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Sean’s Blog: Finishing Touches

Sean Stack - Louka Fine Finish

Hi all,

Hope you are all well and dare I say it, still enjoying the sunshine?

My team of expert craftsmen have been finishing off the bespoke kitchen refurbishment project that I blogged about last week.

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I have had a very busy week working on a major project and have just popped in to check on progress. It is only a quick update today but all I can say is that I’m proud of what we have created (final pics to follow) and for me, it’s the little details that count.

We aren’t called Louka Fine Finish for nothing – it’s those finishing touches that make a refurbished kitchen look like a truly top-end, new & bespoke kitchen. With items like our hand-crafted kitchen draining board, it’s obvious to anyone entering the new space that this isn’t an off-the-peg kitchen.

It’s a one off, bespoke piece.

And no, we won’t tell anyone that the cost of a Louka Fine Finish refurbishment is – in most cases, obviously depending on requirements – as kind to the pocket as a mass-produced kitchen that you will find in 100′s of other houses across the land.

Sean Stack MD of Louka Fine Finish

 

Week to date…

Sean Louka Well it’s only Wednesday but already my week has felt more like two – in terms of workload anyway!

 

But it’s all good and one must never grumble when one is busy!

 

On Monday, I went to look at an exciting new job. This one is a little unusual; it basically involves incorporating a storage area into a factory mezzanine space. We will be designing a crew room and also an office space so fingers crossed they will love our designs (and of course we will price it right, too). Will keep you posted.

 

I have also been to see the engineer at the barn we are currently working on. Rather interestingly, the guys found a brick corbel footing when they were digging an area out.

 

I’m looking forward to getting design inspiration from the Alps – I always try and do this whenever I am abroad or if I am in any new place with different architecture.My new mountain bike has now arrived and I am going mountain

mountain bike

biking in Morzine, France soon, to make the most of my new toy and to try and grab a (rather active) break!

 

Travel, after all, enriches us in so many ways.

 

Have a great week everyone, will update you soon hopefully with more photos!

 

Sean Stack

Barn Conversion Update

clip_image004_thumb.jpgWell what a week! We have had a virtual heat wave and then constant downpours; it seems like the UK weather doesn’t know whether it’s coming or going!

 

To cheer myself up and try and rid myself of this dreary weather I am getting a new mountain bike – details to be revealed at a later date….

 

Back to business, then. Specifically, an update on the barn conversion that we have been working on and writing about.

 

The drawings that we bought you in our previous barn blog are now at the structural engineers and calculations are also being done. A trial hole is being dug so that we can prepare designs for the foundation slab, too.

 

We handle all the design and build for our clients and – where necessary – we employ external, professional (and insured!) consultants, like engineers for example.

 

At this exciting point in the project, I am really looking forward to getting the barn build underway and incorporating some really cool, contemporary features to make the building totally unique.

 

After all, that’s what we do best.

 

I will bring you more details when I have them – in the meantime, have a great week and try to make the most of the great British summertime weather!
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