Classic U Shaped Kitchen Case Study | Meanwood | West Yorkshire

Published: 23 July 2021

An aging and narrow existing U-shaped kitchen concept was transformed into a simple classic kitchen design with subtle modern undertones.

With an initial design appointment arranged with Senior Designer, Julie, it soon became clear that the project required was a straight, out with the old and in with the new approach.

Retaining the existing fridge-freezer and washing machine, while working to a brief that was to achieve ‘a classic style with no unused or awkward spaces’, the client, who had also had their bathroom done four years previous, was also fixed on the incorporation of a soft, pastel, blue green colour scheme.

Wanting to deliver on all aspects, Julie began by trying to ‘open up’ the available space by clever integration of kitchen storage.

With wall units only occupying one wall, but base units running in a U-shaped design around the room, this provided enough storage to house all appliances, crockery, utensils, food, and glassware, achieving a streamlined look with no awkward spaces, but also gain the illusion of space with a sufficient prep zone thanks to the clever utilisation of the golden triangle of kitchen design.

Adhering to the favoured colour scheme, Julie sourced a sample of the FJORD door which fitted the brief perfectly. Complimented by a pale oak effect kitchen worktop with equalling upstands, this not only matched the clients’ exact requirements but also helped to achieve the classic design with modern undertones.

New cooking appliances in the form of an integrated oven, hob and extractor were added with the kitchen refresh brought to a close with the installation of light, tiled effect vinyl kitchen flooring.


"Thank you to everyone involved at Passmore for doing such a great job on our kitchen - we love it. To Julie who designed it Rob who oversaw it and special thanks to Martin who fitted it. He did a wonderful job and made the whole experience very easy and smooth. And he got on very well with the dog! 5 star - will definitely recommend your company to others."

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Senior Designer

Julie joined the Passmore team in August 2019 as a direct result of continued growth and company expansion, particularly the acquisition of the concession showroom in Mirfield.

A senior interior designer of bathrooms, bedrooms and kitchens for just over 30 years, Julies first-hand experience, design expertise and breadth of industry knowledge makes her a fantastic addition to the sales and design team.

Having started her career at a local chemical company in the drawing office Julie quickly turned her hand to interior design first moving to Magnet before settling at Norwood Interiors where she remained for 28 years.

Outside the office Julie is a lover of fine wine and good food, perfectly mixing the two while socialising with friends and enjoying some well-deserved R&R in sunnier climates.

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