We’re officially the home of award-winning kitchen design!
We’re delighted and super-proud to reveal that we’ve won an industry award!
Peter Nolan, Director of Sales at Callerton Kitchens & Interiors, won the Kitchen Designer of the Year (up to £25,000) category at the Kbsa Designer Awards! This is a huge honour as the Kbsa Designer Awards are judged by our industry peers. They are truly transparent, with anonymous judging so that everyone has a fair chance of winning.
What is the Kbsa? It’s the leading trade association for independent kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and office retailers like us! Hundreds of local independent kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and home office retailers across the UK are Kbsa members, dedicated to upholding the association’s high standards of design, supply, installation and customer service. All Kbsa members follow an Approved Code of Conduct and are subject to strict monitoring to make sure you get the best professional service available. This award is from our peers and is a gold standard in the kitchen sector, so it’s a real feather in our cap.
The Winning Design
The Kbsa Kitchen Designer of the Year (upto £25k) was a hotly contested category, so how did we bring this trophy back to the North East? Let us explain:
Peter designed a multifunctional living space in the new extension of a large, family home. He designed a beautiful space to cook, dine, entertain and just chill out, in a space with predetermined electrics and water services.
“It was a substantial detached property, five-bed for a large family,” says Peter. “They had built an extension and wanted it to be a single space for cooking, dining, entertaining and living.
“It was an unusual one as the client had already had the extension built, so we had to design to fit that space. It’s more typical that we have input prior to this stage, so that the extension is built to suit the space they want. For example, the waste pipe and the electrical feed was already in place, we had to work with that as the appliance locations were already fixed. We also had to be mindful of which way everything was facing, in terms of door and window locations. This all presents its own unique design challenges – but we relish a challenge!
The contemporary kitchen is from the Callerton Contemporary range with black gold slate colours and a dark ceramic finish – then a super matte cashmere neutral colour to finish the rest of the room.
“While the colour palette we chose is dark, which is very on trend and here to stay, there is plenty of light coming in from the bifold glass doors, so it works really well,” adds Peter.“The ceiling lighting leant itself really well to an island kitchen design, too – but we had to make sure we got the location just right.”
First of Many
We’re so proud of Peter and the team that delivered this award-winning project. It means so much to everyone especially as this is a first for Callerton Kitchens & Interiors, we’re delighted! Hopefully there are many more to come in the future.
If you want your kitchen designed by our award-winners, contact us.