Linear kitchen renovation case study | Bradford | More Kitchens

Published: 20 October 2023

In our latest kitchens case study, we take you through our full design and fit service of a dated kitchen that underwent substantial building renovations prior to being transformed into a beautiful Linear kitchen design that featured bespoke design features throughout.



Mr and Mrs Atkinson were in the process of making multiple renovations to their home in Bradford and had recently had their bathroom and bedroom transformed by Passmore Group’s reputable brands More Bathrooms and More Bedrooms. The couple were looking to make further aspirational improvements, with the kitchen being next on their list.


Utterly delighted with the design, installation and customer experience Passmore Group had delivered for them previously, the couple were under no illusion that when it came to their kitchen that we were the right company to help them achieve their aspirational vision.

Visiting our Harrogate kitchen showroom to view our stunning displays, Mr & Mrs Atkinson scheduled an appointment for experienced Senior Designer, Simon, to go back out to their home having built up great rapport with him during their previous projects.

Visiting the couple’s home, Simon was taken to the existing kitchen concept and saw the space that had been made available as a result of an internal wall being removed.

Sitting down with the couple, they were keen for Simon to take the reigns and design a new kitchen concept that used the free-flowing available space. The couple were certain that they wanted to include a dining table and kitchen island, and potentially have a cashmere colour scheme, all of which they wanted to merge into a seamless design.

Simon came up with a range of ideas that the couple were really in favour of. The space was there for a dining table or kitchen island, but it was awkward to see how to include them both.

Using his extensive design knowledge and experience, Simon, (an award winning designer), proposed a bespoke two-tiered angled glass dining table and kitchen island which delighted the couple. Multi-purpose in use, the island would have electrical kitchen appliances integrated which would provide the couple with the option to cook, host and entertain all in one area, in any formality they desired.

Above the kitchen island design, Simon proposed a built-in extractor fan with Linear LED lighting that would add to the kitchen's aesthetical beauty. Continuing with the kitchen ideas Simon suggested a consistent light grey colour scheme that flowed the kitchen units.

The couple were delighted with Simon’s suggestions. He had once again exceeded their expectations while ensuring all their requirements were met.

Simon behind the design: - We had recently completed the couple’s bathroom and bedroom, and they wanted to continue their journey with us and have their kitchen designed by us. The couple’s kitchen was quite unique, the space was awkward to work with given the criteria set regarding the inclusion of a dining table and island. I had to be clever in the design, so I built the glass on a column pedestal which allowed it to be set on a column that merged the table with the kitchen island. The bespoke uniqueness of this design is the main feature in the kitchen that stands out.

Excited but unable to picture the design, Simon invited Mr & Mrs Atkinson to our Harrogate Kitchen Showroom where he would present them with CAD visuals of the proposed kitchen concept.

Visiting the showroom, Mr. and Mrs. Atkinson were presented with a range of CAD visuals that showed different angles of the room, helping them envision how the completed project would look.

In awe of Simon’s bespoke design and eye detail the couple were happy to proceed with choosing their kitchen finishing touches which allowed for a fully comprehensive quote to be put together. Thrilled with the design, process, and value in the quote both Mr & Mrs Atkinson were happy to proceed with placing an order with us.

Linear kitchen renovation | Bradford | More Kitchens

Prior to the installation starting, Mr. and Mrs. Atkinson were introduced to our Kitchen Project Manager Rob. With his extensive experience in the kitchen industry, Rob would be point of contact throughout the installation, liaising with the fitter to make sure that the kitchen project ran smoothly.

Starting the renovation, our multi-skilled fitter Jason completely ripped out Mr. and Mrs. Atkinson’s existing kitchen design. Jason then replastered all the kitchen walls, eliminating the visibility of brickwork.

The area that was now available after the wall had been removed left space for a tall and wide gloss cabinet. This would provide the couple with multiple areas of storage and act as a housing for the integrated electrical kitchen appliances.

In the middle of the new kitchen design, a stunning gloss kitchen island was fit which featured a wine cooler and an induction hob. In the ceiling, above the kitchen island feature, an extractor fan was fit. Enclosed with LED linear lighting this appliance only added to the ambiance and aesthetical beauty of the kitchen concept.

Attached to the kitchen island, a bespoke angled glass dining table was fit, offering the couple an area to sit and entertain guests. The angled table was installed on top of a purpose-built column pedestal, showcasing Simons out the box thinking and design expertise.

The new angled table complimented the kitchen renovation. We had completely transformed the dated kitchen design into a stunning modern linear kitchen design with bespoke features throughout out the new concept, much to the delight of Mr & Mrs Atkinson we had provided them with their dream kitchen.

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Senior Designer

Simon joined Passmore’s in the later part of 2017 following 20 successful years at interior design giants, Norwood Interiors, where he designed high quality kitchens, bathrooms & bedrooms.

Starting his career at a young age Simon worked at a bathroom business in Huddersfield where he hand drew perspective design concepts having gained a HND qualification in interior design.

Working in and around the industry ever since, Simon now heads up the design and surveying team at Passmores. Working directly with the More Bathrooms & More Ability brands Simon's aim is to adopt a more collaborative approach making our ‘sales’ processes smoother and more efficient.

Bringing with him his years of experience, industry knowledge, natural design ability and creative flare Simon is also keen to keep a firm hand in designing and surveying projects for our domestic customers.

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