A complete makeover to this oak kitchen in Towcester, Northamptonshire

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Towcester is an affluent market town in Northamptonshire, England. It currently lies in West Northamptonshire but was the former administrative headquarters of the South Northamptonshire district council. Kitchen cabinet painter Towcester

Towcester is one of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements in the country. It was the Roman town of Lactodurum, located on Watling Street, today’s A5. In Saxon times, this was the frontier between the kingdom of Wessex and the Danelaw. Towcester features in Charles Dickens’s novel The Pickwick Papers as one of Mr Pickwick’s stopping places on his tour. Kitchen cabinet painter Towcester

In December 2022, I was contacted by this this young couple in Towcester who were looking into options of painting their oak kitchen. This is a common project to undertake these days, it saves valuable resources and also doesn’t add to landfill if it is removed unnecessarily. Kitchen cabinet painter Towcester

Before painting!

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The kitchen was in need of several adjustments such as, hinge re alignment and replacement. The plinths were to tightly packed in so needed to be reduced by 5mm to allow easy removal for the new flooring. The cornice was also removed and painted, the couple are unsure whether they will put them back as they quite liked the new look without the cornice.

The cabinets were cleaned  and also degreased around the cooking area. I always make a judgement on the day I arrive as to what method and product I use to degrease.

The doors and drawers were removed and also the plinths. These were then taken back to my heated workshop for re finishing.

Firstly, the plinth height was reduced by 5 mm, i simply run these through my table saw. Secondly, the prep was carried out, all handles were put aside as there were to be new black like for like handles re fitted. Kitchen cabinet painter Towcester

On this particular project the couple requested a flat durable finish which was achieved using Tikkurila paints and adhesion primer mixed to a Amonite colour. oak kitchen painting

The results and final look of this kitchen are fantastic. A fluid, clean smooth durable finish with the black accent handles which have completely transformed this tired oak kitchen.

After photos

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Although the cabinets are not perfect, they are a huge improvement on the before shots, also the doors below the sink now close after the hinges were replaced, the alignment was as good as I could get them. The drawer alignment was also improved on each side of the cooker. The flooring will be completed soon in LVT. Kitchen cabinet painter Towcester

A really pleasing project to work on and a lovely email from the client. Kitchen cabinet painter Towcester

Thank you so much for all your work on the kitchen, we are so thrilled with it! We’ve just had family over and they can’t believe it’s the same kitchen! Kitchen cabinet painter Towcester

If you are considering having your kitchen painted, please get in touch for a no obligation quote. All I need are a few photos that can be sent via my contact page here. In addition to the contact page you can also WhatsApp on 07973 343252.

Many thanks for reading this short blog.

Kitchen cabinet painter Towcester