at Bringhurst Rd, Leicester United Kingdom
Kitchens, bathrooms, conservatories - you name it! If you want home improvements and want them done right, Hammers Renovations are the people to call.
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Then began the fun bit: putting the kitchen back together. We assembled the cabinets and installed these along with the countertops and put in cork flooring the client had bought from corkfloor.co.uk. Cork flooring is a great choice for kitchens as not only is it forgiving if you drop something, it’s also durable, far warmer than tile or lino and is easy on the feet for those who spend a lot of time standing at the stove. After this, we installed the sink, which included a 3-in-1 Franke instant hot water tap. Brilliant! This meant no more waiting for the kettle to boil! Up to date pictures to follow tomorrow!
Once the electrical was done, we got on with extending the wall near the door to accommodate the pantry unit. We also minimised the plumbing chase and moved the water lines from next to the window to the corner where they would be less noticeable. Next up, was the ceiling which we boarded, plastered and painted before cutting to accommodate the down lights. These were pushed into place and the ceiling was done. The extractor fan in the old kitchen vented to nowhere so we drilled a 6” hole through the exterior wall for outside exhausting. Following this, we painted the kitchen in a fresh, pastel green shade chosen by the client – I think it was called Melon - which works really well with the mellow colour of the cabinets.
The job we are currently working on is a high end kitchen for a five bedroom house in Thurcaston. The current kitchen had been in place since the house was built nineteen years ago and was looking a little worse for wear after almost two decades of use. The kitchen was a builder’s kitchen so not well designed with lots of difficult to reach areas hiding things like a bottle of tomato juice from 1982! (The client was persuaded to throw this away for the sake of his health.) The client wanted a well designed kitchen with all the modern necessities that make a kitchen so much simpler to use. He chose his cabinets from the Melbourne kitchen range at Wickes, which whilst being expensive, had some great design features to make the most of blind corners. He also settled on a large pantry unit, which after some figuring, was slotted into the kitchen plan. The pictures here show the old kitchen and utility room.