I recently completed a renuvation for a kitchen in Chandigarh.The original kitchen measured just 10’0″ x 7’4″. Design was very outdated of course and ergonomically, it was a complete disaster. The counter was too high as per the client’s height, no shelves or drawers in the base cabinets and wall cabinets didn’t even exist – TWILIGHT ZONE !! As a result, client suffers with chronic back and neck ache.
I could have worked with the original space but convinced the client otherwise. A tiny room being used for storage backed onto the kitchen and was the only space that we could include. We decided to go for it.
My vision from the very start was that of an open plan kitchen with an island of some sort. Opening out onto the client’s drawing room, I had to bear in mind the existing decor. We finally agreed on a timeless classic look – with ivory Shaker style doors.
Walls adjoining drawing room and spare room were taken down and the existing kitchen window was expanded.
First phase of electrical and plumbing work was carried out, followed by plastering of walls.18″ x 18″ vitrified ceramic tiles were used for the flooring and once wall tiling was complete, the walls were given their first coat of paint.
Ducting for chimney was then connected and the plywood wall and base cabinet carcass was put in place. The granite worktop was fitted next.
Channels and baskets were fixed and false ceiling channels were erected.
After the final phase of the electrical and plumbing work, appliances were positioned, shutters were added and the gypsum false ceiling was installed. The final coat of paint was applied, switch covers put in place and lights fitted. Finally, the kitchen was ready.
“This bright, cheerful kitchen is very motivating. Cooking here is a real pleasure now. I have sufficient work space and it adds beauty to my home…..” (client Parminder Soni of Sector 44, Chandigarh)