Kitchens International short listed as finalist in 4 categories
Endorsing their position as one of the top kitchen designers and retailers in the UK, Kitchens International have been shortlisted today in four categories for the annual KBB Review Awards which will be announced at a gala dinner on 4th March at KBB Birmingham Show.
Seen as the Oscars of the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom market, these awards are very prestigious and endorse the fine work of many of the UK’s top designers and retailers.
Kitchen Retailer of the Year – KI has been awarded this in the past and as Scotland’s largest independent retailer has an unrivalled reputation synonymous for providing quality kitchens to both retail consumers and the contract/development marketplace. Employing all their own staff, each project is handled by a complete professional in-house team.
Kitchen Showroom of the Year – KI’s Dundas St showroom has been recently refurbished to contain some of the latest and most aspirational kitchen displays on show in the country. With a fully functioning professional kitchen and private dining facility for up to 12 people it has 5 displays, featuring Poggenpohl, Leicht and Mowlem & Co designs.
Kitchen Designer of the Year – project cost £30-50,000 – Kieron Bell, one of KI’s most senior designers, has already won numerous awards for his excellent work. This entry is for a project for a retired couple in Fife who converted their vaulted cellars into a contemporary kitchen. Kieron had the vision to turn three dingy cellars into one large open plan space incorporating food preparation and cooking, storage and dining areas. Given the vaulted ceilings the island had to be central and as large as possible. The resulting kitchen is a masterpiece with maximum use of space while giving an airy, stylish feel.
Kitchen Contract Designer of the Year – Ailsa Howorth recently designed kitchens for four stunning apartments in Glasgow on the site of the former residence of Sir William Burrell, the great Scottish philanthropist and art collector. Retaining the original features but providing a sympathetic décor with many modern elements was a challenge for Ailsa. The resulting kitchens, featuring Callerton kitchens and state-of-the-art appliances, gives a wonderful contemporary look on a traditional property.