At Mustard, we design and manufacture any type of kitchen that you can imagine.
A contemporary kitchen is a pretty nebulous description of a kitchen. We have additional galleries of contemporary kitchens under the different headings: Gloss Kitchens, Matt Kitchens & Handleless Kitchens.
All our contemporary kitchens use upgraded components. You probably won’t know what, why or how these upgraded components affect your kitchen but as you go through the design process with us we will explain.
An example of our upgrades is that we usually cap the front edges of our carcases with Solid Oak. This means that it will never chip or peel off, this is the part that the door hits against so it is important that the profile edge is strong. We don’t have to use capping but we do recommend it.
Our drawer boxes: Under the Traditional kitchen heading we described how our dovetail drawer boxes have a 20mm base whereas standard oak drawer boxes in the UK only use a 10mm base which is no good whatsoever for holding heavy pans.
On our regular drawers we tend to upgrade to stainless steel sides as a matter of course, however we also upgrade the strength of the drawer runners whenever we have a drawer that is wider than 600mm. If we use Blum drawers the standard run of the mill 30KG runner becomes a 50KG runner and when we use Grass drawers this is upgraded to a 45KG runner. We do prefer the Grass drawers as they work very well, are very very robust and are less common place than the Blum drawers – but ultimately the choice will be yours and we will talk you through the pros and cons of each drawer system as it is going to be your kitchen.
These are a few examples of how we can upgrade your kitchen without increasing the cost substantially, however when you go through the design process with us we can explain every option you have to you so that you can decide.
When creating Gloss kitchens we tend to use Parapan
This is a solid acrylic substance and when polished has a mirror like refelective quality. It can be shaped and formed quite readily too. However for more colours we can use a paint and lacquer the doors, to give you a bigger choice. We can make coloured glass doors too if you are looking for something a bit different. If budget is key we can make a gloss kitchen from a gloss PVC but the finish is not as good as some of the other alternatives.
We often use 25mm thick doors and can chamfer the top edge, which is particular useful when considering a handleless kitchen as it will help get a better grip, as well as looking different.
Matt Coloured Kitchens can be made from a number of materials – Sprayed Matt Paint, Formica, Corian or even metal.