Mrs Barker's Kitchen - A Kitchen Makeover Success Story


Before

After

Mrs Barker is an active lady with a traditional dark wood kitchen.

The kitchen has one small window at one end – so not much natural light – the lights had to be on – even during the day to use the kitchen. The style was very traditional from the doors to the wall tiles and also the floor – it was in dire need of updating!

The layout was okay but the entrance to the kitchen was 'cramped' by the base end wall cabinets along the wall by the door. These cabinets also made the dining area look and feel small. As you can see from the photographs, this kitchen and utility room has a lot of doors and drawers – so potentially a large and costly job.

So what was the brief?

Mrs Barker wanted a total update to a modern kitchen with no fussy or twiddly bits, that was easy to keep clean. A new floor and wall finish were essential as was an increase in the feeling of space.

Then we got on to the budget – now Mrs B is from Yorkshire and as is the way with Yorkshire folk (I have lived there) the budget was extremely modest.

We had a couple of meetings to go through the possibilities and the prices for the options and happily settled on a final plan that suited Mrs B's overall budget.

So what did we do?

We removed the dark and difficult to clean doors and drawer fronts. Mrs B chose the Knebworth – Dove Grey handle-less doors – which made the room light, brighter immediately.

The worktop was to remain and the doors were chosen with this in mind. This saved Mrs B money as did keeping the sink – brightening it up with a new tap in chrome to replace the tired, stained white tap from the old kitchen.

Another money saving decision was the handle-less doors – meaning zero cost for handles and a sleeker look too.

One touch of luxury in the glass splashbacks which look beautiful, adding a highlighting splash of colour and style to the whole kitchen. Incidentally, they are so easy to clean, Mrs B has nearly forgotten having to scrape the dirt from the grout lines of the old tiles behind the hob.

The cramped feeling when entering the old kitchen or sitting at the table has been dealt with by removing that 'run' of base and wall units, then carefully cutting and edging the existing worktop. These were replaced by a small colourful sofa in Chenille.

To finish the whole transformation – the old tiled floor has been replaced with some lovely marble – look tiles which are a perfect foil. To the matt finish of the Dove Grey Doors.

All in all a very satisfying project. Mrs B was delighted and that is the really important benchmark for us.

Our happy customers

Customer in Ashford - February 2022

"From the time Richard first came round I felt confident that the kitchen would go fine. There was a delay in starting the work due to covid and Richard did say he would understand if we went somewhere else but I really wanted them to do it. The work was carried out to a really high standard by Finn and Mark, they made a really nice job of a corner that was built in. Mark made a great job of the tiling. Jacob in the office was really friendly and dealt with little things we wanted extra. In all we are over the moon with the finished result and would definitely recommend them to anyone."

Our happy customers

Customer in Canterbury - April 2022

""This is the second major refurbishment carried out by K4 kitchens for us and we are delighted by the work and service provided. We worked with Richard through the design stage, using his many practical suggestions to improve the outcome. The fitters, Mark and Finn, arrived on schedule and simply got on with the job, always leaving the place tidy at the end of the day. The final instalment was only presented when Richard knew that we were happy with the work.""

Our happy customers

Customer in Canterbury - December 2016

"We had various trades, plumber, plasterer, decorator, carpenter, electrician to undertake a wide variety of tasks. All was very efficiently co-ordinated by Richard - keeping us informed of progress and making sensible suggestions as the work progressed. Time scales, schedules and budgets were kept to and the standard of all the tradesmen was first class. We always felt that he had a close control over the project as a whole. We would, without doubt, recommend K4 Group with confidence that what is promised by them will be delivered."

Our happy customers

Customer in Canterbury - December 2016

"“We had various trades, plumber, plasterer, decorator, carpenter, electrician to undertake a wide variety of tasks. All was very efficiently co-ordinated by Richard - keeping us informed of progress and making sensible suggestions as the work progressed. Time scales, schedules and budgets were kept to and the standard of all the tradesmen was first class. We always felt that he had a close control over the project as a whole. We would, without doubt, recommend K4 Group with confidence that what is promised by them will be delivered.”"

Our happy customers

Customer in Canterbury – July 2014

"“Thank you for the wonderful work you and your workmen did with such efficiency – I am very pleased with my beautiful Kitchen Makeover! I will certainly be recommending you to all my friends and family. Please continue your excellent work!”"

Our happy customers

Customer in Canterbury - March 2022

""K4 Kitchens have created a fantastic kitchen for us. Right from the start we knew we had a great company as Richard was able to redesign our kitchen better than we had ever hoped. The staff went out of their way to be helpful and pleasant and have done a great job. We've been able to keep elements we liked and then upgrade our kitchen to a whole new level with beautiful granite work tops and glass splash backs. Hiccups always happen in jobs like this but nothing phased K4 and they went the extra mile to give us the kitchen of our dreams.""

Our happy customers

Customer in Canterbury - November 2016

"“The work was carried out to a very high standard. A very pleased customer.”"

Our happy customers

Customer in Deal - February 2016

"“Fantastic group of work men. All did a wonderful job. Respectful of my house, and worked very hard all the way through. Richard was great at sorting out any problems and always respected my wishes. Thrilled with result and would recommend them to anyone”"

Our happy customers

Customer in Hythe - April 2022

""The difficult job of disconnecting the old dishwasher and fitting new appliance was accomplished seamlessly and efficiently by K4 Kitchens, who had previously given our kitchen a brilliant makeover.""

Our happy customers

Customer in Maidstone - February 2022

"A five star company !! Mark and Finn were excellent workman, left it very clean everyday regular contact from the company office throughout the job from nice man called Jacob, my kitchen looks amazing now such a good job done, I have since had some additional work done by this company which again was 5 star, can definitely recommend this company."

Our happy customers

Customer in Whitstable - March 2022

""This is the second time I have had K4 do a job for me and once again I am delighted with every aspect of their work. Communication and organisation with Jacob and Laura in the office is rapid and very friendly. The lads who came out to do the job - Mark and Fin - are masters of their craft, absolutely meticulous in the way they carried out the work, and they are moreover two of the nicest guys you could wish to meet.""