Case Studies

Cottage kitchen transformation

Bathroom and Kitchen

The highlights

Firm friend of Tile & Floor, and fellow Bath business owner, Kelly-Ann Perry is a talented interior designer. So when it came to renovating her Victorian terrace cottage, she had a very clear vision for the transformation.

  • Space Size Covering a 25sqm area
  • Building Info Two rooms
  • Location Bath, Somerset
  • Used Design Service Design Service
  • Number of Kitchens 1 kitchen
  • Number of Bathrooms 1 bathroom

The house

On a quiet private road in Bath’s Larkhall, this pretty terrace looks across the valley to Solsbury Hill and is a picturesque stroll to Kelly-Ann’s shop, The Bath Framer. The cottage was in need of modernisation when Kelly bought it, and over three years she has breathed new life into it.

The brief

Kelly-Ann knew that she wanted a light herringbone wood floor for her kitchen scheme, as well as wide boards for her bathroom. Working with Tom Weaver, our specialist in wood flooring, together they studied a range of samples and finishes to achieve the look and longevity Kelly-Ann wanted.

For the kitchen, she ultimately chose an engineered herringbone oak with an invisible lacquered finish over a piped underfloor heating system to be fitted by her own builder. For the bathroom, a distressed wide engineered oak board.

“I knew what I wanted but even if I hadn’t, I’m sure I’d have ended up with the same floors. Tom understood exactly what I was looking for, and helped me to narrow the choice”.

The result

Kelly-Ann’s kitchen marries functionality with style and homeliness. With Shaker & May cabinets, painted in Little Greene’s Obsidian Green, topped with white granite and fitted with aged brass fittings, the contrast with the natural-toned wood floor in this timeless format is striking.

Skylights and large crittall doors to the garden fill the space with light which bounces off the floor for a warm, spacious feel. Invisible lacquer doesn’t affect the natural look of the wood but is the toughest finish for a high traffic area where spillages can easily happen.

Her bathroom, in the same colour as the kitchen, with newly painted oak boards and a roll-top bath is a haven of tranquillity in which to unwind after a long day.

I love the finished result. The whole experience with Tile & Floor was positive - they’re so friendly and professional that it took the weight off my mind.
It’s always great to work with Kelly, who has high standards. Invisible lacquer doesn’t affect the natural appearance but is the toughest finish for a high traffic area; this was an important technical detail
Tom WeaverTile & Floor

With thanks to our client for allowing us to share their beautiful project