We trust you are all well and are adjusting to the darker evenings as the nights draw in. Christmas will be on us before we know it!
We have had a really busy few months and wanted to share what we have been up to.
Freestanding - Made To Order
At the beginning of October, we completed a number of bespoke freestanding pieces of furniture. We really loved the colour choices our customer went for, especially the dresser which had a different colour back and shelves on the upper open section. This is something we hadn't done before which raised a few questioning eyebrows on the factory floor as to whether it had be coloured correctly, but the finished result when it was assembled was stunning.
From top left to bottom right:
Dresser - Edward Bulmer Chocolate with Clove Shelves and Back
Radiator Cover - Edward Bulmer French Grey
Sideboard - Farrow and Ball London Stone
Bookcase - Edward Bulmer Aquatic
Handles from Willow and Stone
Modified Pure Linear Kitchen
We also visited a job we completed earlier this year to tinker with a few inevitable snags. This kitchen was a modified version of our Pure Linear range, which we first started making for a housing developer in Bath back in 2012. They opted for a lower level plinth, oak drawers throughout and a mix of ultra modern and traditional doors. I didn't quite believe that the customers had been using the kitchen as it was in such showroom like condition! We loved all the finishing decor touches which really brought the area to life. Additionally, they added "Alexa" controlled lighting to the underside of the worktops. The colour used was Neptune Driftwood.
Onto a cooker removal and cabinet re jig next. This is a job we fitted back in 2004, our customers wanted to remove their old cooker and replace it with a newer, more energy efficient one. The difficulty being the new cooker was narrower than the old one, so we had to make new units to go either side to fill the space. They went with 2 drawer units either side and added a oven, microwave and warming drawer to a cabinet that was previously used as book storage. We kept the existing granite as it was and added new pieces of 20mm granite either side of the new cooker. This came out really well as the tops matched the black induction hob pretty well and looked like an extension of the cooker. Below is a picture of the original cooker with arched open units beside and images of the how the kitchen looks now.
The Very First Benton Home Collection Cabinets
And finally, we were super pleased to deliver our first set of Benton Home Collection units. This comprised of 2 bedside tables and 2 chest of drawers. These were in our Lansdowne range and finished in Farrow and Ball Lichen. The customer opted for gun metal handles, which were think went really nicely against the green. Below are images of the finished units and few shots of the carpentry involve in making them in our factory.
Thanks very much for reading if you have got this far! Its been lovely catching up with so many of our previous customers over the past few months. We also completed a utility room and bathroom fit out which i have yet to photograph, so hopefully we can show these off as well over the next few months.
All the best,
The Team at Bentons