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& practical kitchen


We went to visit Emma, who lives in Colwyn Bay, to take a tour of her bespoke kitchen installed by Just Kitchens and Bedrooms

Emma wanted a clean and fresh design throughout

cabinets, which I think works really well. ‘I chose Just Kitchens because I am disabled, and ‘The whole kitchen – including all the needed a kitchen designer that would work with me appliances – were supplied by Antony’s company. to make the kitchen area ergonomically suitable, He did the new Karndean floor as well. Once we and Antony was able to do that. For example, had decided on the design, the installation took I wanted the hob lower than usual so it is accessible, about 10 days from start to finish – we timed it to and have everything nearby so I don’t have to move coincide with going away on holiday, we just left too far. The ‘hide and slide’ door on the oven is also Antony with the keys and off we went! They had a great innovation by Neff, because it means I can no reason at all to call us while we were reach things more easily and safely away, we just asked for pictures to see transfer hot dishes onto the hob. ‘I needed how it was progressing, which they ‘One of my favourite innovations a kitchen designer were kind enough to send. is the tap control in the sink, which that would work ‘It was amazing to come back to means I don’t have to reach to the with me to make a whole new kitchen. There were no back of the sink to control the water, the kitchen area snags at all of any kind and Anthony it’s great idea. A lot of these features ergonomically even added the little extras we asked for were actually Antony’s suggestions. suitable, and like the cupboard underneath the wall The drawer unit under the hob is Antony was able television. We’ve already recommended also really useful, with wooden pegs to do that’ Just Kitchens to others – they’ve keeping the plates in place, the big installed my mother’s kitchen, our son’s sliding drawer makes it so much piano teacher’s kitchen and we’ve asked them to easier for me to reach everything. install a new kitchen at our office! ‘It was also important to me that it looked like ‘The whole project was very reasonably priced an everyday kitchen. Antony helped redesign the – in fact it was the same price as we had quoted look and feel of the whole kitchen and choose the from the high street brands, with all the appliances colours, the style of the units and the handles, and included. But the best thing was that Antony was we worked together on the overall look and feel. I great at taking on board what we needed to create wanted it quite plain so I could make changes later a practical space for me, and the results look great if I wanted to, such as the colour on the wall. We and functions so well.’ decided to go with two different finishes to the

Smart adjustments make the design practical, like this drawer with pegs to hold plates

A low-level hob was a must so that Emma can cook safely

Emma’s kitchen is made up of… Gallery range cabinets in Rockfort ivory and Vancouver light oak ● Geta Core worktops in vanilla ● Rustico wall tiles: Crema, Almond and Latte ● Corner base units with Lemans ● Neff integrated fridge freezer ● Neff electric oven/combination microwave oven ● Neff dishwasher ● BlancoSublime u-sink in coffee with draining grooves, with BlancoVonda tap ●

The kitchen offers a sense light and space, it’s a nice room to spend time in Just Kitchens and Bedrooms 10/11 Parc Fforddlas, Rhyl, LL18 2QD Tel 01745 344355 or visit

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