Small classic kitchen refurbishment case study | Knaresborough | More Kitchens

Published: 30 August 2023

We recently delivered a brand new, small, classic kitchen design for a lady in Knaresborough who had a dated kitchen. Follow this case study and see just how our full kitchen design and fit service transformed an existing kitchen into a remarkable space.

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A small kitchen belonging to Ms. Windsor in Knaresborough needed a full refurbishment resulting in her setting out to explore her options and look to find a company that could offer a project-managed service.


Exploring the internet, Ms. Windsor came across our More Kitchens brand and enquired online with a view to booking a free design appointment.

Ms. Windsor was contacted by one of the members of our team to gather information. She explained that she was after a company that provides a full service to offer complete peace of mind, which was the main reason why she enquired with us.

Taking in this information and forming part of the conversation, Ms Windsor learned about the history of our More Kitchens division and how it was part of a house of brands under Passmore Group. She was also fully informed of our full design and fit service in detail.

Happy with the information received, Ms Windsor proceed to book a free design appointment.

Our experienced designer Julie visited Ms. Windsor at her home to take her through the next few stages of our full design and fit service, which would include concept ideas, and an agreed new kitchen design.

The two of them then sat down to have a detailed conversation about Mrs. Windsor's expectations.

Ms. Windsor explained she wanted a company that provided a fully project-managed service. The existing galley kitchen layout was small and narrow and if possible, the goal was to make it seem larger. Furthering the conversation Mrs Windsor desired her new kitchen to be blue and had a few ideas in mind she wanted to explore but she was also open to suggestions.

After taking note of the information she received, Julie wanted to see how she could come up with a new blue kitchen concept for Mrs. Windsor and incorporate her ideas too.

Julie’s new design proposal was a classic kitchen design. The cabinets were shaker-styled and blue with a white marble worktop finish. As part of the design Julie integrated kitchen electrical appliances. New flooring was also reflected and this ran to the hallway and bathroom.

The existing eating area, situated by a large window at the end of the long-streamlined kitchen, was also redesigned to offer a consistent look and feel.

Happy with Julie’s proposal and suggestions, Mrs. Windsor was more than happy to move on to the next stage of our full design and fit service.

Julie then provided her with a quotation for the kitchen project and scheduled her for a second appointment at our Harrogate kitchen showroom.

Julie behind the design – ‘Mrs Windsor had a few interesting ideas she wanted to explore for her kitchen and sought clarity to see if they were viable. By putting a bespoke design together we were able to incorporate her main requirements while offering my expert design eye to capitalise on the space. The blue classic kitchen not only offers a wow factor but also gives a serene presence to the kitchen.’

When Mrs. Windsor came for her second appointment, Julie gave a presentation of CAD images to help Mrs. Windsor to envision the agreed proposed new kitchen design. Much to her delight with the images and how the project was taking shape, Julie then guided her around the showroom to pick out the final kitchen finishing touches.

Happy with the choices she made, she proceeded to place an order with us.

Before the installation of the new kitchen Project Manager Rob visited Mrs Windsor as he, alongside our multi-skilled fitter Gary, would ensure that the project ran smoothly.

Mrs. Windsor’s existing kitchen concept was completely stripped out by our multi-skilled fitter Gary and transformed into an eye-catching blue classic kitchen design.

The new design had a blue shaker-style kitchen with sleek white worktop finish cabinets that were fit around the narrow-streamlined galley kitchen. Mountain ash flooring was laid throughout the design, along the hallway, and in the new bathroom, adding continuity and flow to the design of the home.

As part of the new design integrated appliances were fit providing the kitchen with a slight modern presence. A large feature window, situated at the end of the kitchen, not only offered a perfect space to add a small eating area but also brought natural light into the space, offering a bright aura which further accentuated the blue aesthetics.

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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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