14 May 24
Great service. Such beautiful well made kitchen. High quality highly recommend
John WertheimJohn Wertheim
16:50 29 Apr 24
We love our Black Rok kitchen! Jamie showed amazing patience and design expertise over the two years that it took us to create our vision, at the same time as building our house. Jamie was able to incorporate everything that we wanted, providing great advice and suggestions along the way. The installation was amazing - nothing was too much trouble and the coordination with our builders went perfectly. We have both a beautiful and fully functional space and would thoroughly recommend Black Rok.
Dan ElsonDan Elson
07:31 20 Apr 24
Great service. All the team at Black Rock highly professional. The end result is fabulous. Many thanks Dan
D.M.N.M GutteridgeD.M.N.M Gutteridge
22:08 21 Mar 24
Thoroughly recommend the Black Rok team. We put in a new kitchen and got excellent advice through the planning process. We asked to see a number of different layout options on the computer and Jamie was very patient and helpful. The installation team were first rate and took great pride in their work. Overall very satisfied.
Linda WoodhouseLinda Woodhouse
16:39 05 Dec 23
Having downsized, I was somewhat daunted by the prospect of turning my narrow, shadowy, U-shaped, very basic kitchen into one that I actually wanted to spend time in. I now have a light, airy, functional space with practical ‘innards’ and modern, intuitive appliances. Thanks to Jamie and Ed the kitchen layout has been totally transformed and the best use has been made of the space with a sleek handle-less design and contemporary narrow worktops. Both Jamie and Ed have communicated professionally and openly at all stages of the project and Ed was even instrumental in steering me towards my final colour choices! I would thoroughly recommend Black Roc for their design and fitting capabilities.
steven eckhardtsteven eckhardt
15:00 20 Nov 23
WOW! Black Rok did a really fabulous job job with both design and fit. We have a high quality contemporary kitchen and appliances. The fit was done in just a few days with care and precision. We have had no issues but Black Rok have kept in touch and visited to ensure we are satisfied which of course we are. Fabulous colour and all very functional. Great decision to use Black Rok and we have no hesitation in recommending them.
Nigel BraggNigel Bragg
16:08 17 Apr 23
We have nothing but positive things to say about the team at Black Rok Kitchen Design. Having spent 3-4 years dithering over getting a new kitchen, we finally decided to take the plunge last year. We had 2 criteria: a sleek, modern, German style kitchen provided by an independent, local business with impeccable references. After coming across the Black Rok website, we were immediately taken by the striking designs and reassured by the volume of glowing customer testimonials along with photographs of recent projects. From the moment we met with Jamie in the Uckfield showroom, it was clear that he understood what we were looking for. Although we had some pretty fixed ideas on design and layout, Jamie was able to take those ideas and enhance them seamlessly into an overall design scheme that exceeded our expectations in all departments. We had a few design meetings, several phone calls and email conversations, and within fairly short order were signing off on a final specification for delivery in early 2023. In the lead up to installation, communication was great and the technical drawings provided by Jamie for layout of plumbing and electrical services were described by our builder as the most detailed and accurate he had come across. Indeed the Black Rok team came onto site during the preparation works to meet with our builder and electricians to ensure a smooth installation process. Everything was delivered on time and exactly to the agreed budget. The cabinets and interiors are really well made and constructed with an engineered precision you might expect of a German manufacturer. The installation team of Ed, Zac and Jake were really personable, treated our home with great respect and worked extremely efficiently to ensure the kitchen was installed quickly and accurately. They solved every problem posed to them, displaying great attention to detail and tidying up diligently at the end of each day. We are utterly delighted with the new kitchen, which certainly delivers a "wow" moment when friends and family come to visit. The quality of the workmanship is incredible value for the overall price paid. We still pinch ourselves when walking into the room and are so pleased with ourselves for choosing Black Rok.
philip mccabephilip mccabe
07:30 11 Jan 23
Fantastic, intelligent and responsive service from Jamie and Ed from start to end. The kitchen design stood out from the beginning for its attention to detail and a real understanding of what we wanted from the space. They recommended excellent builders and then worked with them to make sure that the end result was picture perfect to the design. Fitting was spot on from a skilled, diligent team and we were never kept waiting. Issues with 3rd party appliances were dealt with in a way which made it crystal clear that our satisfaction was the priority. Brilliant. Easy 5 Stars.
Helen DaviesHelen Davies
19:03 24 Oct 22
We are so pleased we elected to go with Black Rok kitchens, as they have designed and installed the kitchen of our dreams! Throughout the process, from design to installation we were reassured by the professionalism of Jamie and Ed. Jamie created a fantastic design for our kitchen and suggested ideas we had not previously considered and the installation by Jake, Zak and Ed has been completed to an exceptionally high standard! Nothing was too much trouble. If you're considering upgrading your kitchen, don't hesitate to contact Black Rok, you won't regret it.
js_loader