We are delighted to announce that KCA is the winner of the United Kingdom Property award for 'Best Kitchen Design South East England' 2019. We were presented with our award on the evening of the 25th October 2019 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel London, receiving the highest level 5 Star Award and an International Nomination for Kitchen Design United Kingdom.
This design has also been shortlisted for the 'Living Space Design of the Year Award' in the Designer Kitchen and Bathroom Awards. The objective of these awards is to recognise excellence and maintain high standards in the property industry worldwide, so as a family-run company, we're honoured to have been chosen.
Collaborating with EAB Homes and Alexander James Interiors we collaborated to create an industrial style kitchen for a project in Beaconsfield. Our brief was to balance on-trend style with timeless design in order to create an inviting family space that complements the style and features of the new build property.
The kitchen design uses several different finishes that blend nicely with the materials and existing tones of the property. Dark concrete effect furniture complements the black Crittall style windows, whilst the grey oak and light grey lacquer cabinetry pairs perfectly with the light textured quartz worktops and stainless-steel accents. Due to the overall size of the kitchen area, we opted for a more eclectic approach to the design, using a combination of knurled stainless-steel bar handles and handless cabinetry.
In our approach to the layout of the kitchen, the first detail that we needed to factor was the structural pier. We overcame this by designing a studwork boxing to create an alcove for the refrigeration appliances and then extended this into the back wall to create a further alcove for glazed feature units with a back-lit frame offering a visual impact. This studwork gave the kitchen the feeling of being part of the architecture of the room, rather than a free-standing solution.
To add to the industrial style, we incorporated several stainless-steel accents. This included the Gaggenau VarioCool refrigeration and, in particular the 80mm thick ‘L’ shaped worktop on the island. This created a floating bridge linking the two runs of furniture to give the user accessibility from the prep sink onto a large expanse of worktop for food preparation and serving, and onto the induction hob. This is similar to a drummer on his stool with sweeping access to all of his drums, making this space a joy for the chef.
The social seating on the perimeter overlooks the beautiful garden. Within the living space, complementary coffee and wine areas were designed to add a multifunctional use of the living space. Features such as the low-level area at the end of the sink run leading towards the garden along with open shelves and the colour selected for the dressings emphasised the softer, relaxed open-plan heart of the home.
To find out more about how our award-winning approach can help you with your project, contact us here.
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Very professional company. A pleasure to work with. The kitchen designed and workmanship was stunning. They really listened to our wants and lifestyle needs. Would wholeheartedly recommend.Mr. Magal
It really is an excellent service. No detail is left unchecked. Everything from the beginning has been amazing. The initial design was well thought out, imaginative & exciting. All our questions no matter how silly were answered. Measurements on site were checked very carefully which meant when issues were found they could be resolved before the kitchen was ordered. It arrived on time & was fitted with the same care & attention we'd come to expect. The kitchen itself - WOW!Mrs. Scott
After visiting a number of kitchen specialist, KCA were the only ones who listened and were able to translate my ideas into reality. The final product was perfect and the service and after care provided was exceptional.Mr. & Mrs. Bhalla
We found their design to be unique, resulting in a bespoke kitchen which excelled our expectations. Excellent aftercare and would not hesitate to recommend.Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert
KCA have been a pleasure to work with from the very start of the project. They listened to my requirements, designed a beautiful kitchen and built it on time and to budget. The whole team have an excellent eye for detail and a great sense of customer service; I could not recommend them more highly.Mrs. Alexandrou
I cannot recommend the team at KCA highly enough. From concept to completion the whole experience was seamless.Mrs. Robert's
Having previously worked in kitchens, I know how painful having your kitchen fitted can be - I think our experience was as painless as it could have been.Mrs. O'Doherty
From concept design to finished kitchen the process was seamless. KCA not only produced a great design but their interface with the architect and builders made the project a great success.Mr. & Mrs. Cardwell
KCA came up with the design for our open plan kitchen/dining/family space and we loved it immediately. No other kitchen designer/supplier came close!Mrs. Gibson
We are THRILLED! KCA are a very professional, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and caring business. Their attention to detail and our requirements were always top of their list.Mrs. Chapman
From concept to completion the whole experience was seamless. Being interested in interior design I had quite a specific vision for my kitchen and KCA wholly embraced my input making me feel very much part of the decision making process whilst using their expertise to guide and steer regarding practicality and functionality.Mrs. Roberts
Just Perfect from the point of walking into the showroom and the journey taken to the end product including aftercare.Mr. & Mrs. Perera
The customer service is second to none. The kitchen design and choice is superb.Mrs. Hanson
KCA were the 3rd kitchen design company we approached, they were the only ones to listen to us and our design requests and ideas. The 3D view of how the kitchen would look was perfect.Mr. Ryan
The kitchen fitter is very efficient & an excellent communicator, his work is to a very high standard & he is very tidy!Mr. & Mrs. Cass
Very friendly, informative and helpful service. I would definitely use KCA again. Thank you all.Mrs. Tucker
The design of the kitchen differed hugely from any of the others we received. This really was a "design". Clever and inspiring, not just someone drawing what we'd said. The fitting was efficient with the same regard to detail.Mr. & Mrs. Scott
Great service from start to finish.Bentier
Always a pleasure to deal with, fantastic designs and great service all round.Beaufield Homes
KCA have installed a new hob and oven, a Quooker tap and new work surfaces. I am overjoyed with the results.Mrs. Burston