Specifications & Measurements
? ADAM and EVE MARK WILKINSON Large Used Kitchen MIELE Appliances, BRITANNIA Range Oven, Lancashire, BI0619RF
All measurements are approximate
U shaped run
1 x 200 tray store
1 x 550 (max.) curved unit
1 x 1000 corner with 450 door
1 x 550 drawer pack
1 x 1150 space for range cooker
1 x 450 drawer pack
1 x 1100 corner
1 x 200 tea towel housing
1 x 800 sink base
1 x 600 dishwasher door
1 x 430 bin housing
1 x 700 corner boiler housing
1 x 1150 tall fridge freezer housing with bridging unit @2270h
1 x 1100 unit with microwave housing
1 x 1150 flyover shelf above extractor
1 x 530
1 x 590 countertop unit with tambour
1 x 1330
1 x 1800 base unit
1 x 470 countertop unit with glass shelving @1250h
1 x 760 countertop spice drawers
1 x 470 countertop unit with wine rack @1250h
Worktops: Granite @30mm
Peninsula Granite: 1425 x 720*
(with cut out for wooden chopping block 700 x 700 @45mm (max.))
Raised Curved glass top: 1270 x 650 @20mm
Left of oven 2: 1225 x 820
Behind oven: 1100 x 200
Right of oven: 1150 x 820
Sink run: 2525 x 700 with sink cut out
Behind sink: 1700 (max) x 520 (max.)
Left of fridge: 1300 x 740
Dresser top: Wood
1800 x 660
- No access issues.
- During his visit, our photographer Paul made the following notes about this kitchen:
- Fridge freezer ice machine requires repair.
Our iconic Mark Wilkinson Metro kitchen is lovely as is, however, its natural finish and quality-crafted cabinets make it the perfect blank canvas! Below are some ideas from Hunker Design online magazine that we would love to see in this kitchen.
We think a darker cabinet shade would highlight the beautiful Lalique glass inlays behind each handle and compliment the shaker style doors. Deep shades of blue or green suggest opulence and royalty befitting for a Mark Wilkinson creation.
This kitchen has some other beautiful features – we particularly love the integrated trays. These could be left bare or stained with different varnish to introduce some natural textures into the kitchen. In the left image, the dark wood chopping block and end panel complements the deep turquoise shade of the cabinets.
Prefer lighter shades? An all-over pure white keeps a kitchen looking minimal and unfussy. Pastel shades also allow for a multitude of different design choices that might be overpowering in a brightly painted kitchen. It’s not just cabinet colour that needs consideration when revamping your kitchen – splashbacks and lighting are also important considerations.
Painting your cabinets:
Chalk paints are great for repainting kitchen cabinets because they will stick to most surfaces without the need for sanding or priming. Chalk paints are also perfect for creating a fashionably distressed finish – think furniture that has naturally aged in a Parisian townhouse or English country manor. This look is characteristic of luxury brands such as Smallbone of Devises and Chalon, whos beautifully finished high-end items come with high-end price tags to match. Luckily, materials are out there for you to recreate the look at home. We’ve picked up some tips from paint connoisseur Annie Sloan on transforming your kitchen cabinets with chalk paint:
? As chalk paint works well with most surfaces, minimal preparation is needed. Simply remove the handles and ensure your cabinets are squeaky clean before applying the first layer of paint. We recommend a degreasing agent and some good old fashioned elbow grease to make sure you have the perfect base.
? Up to three coats may be required to cover the wood grain, and Annie recommends painting with brush strokes in every direction. She finishes her cabinets with a feathered texture achieved by lightly moving the end brush over the surface, but a smoother finish can be achieved by lightly dry sanding the surface.
? To finish, apply clear wax in a thin layer over the surface using a wax brush. Three coats are recommended for maximum durability, and the longer you wait between coats the better. At least a day is needed, and a week is ideal. A wood sealer such as polyurethane will also work if you’re in a hurry.
Trusted Trader Removal- Used Kitchen Exchange offer a Which? Trusted Trader service for Kitchen Dismantle as part of their standard sellers package, however, a seller might opt to arrange the dismantle themselves. Our listing will let you know who will be dismantling the kitchen you have purchased. Our buyers do NOT pay for the dismantle of the kitchen they have purchased – this is included in the sales price paid.
Granite/Quartz/Marble – Whilst every attempt will be made to successfully remove stone worktops without damage, this is not always possible. Therefore, pieces of granite with ‘cut outs’ eg sinks, hobs, etc. cannot be guaranteed. Likewise stone back splashes, upstands and window sills are also not guaranteed. These pieces will be given to the buyer free of charge if successfully removed and are therefore not included in the overall sales price. Breakages are rare, but sometimes unavoidable, but most cases the worktop can be fixed with an epoxy adhesive by yourself or through a local granite Supplier.
Occasionally a kitchen may have a chimney breast and mantle. In most cases this is ‘faux’ and the mantle will sit on top of a solid piece of work-surface. However, sometimes the work-surface may be cut around the chimney breast, leaving a cut out on removal. It is normally possible for us to identify if this will be the case, however not in every case. Buyers must be aware of this and plan for this to avoid disappointment.
Corian – Corian is a specialist worktop. The beauty of Corian is all joins are invisible. When Corian is installed it comes into the property in pieces and the joins are ‘blended’ to become invisible. Once joined, it becomes 1 large piece. In order to remove and transport a Corian worktop it is normal to expect this to be cut – this is often necessary due to the sizes/shapes/weight of the pieces. During removal, the joiner will assess the best place to cut – to reinstall, a Corian expert will be required. It is worth noting that it is normally possible to ‘add’ to a Corian worktop if required.
Laminate worktops – Removal of a Laminate worktop will nearly always result in unrepairable damage to the laminate’s surface. Therefore, laminate worktops are always excluded from any sale.
Kitchen reconfiguration – Please consider that if the configuration of the kitchen is to be changed, end panels, kick boards/plinths, decorative trims etc may not re reusable because of their size, cut outs, fading, screw holes etc.
Painted Kitchens – Often painted kitchens are painted once installed, this means that during removal painted finishes may be chipped. It is reasonable to expect some touch up painting once your kitchen is re-installed.
Appliances – Whilst the listing above includes description of the appliances ,we strongly recommend that all appliances have an electrical and/or gas safety check, by a qualified electrical and/ or Gas Safe registered engineer as appropriate. Electrical goods need to be checked to confirm that the plug, socket or adapter supplied complies with the appropriate current regulations.
Cleaning – Please be aware that this kitchen is advertised as ‘Used’ – it is therefore reasonable to expect some additional cleaning and possibly some minor repairs when refitting.
Plastic Cabinet Legs – These are the unseen adjustable supports for cabinets, normally hidden by the kick-boards. Unfortunately, these can be broken during the removal process. These are easy and very inexpensive to replace. Readily available at B&Q or Screwfix.