Hand painted kitchen in Harpenden, Hertfordshire

Handmade kitchens Christchurch painter Harpenden

I was contacted by a client in Harpenden with regards to painting a new bespoke kitchen. The kitchen was made by handmadekitchens direct.

Firstly, these kitchens come completely raw and will need finishing inside too. It is also essential that these are fitted by a bespoke kitchen fitter.

This particular kitchen certainly had lots of natural light. The colour chosen was similar to light blue by Farrow and Ball  mixed in Tikkurila Helmi 10.

Handmade kitchens Christchurch painter Harpenden

Handpainted Kitchens of Christchurch

There was a fair amount of prep required. This included protecting the floor to taping all transition joins between the frames and the oak carcass. I used a high adhesion primer which would give good grip. This would also provide good coverage using the colour chosen.

Handmade kitchens Christchurch painter Harpenden

Painted kitchen Harpenden Hertfordshire

This customers kitchen represented fantastic value and can be bought online. I would recommend the use of a kitchen designer to give you the layout you require. This will also give you ideas that you may not have thought about.

Handmade kitchens Christchurch painter Harpenden

The kitchen was stripped down to allow this young family to continue using the kitchen during the painting process. Essentials were kept out and non essentials where boxed and packed away.

Painted kitchen Harpenden Hertfordshire

Painted kitchen Harpenden Hertfordshire

The colour was certainly a great choice and worked really well with the stone floor. The chrome pulls and knobs were a perfect choice. The helmi 10 gave a beautiful eggshell finish and showed off the beauty of this bespoke kitchen.

The utility room was also painted in the same colour. This was a real useful addition in this fabulous Harpenden home.

Easing and squeezing!

On leaving there were a few tight doors. My suggestion was to leave the kitchen to settle before any doors were eased. The consequence of easing the doors too soon can be large  gaps between door and frame. The client agreed and would wait 2 weeks before allowing the fitter to return. Any edges can be easily touched in.

The island was a real showpiece and would be a fantastic use of the space.

Bespoke kitchen painting and existing wooden kitchen painting is my speciality. If you are considering having this done and live in or around the Harpenden area, then please get in touch.

Please email photos of your project to me. I will have a detailed quote to you within 24 hrs.

Thanks for reading this short blog.

 

Handmade kitchens Christchurch painter Harpenden

 

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