"Good value for money, design expertise and advice from John Strand was paramount to selecting the right product"

Lucie Bridge

Loates-Taylor Shannon Architects

In 2010 Loates-Taylor Shannon architects were set the task of renovating a 1930’s apartment in London’s Russell Court. The total project budget was approximately £50,000.00 with a timescale of 8-10 weeks and, as is the case with a large amount of London properties, space was not on their side.

Lucie Bridge, Interior Designer for LTS began to research furniture and design solutions and discovered John Strand MK could help create much needed space by designing a kitchen to maximise the limited amount of floor space.

“We specified the Designer Range Galley 1500mm. We were working within very tight constraints, but wanted to achieve a desirable aesthetic. Through working with John Strand we could adapt the mini-kitchen to suit our purposes.” – Lucie Bridge
Sales Director Calvin Reeves liaised with Lucie to create a bespoke kitchen for the project which would fit in the small space without compromising style. John Strand MK has British cabinet makers so can produce cabinets for unconventional spaces. In this case the unit included integrated refrigerator, combination microwave oven, extractor, ceramic hotplates with touch controls and storage all within a 1500mm wide space. Additional storage units completed the look within a recess.

“Our first priority in the design process is to ensure we meet the demands of the client in terms of technical specification. We work with our cabinet makers to produce the perfect kitchen for the space. There are a multitude of finishes on offer and having the ability to produce a completely bespoke kitchen rather than conforming to ‘off-the-peg’ factory set sizes result in us being able to optimize any space. All the while we strive to ensure our kitchens require minimal installation, saving valuable fitting time and associated costs.” – Calvin Reeves.

Overall, what is the experience of working with John Strand MK Ltd like?
“Good value for money, design expertise and advice from John Strand was paramount to selecting the right product, compact neat solutions and also looked good . . . Our contractor advised us that the delivery and installation was quite straightforward . . . It was a pleasure working with Calvin and any issues we met were overcome quickly and efficiently.” – Lucie Bridge


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