We love a good case study, mostly because we like to have a nosy at our kitchens in customers’ homes! We’re going to be posting more of these, in the hope you can get some lovely inspiration for your future Wrenovations. So the story begins…
Tina and Stuart moved into their bungalow in 2013 and the whole place needed gutting. “We ripped everything out,” said Tina. “The kitchen was extremely dated and we ended up completely changing the kitchen layout.”
Tina and her husband had always talked about a kitchen-diner and after searching the internet and visiting showrooms, they had a clear vision of what they wanted. They were particularly inspired by the idea of units with no handles. “I knew I wanted something that looked nice, was bright and easy to clean,” explained Tina. “My ideal kitchen was something sleek and completely different to my previous one. I wanted it to have a modern feel.”
When Tina and her husband decided to visit the Lincoln showroom, they were impressed by the efficient service they received. “The showroom was nicely laid out with lots to see,” said Tina. “We didn’t have an appointment but a designer saw us immediately.” The Wildings came armed with their kitchen measurements and explained what they had in mind. They credit the designer for using her experience and knowledge to help them create the perfect kitchen in their 19ft 6 by 9ft 4 space.
The Wildings bought 12 Handleless White Gloss units from Wren, complete with a black sparkly worktop, a breakfast bar and white ceramic sink. They also got the fridge freezer, induction hob and double oven from Wren.
The couple planned to fit the kitchen themselves but were happy to discover that they could get Wren to do one of the trickier parts and fit the work surfaces. “Being expensive, we didn’t feel comfortable doing it,” admitted Tina. “And I’m glad we asked Wren because the fitter did an excellent job!” The Wildings had their kitchen delivered, fully assembled and fitted within four weeks, and their designer kept in touch with them along the way.
The couple are thrilled with their new kitchen and are pleased with the Handleless design, which they say is easy to use and maintain. Tina finished off her kitchen with black ceramic tiles and a feature wall in cerise. “It’s fabulous,” beamed Tina.
You can view the same range here and see how it can work in the space you have at home.