The Little London Home
There’s a big difference between a house and a home and that moment when you realise your house has become your dream home is something everyone should experience.
The kitchen is often referred to as the “heart of the home” which is why it’s so important to get a kitchen design that works for you.
We pride ourselves on making dream kitchen realities and that’s exactly what we did for Lizzy…
When Lizzy first moved into her Victorian villa in South London there was a lot of work to do. The kitchen wasn’t really her style and was much smaller than Lizzy would have hoped for. That’s when she turned to Sigma 3 for help…
The dream kitchen journey began when Lizzy visited our showroom in Esher and met with Sigma 3 design consultant, Ollie Willcox. Lizzy and Ollie chatted over a hot drink about her needs and desires for her little London home. Ollie considered her budget and requirements and was able to create a design that was perfect for Lizzy and would eventually materialise into the home she’s always dreamed off…
Sigma 3 fitters kick started the London home’s makeover by knocking down the wall that stood between the kitchen and dining area and a lean-to which stood the other side of the kitchen wall. They then added a side return extension that expanded into the garden. This created a much larger space that was designated for a spacious kitchen and dining open-plan living area.
Sky lights and bi-fold doors which opened into the rear garden were then built into side return which created a beautifully light space that was the perfect place to insert Lizzy’s new Sigma 3 kitchen.
“Beauty is more than skin deep”, which is why Lizzy opted for our Masterclass Collection. The interiors of these kitchens are just as beautiful as the exteriors and maintain outstanding quality at the same time.
She decided that a shaker kitchen design would be perfect for her home and went with a mix of shades from our neutral colour palette: Light Grey and Dust Grey. The interiors of Lizzy’s wonderful London home feature our gorgeous Portland Oak, giving her kitchen an extra wow factor when cabinets and drawers are opened.
Lizzy said “Sometimes it’s just all about the grey and white. I keep reading [that] these colours are on the way out but I will always be a neutral colours girl.”
Lizzy added large, decorative mirrors that hang opposite the kitchen which gives the illusion of more space and creates a unique look. A dresser with elegant features and vibrant green plants was placed under the mirrors which made the space feel stunningly homely and brought the space to life.
The kitchen itself features a focal point mantle above the oven and an American style fridge freezer which is enclosed with additional cabinetry, allowing Lizzy more storage space.
A large kitchen island was at the top of Lizzy’s wish list, so our fitters added a beautiful island that included even more cabinetry and an elegant wine fridge. The simple overhang of its worktop on the one side enabled stools to be placed underneath, creating a breakfast bar.
As always, practicality and convenience was considered, which is why built in plug sockets where incorporated into the design so Lizzy do things like bake, use cooking electrics or simply charge her phone with ease when in her kitchen.
As an alternative to expensive, out-dated wirework, Lizzy opted for a MagnaSpace storage feature from the Signature Collection which was perfect for her storage needs. This strong, pull-out unit was perfect for Lizzy as it is able to take immense weight and allowed for her food to remain within easy reach.
Lizzy’s beautiful new kitchen was completed at the end of 2018 and she was absolutely ecstatic about the outcome. You only have to take a glimpse and her Instagram account, @littlelondonhome to witness how proud she is of her home.
Little London Home now has a huge following with over 13,000 followers and counting. Lizzy continues to draw in home lovers with her flair for interior design and inspires other to turn their house into their dream home.
It can be those little details or the individual style that you create that can make your home look unique and beautiful. Lizzy said;
“I don’t think I will ever stop loving this kitchen. [It’s] one of my favourite rooms in the house and one which took the most planning when we did the build. “[I’m] Excited to start 2019 with our kitchen finished and no more microwave meals”. Since finishing the kitchen, they have enjoyed hosting a New Year’s Eve party and plenty of summer BBQ’s. Lizzy said “I’m so happy with the end results”.
We’re so pleased that we were able to make Lizzy’s dream kitchen a reality and continue you to do the same for others. Enquire for free with your local showroom!
[Some images are courteous of Lizzy from The Little London Home's Instagram account.]
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