Schuller Elba Kitchen


A case study of bespoke kitchen renovation

In Leeds, a kitchen with multiple challenges underwent an extraordinary transformation. This case study reveals how a space burdened with functional and aesthetic issues was reinvented into a stylish, efficient kitchen, featuring the elegant Schuller Elba range.

Schuller kitchen Leeds

Challenges: A Constricted and Impractical Space

The initial layout presented a series of obstacles: a cramped entrance, poor lighting, inconvenient appliance placement, inadequate heating and an underutilised space.

The room, marred by an impractically hinged door, lack of natural light, and a disjointed flow, required a thoughtful redesign.

Innovative Solutions: Reimagining Space and Functionality

We embarked on a meticulous reconfiguration. Key to the transformation was rehinging the back door, enhancing natural light with a glazed door, and redesigning the worktop layout.

The introduction of a multifunctional seating area, a strategic relocation of the oven, and an ingenious use of the under-stair space for a larger fridge were game-changers. Incorporating a built-under freezer and repositioning the hob redefined convenience and safety.

The addition of a LeMans corner unit resolved the issue of poor corner access, and the entire space benefited from enhanced heating and a meticulously prepared floor, laying the foundation for the stunning Amtico herringbone flooring.

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Aesthetic Choices: Marrying Elegance with Practicality

The kitchen’s transformation was highlighted by the choice of Schuller’s Elba range in Slate Sand effect, exuding contemporary elegance.

The handleless design with a channel in stainless steel added a modern touch, complemented by top-quality Neff appliances, including an 80cm Flex-induction hob and a state-of-the-art combi-microwave.

Sensio’s remote-controlled LED lighting, an antique bronze mirror by Contempo, and Quartz worktops in Calacatta Enzo by Battaglia Granite and Marble, brought the design together beautifully.

Highlighting a Unique Feature: Enhancing the Garden View

A standout feature of this renovation was the lowering of the windowsill to unit height, coupled with the installation of a new, secure window.

This innovative change allowed the work surface to extend into the window reveal, vastly improving the garden view and eliminating the difficult-to-clean space behind the sink.

This adjustment not only enhanced the kitchen’s aesthetics but also its functionality, reflecting a keen attention to detail.

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Addressing the Heating Challenge

An important aspect of the renovation was tackling the inadequate heating. An additional radiator was installed in the far corner of the kitchen, near the new seating area.

This not only ensured the room was more evenly heated but also enhanced the overall comfort of the space, making it much more welcoming throughout the year.

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Kitchen Features

  • Kitchen: Schuller
  • Range: Elba
  • Colour: Slate Sand effect (Handleless Channel in stainless steel finish)
  • Appliances: Neff; including:
    • Built-under freezer
    • 80cm Flex-induction hob with TwistPad
    • Single oven with Added steam
    • Combi-microwave
    • 1220mm high larder fridge
    • Integrated dishwasher with time light
    • Integrated washing machine
  • Sensio Remote controlled under unit, neutral LED lighting.
  • Antique bronze mirror by Contempo.
  • Worktops: Quartz in Calacatta Enzo by Battaglia Granite and Marble
  • Flooring: Amtico Oak effect
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Schuller kitchen seating area
Integrated washing machine
Schuller Elba Kitchen Slate Sand
Schuller kitchen fridge

Conclusion: A Symphony of Style, Functionality, and Comfort

This Leeds kitchen renovation exemplifies the transformative impact of thoughtful design and skilled execution.

From addressing spatial constraints and poor lighting to enhancing heating and garden views, this project transformed a series of challenges into a testament to style, functionality, and comfort.

It stands as a beacon of how embracing and overcoming challenges can lead to outstanding results in home renovation.

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