A kitchen love story

When Nisha moved into her one-bedroom flat near Heathrow, she knew straight away the 14 year-old kitchen was not fit for purpose. So, with a little help from property guru and renovation expert, Sarah Beeny and the team at Renovate Don’t Relocate they set to work re-designing the living area of her flat.

At the time of filming, Nisha was embarking on a weight-loss journey and wanted a kitchen that had plenty of worktop space for her weekend food prep. Nisha got in touch with the team at Optiplan Kitchens as she wanted a bespoke design that not only served as an entertaining area, but also somewhere she could easily spend her weekends prepping food for the week ahead.

The design team at Optiplan Kitchens worked with Sarah Beeny and Nisha to create a modern and clean design that opened up her living space. Since filming, we caught up with Nisha to find out how she’s enjoying her new kitchen.

Q: Now you’ve been enjoying your new kitchen for a few months, what do you love most about it?

 The best thing for me is the additional peninsula which faces into the living room. Previously, my old L-shaped kitchen meant my back was always towards the living room meaning it was very anti-social and I couldn’t watch TV or talk to guests whilst I’m prepping food. Now, I can always be part of the conversation despite being in the kitchen. It has also allowed me to watch TV whilst I do my weekly food prep and that’s made a massive difference to what can sometimes be a mundane task on a Sunday!

Q: What made you choose Optiplan Kitchens?

As everything was done virtually at the time, I was worried about making such a big decision without going into a showroom, but the Optiplan team were amazing. After briefing the team on my vision, they created a virtual 3D floor plan which showcased all the design finishes I had chosen. It gave me the opportunity to really fall in love with the vision of how I would navigate around the kitchen. Once I saw these plans, it really brought my dream kitchen to life and I had my heart set on choosing Optiplan Kitchens. What’s more, now the kitchen is installed, I love the quality. It is so high-end as everything was made bespoke. It’s helped turned my dated flat into a really special place.

Q: Now restrictions are easing, have you enjoyed entertaining in your new kitchen?

I think it’s safe to say the peninsula has turned me into a bar lady as I can now pour and serve drinks and lay out food for guests to enjoy with ease! My wine rack has turned into a spirit rack and I can now quickly identify where everything is, so my entertaining space feels clutter free and tidy at all times – it’s the perfect design for entertaining and I love it!

To watch the transformation for yourself, watch Renovate Don’t Relocate on Discovery Plus.

If you are looking to transform your space like Nisha, get in touch with your nearest showroom today and start your kitchen journey.

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