Sue's kitchen remodel
Debate over, decision made, new kitchen restructure
This was a real dream kitchen story. Sue and husband had been debating their new kitchen for years, but couldn't agree on how it would work as they were unable to imagine or visualise it. The concept was to knock through their galley kitchen wall to the garage and use some of the space. But as they couldn't agree style and layout, they were unable to make a start for years! But the second they saw my visuals with a new kitchen layout, it sparked a sense of excitement as they saw the potential. In fact, the next day Sue contacted builders and kitchen retailers. The final result was a crisp white and navy kitchen design, complete with island and breakfast bar. Plenty of sociable space for visitors, family and friends to get together. Job done!
Sue Ross, Midsomer Norton
"Here’s the thing. We have been debating ‘update’ versus ‘move’ for years. And I mean years! And the result is a lovely house that has been our family home for over 25 years that is now looking tired and in need of a makeover - a bit like its owners. Having finally decided to stay put, we had basic ideas about structural changes to bring the house into today’s way of living, but no idea how to best achieve what we thought we wanted. In danger of slipping back into even more years of raging indecision, - enter Annie!! I think she spotted the challenge during our first conversation, but undaunted she came over to see for herself. Rather than announcing that she had all the answers straight off, she spent time getting to know what did and didn’t work for us; finding out what current pieces were important; what colour palettes, textures and shapes we liked.
It was challenging, illuminating and - most importantly for me - it lit a spark of excitement about what might be possible where before the prospect had simply felt daunting and a massive chore.
Today was the next stage in the process - Annie returned with a proposal for an enlarged kitchen and dining area which has both of us buzzing and keen to get started. Not only has she come up with ideas that we both love, we can see how we can tie it in to the rest of the house, so that there is a truly harmonious feel. Being able to see how the kitchen would be in 3D was so helpful - when you are considering big (expensive) changes it can be very hard to visualise and that can make commitment difficult. The suggested use of colour and lighting comes across well too and again it is reassuring to be able to see it in the 3D setting.
This is the first time we have used a service like this, and I would not hesitate to recommend Annie to anyone else considering if this is for them. It has really helped us and I am confident now that we will be able to achieve a workable, homely space that also looks great."