Solid ply is an ideal material for use in kitchens as it is strong, copes better with water damage than MDF and can be polished or painted. This wood was therefore the perfect choice for an American family when designing their kitchen – creating a superb and stunning kitchen for their home in Valbonne on the Cote d’Azur.

We transformed the kitchen ensuring that it has its own unique feel. All of the kitchen units are handmade: every drawer, the kitchen island, the cupboards and the cabinet shelves. Overall the kitchen has a Californian look; contemporary although not too modern in appearance.

As every cook will know, worktops are a crucial part of any kitchen. This home has its own beautiful solid marble worktop sourced from a local supplier; in fact, one slab weighs a total of 350kg! It took 8 members of the team to carry the marble and carefully place it into position. We also fitted marble splashbacks around the hob.

The clients chose appliances from the prestigious and innovative Sub-Zero Wolf range including a high-spec electric oven, gas hob, fridge and washing machine as well as ice and coffee machines.   A folding and extendable pan filler sitting above the hob is an interesting feature that avoids the need to carry hot pans of water across the kitchen.  We submerged the gas tank supplying the kitchen in the garden to make it discreet.

An effective extractor fan is important when cooking. We installed an industrial sized extractor, however to reduce the noise we modified the unit with an inline motor that was placed in a soundproof box in the roof. It is now silent and is operated using a remote control.

The total renovation is almost complete and it has been an exciting project!  Please get in touch if you would like to discuss how we can help you with any renovation or other projects.

GM Renovations is the leading certified and trusted English-speaking Renovation and Plumbing company based on the French Riviera. We have been renovating to a very high standard and installing advance HVAC systems for 20 years and have been based in Antibes since 2006.

I have created a team of highly skilled tradesmen to complete full renovation works. We specialise in all types of work including building, renovating and creating luxurious bathrooms, electrical work, we are the complete renovation company with a very high standard of work. We cover all works in and outside your villa or apartments.


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