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Callerton Kitchens

Transforming a Guest-Bedroom & Adding a New Extension

The clients are currently both working from home, with 2 children aged 4 and 8 years old. Lockdown has confirmed they need more space and the kitchen at the back of the house is in the wrong place. The house is a traditional Scottish stone-built, one and a half storey dwelling, out with the city.

Design Criteria Questionnaire

The clients have reasonably strong views as to the style of their kitchen and the requirements - as demonstrated by their ‘Design Criteria’ document. Client’s spending time ascertaining there specific hopes, desires, thoughts and aspirations for their new kitchen is of major benefit to your designer.

The clients have involvement in design, so made the designer’s job easier by emailing images of the ‘Guest-bedroom’, room ‘Measurements’, plus ‘Architects Plans’ from an earlier adaption of the property. 1 or 2 items were missing - ref window and door heights. Easily resolved via supplying the clients with a ‘Scaled Drawing’ and asking the relevant questions.

The client’s intention is to move the kitchen to the front of the house, off the hall, and swap the existing guest suite to the rear of the property where the existing kitchen resides. Their wish is to add a modern glazed garden-room extension with a roof-lantern to the front of the house. This to be integrated with the new kitchen space - providing a combined kitchen, living and dining facility.


Priority from the client’s perspective being to establish whether or not the new kitchen can be encapsulated within the confines of the existing guest bedroom area. Which would then enable the concept of the new extension housing both the living and breakfast/dining area.

The ‘CAD Drawings’ demonstrate the proposed kitchen design and incorporates the vast majority of the client’s original aims and aspirations – even down to their specific and pre-specified Farrow & Ball paint colours. This particular project aptly demonstrates kitchen design can be developed successfully via remote/on-line design and video conferencing.