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Large Country Kitchen < go back
Location:Burton upon Trent, Derbyshire
Start Date : 17/03/2014
Program Duration: 6 weeks ( 5 workshop ; 1 on-site )

The work I undertook for Jess and Dave, formed part of a much larger project, which was to add a two storey extension to their existing small cottage.

This being a large commitment by Jess and Dave to their property, they consequently wanted a large country kitchen to match, which overall formed part of a large family room, and utility area.

Main features included a large Aga, with surrounding cupboards and over mantle, Butler sink, integrated appliances, and a large island, incorporating a sink and breakfast bar. Shaker style cabinets were chosen, and were finished in Farrow and Ball’s ‘Pointing’ eggshell.

Jess is an excellent planner and organiser, and prior to my involvement had arranged for an independent kitchen designer to draw up plans, which made my job easier. Being a fairly large and fairly complex project. It was necessary for me to have a few meetings with Kevin the building contractor, the electrician and plumber, to establish certain points, including the dimension, positioning of the Aga, location of power points, and sinks.

After building and preparing the cabinets for installation, this process was staggered in coordination with the builders, and took several weeks as they completed their tasks, which they did to a very high standard, providing me with level floors, square walls, and perfect dimensions, which was a huge help to me.

The positioning if the Aga was essential to the look of the room, and this did require a couple of cabinets to be remade, but these things do occasionally happen, and was no one’s fault. Jess always took a fairly relaxed view of things, which was appreciated, and in the end I felt she got the kitchen in the extension she wanted.


“Working from our plan and ideas, Jeff created the bespoke kitchen we wanted, at an affordable price. At every stage of the process Jeff was extremely flexible and accommodating to our requirements, and we felt customer care and satisfaction was at the centre of Jeff’s  approach to the project.” 

Jess & David


Large Country Kitchen