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Mr & Mrs McKeen

After scanning through the Ekco showroom, Mr and Mrs McKeen, from Glenrothes, finally settled on a Pronorm Y-Line kitchen with melamine sand feature panels featuring light rift oak. Another request was for a glacial storm duropal worktop, which we were able to supply from Band 2 Quartz’s imperial range.

The Challenge

Describing the biggest challenge facing the Ekco team is short and simple: it was necessary to remove a wall between the kitchen and the dining room. This created a vast amount of space and made the kitchen airy and spacious for the first time. It was also essential to implement a host of new appliances while retaining this expansive vibe.

The Outcome

Once the wall was removed it became clear that there was plenty of space to work with: which was exactly what the customer wanted. It also meant that a host of new appliances could be fitted into the kitchen and that they could be used easily without needing to be crammed into a single area.

As such, the Ekco team sat down with the McKeens and showcased a host of new appliances that could potentially meet their needs. After taking a closer look at what was available they settled on a Siemens flex induction hob with a built-in single oven, a multi-function microwave oven, a warming drawer, a built-in larder, a telescopic extractor hood and a fully integrated dishwasher.

Caple meanwhile, was called on for the built-in larder freezer; as well as a monobloc tap and waste kit. Once the main details were settled on, it was time to complete the design with fashionable features including soft close doors and drawers: providing the McKeens with exactly what they had been looking for.

“I loved how Ekco involved us in every stage of the design process: they made us feel like this is truly OUR kitchen.”