Chatting to the Warburtons about their new kitchen.
After designing and installing their new kitchen we asked them how they are settling in to their new space.
What made you decide to come to Space Fitting Furniture for your kitchen?
Sam: “It was through Instagram, we’ve been following for a while and loved the kitchens you’ve got on there. We knew when it came around to doing our own kitchen we wanted to come to space fitting. A few of our friends have had kitchens from you and I really liked what I saw.”
What’s your favourite part of the kitchen?
Sam: “My favourite is the insinkerator food waste disposer, I love the fact you can throw all your food waste down there with no mess. I also love how clutter free it is, everything’s got its place and there is so much storage. There are just so many good bits!”
Rachel: “For me it’s the concrete pendant lights, I love the way they tie in with the kitchen scheme.”
Has it changed the way you use your space?
Sam: “We just live in here now, far more than before, because we love the environment.”
Rachel: “We entertained loads over Christmas and this was the central hub for everything.”
Have the improvements benefited your lifestyle?
Rachel: “I love that I’ve got my own baking area now, everything is in one place, it’s so convenient. Before the renovation, I used to have to get things from different rooms as the storage in the kitchen wasn’t good enough. Now, I have a larder area that’s big enough for my mixer, small appliances and everything else I want out of sight.”
Sam: “I’m just so proud of the space that I want to keep it clean, tidy and clutter free. Before I go to bed I make sure it’s nice ready for the following morning.”
Can you describe your experience throughout the design process at space fitting furniture?
Sam: “We knew what we wanted, a darker scheme with a kitchen and dining area in the space. After that, the design process was very easy, we came in and sat down with you and you showed us things that we wouldn’t necessarily have chosen ourselves but totally love. We loved your recommendations, from the textured door finish on the units, to the contrasting colour on the island and bank of tall units, through to the tactile wooden breakfast bar.We had never thought about a matching table from the same material as the worktop but that works so well.”
Rachel: “Also, the baking area, I hadn’t thought about having pocket doors with everything behind but it definitely makes the whole space easier to use. I can open it up when I’m cooking and hide it all away when I’m finished.”
How has the Dekton worktop enhanced the way you use the kitchen?
Sam: “We love the worktop, it’s another one of our favourite things about the kitchen. It’s very easy to clean, which was important to us. It doesn’t scratch and we can put hot stuff straight on to it without worrying that it will damage.”
Rachel: “I like the subtle pattern, it’s discreet but still has an interesting design that ties in with the rest of the room.”
Can you tell us a bit about the different seating areas in the kitchen and how the design helps to pull these spaces together?
Sam: “We’ve got Dekton as the main worktop but also on the table, it’s great, we tend to sit at the island when it’s just the two of us but when we’re having family time we like to sit around the table. It works well as it’s keeping the colour scheme consistent which is also nice.”
Now you’ve retired do you see yourself advancing your culinary skills?
Sam: “I used to buy pre-prepared meals that I could just put straight in the oven, but now that the space is so nice, I want to cook more myself. It’s such an easy kitchen to use!”