Mrs Barker - 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 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 - November 2016

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

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 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 Deal - July 2017

""Dear Richard & Jacob, Thank you very much for your advice and patience in sorting out my Kitchen once again. Also, thank you very much to Darren for doing a great installation job. Kindest Regards.""

Our happy customers

Customer in Deal – January 2016

"“Thank you very much for a job well done! The end result is fantastic and we are very pleased with it! The fitters worked very hard throughout.”"

Our happy customers

Customer in Folkestone - March 2017

""Stefan has made a wonderful job of everything and it is with much pleasure and thanks that I enclose my final cheque.""

Our happy customers

Customer in Maidstone - January 2015

"“Better than I had even hoped for. Meticulous attention to detail in finishes. Time given to initial choices, measurements taken and discussed, plus actual doors brought to the house for inspection. Quote given on the spot, but left with me for consideration. Everywhere swept and clean at the end of the work. Richard Hopkins a pleasure to meet, and his work an on-going pleasure in my home.”"