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Mr & Mrs Skinner

The Pronorm Classicline kitchen is one of the most elegant and striking in the Ekco kitchen collection: so it was no surprise to see Mr and Mrs Skinner, from Dunblane, opt for this design in their home. In addition, they requested a matt sand and rift oak kitchen with a host of AEG and Siemens appliances with a Pronorm rift oak worktop.

The Challenge

When we sat down with Mr and Mrs Skinner and asked what their current kitchen was missing, they told us that the biggest problem they had was a lack of space. They wanted room to sit and dine together while still having a separate area to prepare meals: and they wanted to make the most of the fact that the kitchen was linked to their stunning garden.

The outcome

One of our first proposals to the Skinners was that they should consider buying our bi-fold doors. When they took a look at what the bi-fold doors could do for their home they jumped at the opportunity. By fitting the doors to the kitchen, the space suddenly looked so much larger and benefited from a lot more natural light and a fantastic view of the garden. During good weather it is possible to completely open the doors on both sides: making it easier than ever to walk straight outside, which is ideal for summer barbecues and parties.

With the general design of the kitchen in place, we set about finding the appropriate appliances. These came in the form of a chimney hood, single fan oven and induction hob from Siemens; while AEG supplied the integrated washer/dryer and an integrated fridge/freezer.

As a final touch, we added a Blanco lever tap and under unit recessed lights to make the kitchen bright even when the weather outside is dull.

“I can’t believe how light and spacious our kitchen is now: Ekco far surpassed our expectations.”