After seeing a Grove House Kitchen for the first time 6 years previously, the client always knew she wanted a kitchen designed and crafted by Grove House. Following the renovation of numerous homes and after moving to a new property, the time was right to finally have their own Grove House kitchen. As soon as the property was purchased, a call was placed to Grove House to start the process.
The client was in the process of renovating their outdoor barn area, where the new kitchen would be installed. We visited the site prior to designing the kitchen to discuss their requirements of styles, colours, materials and appliances, as well as electrical and plumbing work.
As the client has renovated numerous homes they have gained insight into everything they want in their perfect kitchen. They wanted their kitchen to have a neutral colour palette but with character, opting for a kitchen island in a darker colour to bring the kitchen to life.
The client had specific requests such as a double Belfast sink, wine fridge, built in American style fridge freezer, larder, a kitchen island and a recycle unit.
Throughout the design process we developed three kitchen designs to suit the client’s aesthetic and function needs. We adjusted our designs with the client to ensure any changes and amendments made were exact. The client had a 4 oven Aga and we used that as a focal point on which to start the design.
The client chose a neutral colour palette, we painted the kitchen in Farrow and Ball’s Purbeck Stone and the island in Downpipe to add the character to the kitchen. The client also chose Superwhite Quartzite worktops, with pewter knobs and hinges and a lamb’s tongue door with beaded frames.
The client had specific tap ideas, so we sourced several options for the client to choose from and they decided on two Perrin and Rowe taps, the Alsace and the Picardie.
To help the client choose their flooring, as well as finish and touches, we gave cupboard door samples in the chosen colours, as well as door handles and samples of marble. We know how difficult it can be choosing furniture without having the exact colours to hand, which is a massive help in ensuring everything fits into place.
The job wasn’t a straightforward design and install due to the nature of the project. We embraced the task and had an opportunity to collaborate with the client’s existing tradesmen. This client had done her research and had a picture in her head so we had a vision to work on whilst still being able to include enhancements to ensure she was thrilled with the end result.