May 20, 2019

From a designers point of view, islands are one of the most requested features among my clients. Even if the client knows they can't fit one in, they still always inform me that they thought about it & they even considered extending the house; or even moving just for the prospect of having an island...

May 6, 2019

Today's post is going to give you low down on worktop materials. I find that a lot of people can feel confused about which material is best for them, how much they could spend & what can be achieved. The worktop is an important part of any kitchen & how you use your space can be crucial to what mate...

April 22, 2019

Today we're talking all about worktop space, one of the most requested features amongst my clients! Although it's all dependant on the overall size of the kitchen, there is nothing worse than not having enough space to prep food, plate up or keep your small appliances. So today I'm giving you 5 supe...

April 15, 2019

I've dealt with such a wide variety of kitchens over my career & it's not unusual to plan a huge open plan kitchen in a new build, for the next client to request an small L-shape kitchen in a terrace. It's the beauty & the diversity of the property market that we have here in the UK & I love that ev...

March 11, 2019

Having a new kitchen installed is such an exciting feeling. You may get carried away looking at your beautiful designs & triple checking your samples but before you can enjoy your new space it's likely you'll be without a working kitchen anywhere from a few days to a few weeks; depending on the size...

January 28, 2019

In this time I've also learnt a lot about the way people shop for kitchens, & some of the mistakes they make a long the way. So today, please allow me, your industry expert, to give you, my top 5 tips for shopping for your new kitchen!

January 12, 2019

Lighting design can often be quite misunderstood. If you're not aware, it can be difficult to understand what the benefits are of working with a lighting designer; & what they can offer to your project. 

Today we are chatting with Faye from Enigma Lighting in Manchester. She is kindly going to answer...

June 9, 2018

Today we're going to tackle that age old (quite modern) kitchen debate of Gas vs Induction hobs.

Both are great fuels for day to day cooking & both have their own pros & cons. I find a lot of clients find it difficult to make the switch from gas to induction if they've never used induction before. Ga...

March 1, 2018

Unfortunately, there is no definite answer to that question; but I'm going to give you the most helpful information I possibly can.

While I can't speak for other brands, every single Helium project is completely unique, which is why it's difficult to pin point a price. They are designed & tailored to...

January 16, 2018

With so much choice on the market these days it's incredibly difficult to understand how some companies differ from each other & what their strengths are. It's so easy to get tied up in all the sales & offers that you can often be left feeling confused & uncertain about a brand. So to give you an id...

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