Case Study: Open Plan Kitchen Design

Door Style: Milbourne Charcoal


Why Exeter Kitchen Store?


Jayne initially found out about the Exeter Kitchen Store (EKS) from seeing the showroom when she drove past it coming into Exeter and subsequently recognised the brand when searching for kitchen suppliers.


When Jayne visited the showroom and saw the quality of EKS kitchens she knew she liked the look of the product. In addition to the quality and design of the kitchens, another aspect that influenced her to choose Exeter Kitchen Store was the concise range. It was very evident to her the type of kitchen that could be selected, as only one door of each basic style was available. Jayne found it easier to choose, as she found when there was too much choice she was overwhelmed with options and found it hard to decide, whereas EKS offered fewer, clearer options.






The Design


The kitchen was designed around Jayne’s home extension, which resulted in a large, open plan kitchen. Prior to the extension the kitchen was much smaller, with the new Milbourne design making the most of the increased space.


Jayne went into the Exeter Kitchen Store without a clear idea of a design, however she did know specific elements she wished to have. The only style idea that Jayne was set on, was a kitchen that wasn’t too modern.


Jayne knew she wanted a working island with a hob before she got her design. She also visited the EKS showroom with the view to include a built-in, eye-height oven, an American style fridge and a wine fridge.