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Open plan contemporary kitchen for listed cottage – Histon, Cambridgeshire

What specifically did you need from a new kitchen?

We were extending it and wanted something clean and very practical, very light and easy to clean with great storage.

Why did you choose Kitchenology for your project?

We visited one other company but weren't really going to go for something contemporary although our friends had an Alno kitchen which they loved. We were won over by Kitchenology design ideas and flexibility

I thought the age of the building might prove difficult. The team were great and worked round any problems.

Fisk, Histon

Specifications

Project Type Open plan lifestyle kitchen for listed cottage
Room Size/s 3930mm x 9100mm
Cabinetry AlnoStar Fine
Appliances Siemens
Sinks / Taps Blanco
Worktops Silestone
Installation Project managed installation in listed part of house
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What made Kitchenology stand out?

Jen was super helpful but not in a pushy way which made us feel very comfortable. She made very practical suggestions and was very flexible, working around some of the things in a very old house which aren't ideal. Their design worked for us and Jen listened to our needs.

What was your biggest fear before ordering your kitchen?

I thought the installation might be difficult because of the age of the building and the kitchen is partly in the old bit and partly in the new bit. The installation team were great and they worked round any problems that came up. The boxing around our tall bank of units was brilliantly done even though I think they found it tricky due to the non-square walls and floor.

Open plan contemporary kitchen for listed cottage – Histon, Cambridgeshire
Open plan contemporary kitchen for listed cottage – Histon, Cambridgeshire

What specifically was your favourite part of your Kitchenology experience?

Seeing the new kitchen turn out pretty much as we had planned it. So glad that we had confidence in Jen's assurance that a modern kitchen in a listed building could work well. They were always super helpful and were great at offering practical suggestions that worked around our quirky building.

What did you like about Kitchenology's installation?

They made great suggestions when on site that they felt would make a difference and they really did. They suggested that we made the island slightly longer which I'm so glad we did. It makes it just that bit more comfortable. They also suggested some tiny tweaks around the placement of the sink and downdraft extractor which have really worked – things we wouldn't have thought about.

What specific feature did you most like about your kitchen?

I love the large expanse of open worktop – it’s so easy to cook in. I love the deep drawers everywhere – we have so much storage space. Jens idea of having a gadget area for kettle, coffee machine, toaster etc has worked brilliantly. I also love the induction hob which I wasn't sure I would having been used to the responsiveness of gas but Jen let me stand and play with a pan of boiling water in the showroom for half an hour and I was sold.

Would you recommend Kitchenology?

Most certainly. They listened to the things that were important to us, and didn't try to push us over our budget.

The kitchen before the installation took place

The kitchen before the installation took place


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