An overview of the Grumbar kitchen showing the island in the foreground
As far as kitchen designs go, they don't come more challenging than this. During initial site visits, the room was nothing more than a shell, but even then, it was obvious that nothing was square, level or flat in any shape or form. Although initial site measurements were taken in order to draw up plans, it was decided that many of the finer details would need to remain fluid until completion of building works.

The bulge in the wall is the rear of the old bread oven.  It was a challange to overcome, but satisfying to completeThe customer liked the styling of an in-frame kitchen, and wanted a light coloured painted finish. Given the nature of what was required, we not only built the carcasses, but also made and finished all doors, drawers and frames. This was useful, not least because we were required to make a special curved unit and a tapered unit, neither of which could have been achieved with bought in fascias.

Once the room itself was completed, we were able to make further visits to fine tune measurements and make templates of unusual features, such as the curved wall which was the rear of the old bread oven in the adjoining room.

The sink run on the leaft with the curved unit in the distance and the island drawer stack on the rightWhen the agreed fitting date arrived, we were able to fit the units, and cut the templates for the granite worktops within three days.

The granite, once cut, arrived and was fitted a few days later. The granite worktops and the solid oak window sill behind the sink finished the kitchen off perfectly. As you can see from the photos, all the work involved in the planning and development of the kitchen paid off.

Mrs Grumbar writes:
"Designing a kitchen to work in this quite unique space was quite a challenge and Kevin was incredibly good at identifying the potential problems and came up with a scheme that not only looked good but works really well. I was looking to get a contemporary feel within a traditional building and I think we achieved that. The craftsmanship and attention to detail were faultless and I would have no hesitation in recommending him and his team. In fact, it was a huge pleasure to do the project with him which in the context of a much larger project where very little else went smoothly, is a testament to his professionalism."