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            A Handleless Kitchen Makeover With Olivia

            Known for her luxe aesthetic, interior blogger, Olivia Edwards-Silk, wanted to make a real style statement for her kitchen makeover. From initial design, to delivery and, installation, discover how Olivia worked with Howdens to create a bold, handle-less look that is both refined and family friendly.

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            About Olivia

            Interior blogger, Olivia, has spent the last few years putting her design advice into practice to make the Derbyshire home she shares with husband, Matt, her own. With the birth of the couple’s first child, Olivia has been keen to renovate her space to accommodate her growing family, whilst keeping her own personal style.

            The transformation

            The design details

            Working with Howdens

            Finding a fitter

            Having a garage conversion completed recently meant Olivia already had a trade professional in mind when it came to getting her kitchen installed. He was experienced, and had fitted Howdens kitchens before to give Olivia added confidence. If you need help finding a trade professional, contact your local depot.

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            Product choice

            Olivia had her heart set on a Howdens kitchen ever since she saw Howdens advertised online. She was pleased to discover that Howdens had a wide variety of on-trend products, such as the Hockley collection, which is available in a matt finish and in our darkest shade, and has a minimal door design.

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            Design service

            Maintaining a minimal look was a must, so Olivia worked closely with her designer to ensure the layout was practical without taking away from the overall look of the design. Using the online chat to communicate during lockdown, her designer tweaked multiple CAD plans until Olivia was happy with the final scheme.

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            Olivia’s trade professional was really flexible and was able to provide bespoke solutions that would maintain the pared-back aesthetic of the design. Her trade professional also helped create a custom cabinet to house multiple laundry devices, so that washing and other items could be neatly concealed from view.

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            Induction hob

            Impressed by the flush-fitting design, Olivia chose an induction device for her design. Providing quick and targeted heat to speed up meal times, this option is easy to clean too, making it simple for Olivia to keep her space looking pristine.

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            Brass taps

            To enhance the luxe look of her theme, Olivia opted for a brass faucet, which replicates the look of precious gold for an added premium touch. As well as bringing warmth to the space, this colour adds contrast to the dark cabinetry to create an opulent effect.

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            Undermount sinks

            Olivia chose an undermount sink-bowl for her cleaning area, to create a clutter-free look that matched the streamlined theme of her layout. The bright white colour also ensured it blended seamlessly with the counter for a high-end feel.

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            Wood flooring

            For a touch of authentic organic character, Olivia decided to include white-oak wood flooring to her design. The woodgrain detail helps introduce timeless character to her scheme, whilst the pale tone keeps the space looking bright and open.

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