Portfolio – Colden Common

Mr and Mrs Maiden started the process of looking for builders for an extension back in 2012. They struggled to find a builder offering reasonable quotes and willing to spend the time ironing out the details that would deliver their dream space so the project went on hold indefinitely, leaving them deflated and with no hope of finding what they wanted. Having already met with Kitchen Living about their kitchen in 2013, they later learned through a Christmas card in 2014 that Kitchen Living would now be able to do their building work and could manage their whole project. They were provided with a detailed quote for both the extension and kitchen and were thrilled when the bespoke kitchen we had planned was coming in at a comparable price to some of the major retailers offering stock only sizes.

Maiden - Kitchen Living Colden Common
Maiden - Kitchen Living Colden Common
Maiden - Kitchen Living Colden Common
Maiden - Kitchen Living Colden Common
Maiden - Kitchen Living Colden Common
Maiden - Kitchen Living Colden Common
Maiden - Kitchen Living Colden Common
Maiden - Kitchen Living Colden Common
Maiden - Kitchen Living Colden Common
Maiden - Kitchen Living Colden Common
Maiden - Kitchen Living Colden Common
Maiden - Kitchen Living Colden Common
Maiden - Kitchen Living Colden Common
Maiden - Kitchen Living Colden Common
Maiden - Kitchen Living Colden Common

THE BRIEF

Mr and Mrs Maiden wanted to extend out into their garden and create one large open plan living space that would incorporate a new bespoke kitchen and day room. Having two grown up children, they wanted to have enough space for them to have friends over in an area separate from their existing sitting room. They also wanted the whole extension to open out into the garden to complete the light and spacious atmosphere.

THE CHALLENGE

The lighting was a challenge as there needed to be the right mix of natural and artificial lighting to create the desired atmosphere both internally and externally. This was achieved by having larger roof windows and angled downlights inside, outside they had wall lights and soffit lighting to create enough ambient lighting when sitting in the garden.

THE OUTCOME

Mr and Mrs Maiden now have a modern kitchen and exceptional living space which has light flooding in. They have two symmetrical gable windows with bi-fold doors which are a stunning feature and open up the house out to the garden giving them a fantastic outdoor living space. Despite their extension, there is still a large garden area to be enjoyed. Kitchen Living laid their patio, re-turfed and installed a stain glass window to complete the finishing touches.

WHAT THE CLIENT SAID

The bonus about Kitchen Living is that they manage everything so you only have one contact throughout your kitchen and building work project. The best thing though, is that Kitchen Living always put their customers first and I don’t believe we would have had the same levels of customer service from others.
— Mrs Maiden, Colden Common