Without doubt, a stunning conversion of three apartments in the historic old church of St Margarets in Lidlington, near Bedford. However, and by the very nature of the building with its massively thick stone walls, pillars, fonts and even people previously laid to rest in the church and grounds, these modern styled kitchens presented many complex challenges. Within the planning consent for the conversion into three, two storey apartments, many of the traditional and historic features had to be retained and incorporated within the space. Even the stone walls were not permitted to be painted in any way.
Working extremely closely with, not only our clients, but also the developers charged with the major and extensive conversion programme, our brief was to design, install and complete three stunning, modern and very contemporary kitchens focusing on a complete contrast to the historical church features – church font, ornate carvings etc. The real clash of fundamental styles would seem odd but has worked extremely well and each one looks truly stunning now that the apartments are complete. With the reworking of this building, each individual property are now some of the most desirable properties in that area, selling for between £650,000 to £1 million.
Each kitchen solution was on our Masterclass Kitchens H Line Handleless in various Nevada Hi Gloss and Reno Matt colour combinations, plus our very unique Truffle Avola handle rail. An extremely light Quartz worksurfaces, premium NEFF appliances and a raft of cabinet interior storage solutions plus LED continuous band lighting throughout truly brought each individual kitchen to life.
With the Solid Oak flooring, Glass splashbacks and the superb Interior Design of each property, it was a great pleasure to create these spaces and our team worked wonders with the challenges in each apartment. But none of us will miss the horrible mud – after raining non stop throughtout of time on site!
Mr and Mrs T and a Milton Keynes Development company
Great design, product, service, advice and installation. Truly makes the lower floors and creates jaw opening reactions when you enter each apartment. Modern and Ancient styles have really worked well. Thanks guys for all your help, assistance, attention to detail and excellent customer service. The developers and ourselves will always be in your debt, especially with the unique challenges you all faced.
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