When Andrew began the renovation of his Victorian farmhouse, it had been empty and unloved for some time. He had a clear vison for how to bring a new lease of life to the beautiful building, and knew the kind of look he wanted for the kitchen but was not sure how best to make it work in the space available.
When he visited Belinda at the showroom he had embarked on extensive research making contact with eighteen retailers to determine which would best help him create the kitchen he desired.
“I established a good relationship with Belinda from the first meeting,” says Andrew. “She took my rough ideas and produced an initial design that was very close to the final design which was installed.
“There were some things I knew I did not want, like shelves and cupboards. My vision was for a sleek, clean, uncluttered space that would always look great and be easy to maintain.
“Having removed internal walls from the previous utility, pantry and kitchen, I created a bigger space so that I could incorporate an area for dining as well as a more social coffee bar, and a utility part of the kitchen.
“Belinda planned the kitchen so that it is efficient and functions really well, and also introduced me to several design ideas that I would never have thought of. The glazed wall cabinet with lights and the recessed worktop on the coffee area are two examples.
“I also love the glass splashbacks. They have real impact, bring the design together and add so much light, they are an investment I am glad I made.
“The collaboration with Belinda was excellent, from the outset when we discussed the initial ideas, right through to completion. Belinda introduced me to other suppliers and helped me select associated items, such as the flooring so that it is the perfect match with the colours of the kitchen furniture.
“I would unreservedly recommend Belinda and Qudaus Living to others.”
Kitchen units: Rotpunkt, Iron in Goldrush and Zerox in Stone Matt
Worktop: 20mm Lusso Silestone
Splashback: Tinted bronze mirror
Appliances: IQ700 Siemens hob and ovens