Family helps to design their own kitchen

A Lancashire family help design their own home - enlisting kitchen design company

Online PR News – 18-September-2010 – – For the O’toole family, converting their existing home into a contemporary dwelling was full of interesting challenges.

The dark and more cramped feeling of the old original property needed to be totally rethought.

With the combination of their own design skills and the sensitive approach of designers at  Kitchen Design Centre, they managed to create their perfect designer kitchen within their perfect cooking, living and dining space.
The kitchen was transformed from a small and relatively dark area into a light, spacious, modern room with lots of personality.

The O’tooles wanted a modern, luxurious kitchen, with helpful appliances to assist them with day-to-day living and entertaining.

Louise O’toole said: “The old kitchen was in desperate need of a makeover. It was a small cottage-like kitchen. So we spoke to one of Kitchen Design Centres designers.

“Roger Astin came up with several draft design ideas which we carefully considered before settling on one scheme which seemed to tick all the boxes. These ideas were then developed in much more detail.

The scale of accuracy and the help his team offered was of very great help. Our building ideas really came to life when we saw their fantastic artwork’
In order to create more space and light, a new area was created - with light pouring through a large glass construction which links the main kitchen area to a large dining area and to a sunny lounge too.

“The walls were knocked through and the whole area came together as one living space” said Louise.

“The overall theme change from dated and cramped to multifunctional, contemporary and roomy’

“Now every time I walk into the room I feel in better mood - instantly.”
The modern kitchen is nothing short of luxurious. There are a multitude of innovative Neff appliances throughout the room - including fridge-freezers which are discreetly concealed side by side within an alcove formed from an old doorway.

There is a Quooker - a permanent boiling water tap - and a coffee machine with its own warming drawer for cups. A multifunction Circotherm oven and separate combination Microwave with another warming drawer for plates or food containers.
Louise said: “Our kitchen and everything I wanted and more. The Kitchen Design Centre craftsmen were extremely professional and arrived on the day they first gave and punctually, they completed the work with diligence and care.”
The couple chose Kitchen Design Centre because of their reputation for design, quality installation and cost effectiveness..
Designer Roger Astin said: “It was a combined effort really because Sean and Louise had some great ideas and a fantastic building for us to work in, they were able to accommodate the best ideas and had a real desire to do so.”
Louise added: “We created more space for the children, while at the same time keeping it safe. Overall it turned out brilliantly.”

“The help and support Kitchen Design Centre offered was fantastic. Every step of the way we were helped with enthusiasm.”
“I’ve already recommended the company to a number of my friends.”

Kitchen Design Centre has showrooms are located in Manchester just off the M60 at junction 22, in Blackburn - positioned on the A666 at Brownhill’s roundabout - and in Colne near the end of the M65.