Contemporary Orangery Kitchen Extension
The final result of this contemporary orangery kitchen extension is looking great, the clients have chosen a sleek modern kitchen which fits the orangery perfectly.
Sometimes some of the most important aspects of our work are the bits you don’t see!
In this case the fact that the steel beam is hidden within the ceiling space really makes difference to the end result, allowing the ceiling to be flush.If the steel was box in below ceiling level, it would split the room in two and spoil the feeling of light and openness.
The underfloor heating is going down.
The client has chosen an engineered oak floor, this means the carbon film type of underfloor heating is most suitable. This is laid on 6mm of underlay/insulation then the timber floor on top.
This means the heating element is placed directly under the timber floor, but on top of the insulation.
Starting to take shape
Thankfully the clients have gone for a white paint, which will really make the grey powder-coated aluminium frames stand out. There is still some protective black wrapping on the frames, we’ll only take this off when we give it a final clean up.
The kitchen is partially fitted, they are just waiting for the Corian work surfaces to be made, as these need to be measured for once the kitchen units are installed. It looks like it will be quite cool, and really complement the orangery!
In the mean time, we will lay the underfloor heating and the hardwood flooring. There is also some additional work for us to do in making good the existing kitchen floor, which is quite uneven.
As to be expected the plasterer (Shane) has done a good job on on the ceiling considering how bad the old one was, it’s a big area and the finish is perfect.
Walls and ceiling plastered, insulation down ready for screed.
The wide opening of the bifold doors is allowing the plaster to dry quickly!
New and old ceilings plastered
Both new and old ceilings have just been plastered, looks like it’s going to be a huge space. The plasterers have done a really good job, it’s a big area and the old ceiling was all quite uneven. And they’ve kept the place relatively clean and tidy, I think plasterers can get canonised for that?