A family-run company, specialising in bespoke kitchens, has taken home the title of Best Kitchen Project for the stylish renovation of a family kitchen with a maritime twist.
Bagshots, based in Cowes, were crowned at the Master Builder Awards organised by the Federation of Master Builders. The winning project involved installing a fresh kitchen, including an island and window seating in the form of an oak table and benches. The client reported the new kitchen had ‘completely and utterly transformed’ how their family lived in their home.
Every aspect of the project was designed in 3D visuals, allowing the firm to work closely with their client on colour choices, lighting and furniture selections. There was even the opportunity for the client to walk around their upcoming kitchen in virtual reality ahead of its completion.
The judges were impressed by the way the company took ownership of the process from start to finish, producing an unique result tailored precisely to their client’s preferences. The company consists of three family members, Frank and Nadia Deer and their 18-year-old son, Toby. Between them they carry out everything from virtual design, imaging, cabinetry and installation. The judges also praised their innovative use of modern technology such as virtual reality and 3D design as a great way to keep their client involved in the project as it progressed.
The team paid great attention to detail, including routing a fine pencil bead on the edges of the cabinet doors to match the new seating, and covering up an exposed steel beam and posts with a ‘scarf beam’ mimicking those on old sailing ships, applying a lime wax finish to complete the weathered look.
Frank said: “We’re very excited to win. The client used to be a skipper of a vintage yacht that used to sail around the world and wanted something maritime, so we introduced a scarf beam into the kitchen like you’d see on an old yacht.”