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White Handleless Kitchen with Grey Quartz, Burwash

The brief

This kitchen was actually designed and installed in the home of one of the directors of Black Rok. The idea was to build a single story extension on the back of the house to create a new kitchen dining room. The walls to the existing kitchen and hallway would then be opened up to enable a step down into the sunken kitchen, giving the kitchen a large, bright feel. A spacious open plan kitchen was planned with bi fold doors bringing in lots of natural light. The original kitchen was to then become a playroom/snug for the young family to spend quality time together.

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The design

To start with the design focused on how to best utilise the new kitchen extension space to incorporate a spacious open plan room for the family. The new kitchen/dining room would have beautiful anthracite bi folds on two of the walls leading out onto decking, with the kitchen at one end and dining table at the other. More space was created for this young family and allowed a more open plan feel to the house. To gain additional much needed storage, the spacious hallway housed a large bank of matching units and shelves, housing everything from kids boots to family photo’s.

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The flow was easy to achieve by grouping the appliances along the end wall with built-in ovens one end of the run and the full height fridge/freezer at the other end. In between, the dishwasher, bins, sink (complete with boiling tap) and storage drawers sit below the worktop.

The kitchen is by no means large but the simple design coupled with super functional storage makes for a highly efficient space. The simple white, handless cabinetry is finished with grey quartz along the main run with Oak on the island to add a little warmth and texture. The hob is centred on the island creating a perfect space for cooking whilst being able to look at the beautiful garden.

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How it turned out

The end result is a stunning modern kitchen in a beautiful light and airy room with plenty of storage and space. With two young boys (both under 4years old!!) the kitchen is tested on a daily basis in terms of resilience, everything from spaghetti sauce to cars and diggers get thrown at it and after a quick wipe down it comes up as good as new. The lighting adds some drama along with the large glazing and whatever the time of day, it’s a wonderful place to be.

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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.
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