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Beauty in Bespoke – Why Choose a Luxury Bespoke Kitchen

Kitchens are truly at the heart of the home. For most households they’re more than places in which we cook, they’re places of comfort, entertainment and where we catch up with family and friends throughout the day. With years of experience, we understand the importance of having a luxury bespoke kitchen designed for your individual needs and aspirations. There is no one-size-fits-all, a room you use every day should be perfectly attuned to the lifestyle of you and your family.

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When it comes to your kitchen renovation journey, our team of in-house experts will spend the time to get to know you and understand how you will use the space. Are you a keen chef? Someone who loves to host dinner parties? Or simply want a welcoming family area to unwind and relax at the end of the day? This tailored approach allows our designers to create concepts that will not only complement the style of your home but leave you with a space that’s functional whatever you choose to use it for.

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Beautifully Crafted Spaces

Every Tom Howley kitchen is beautifully crafted for a millimetre perfect fit. In order to achieve such an exact end result, our surveyors carry out a meticulous series of measurements throughout the process that leaves nothing to chance. Even the tightest of corners and tricky alcoves can house clever cabinetry leaving no space wasted.

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Top tip: Having your kitchen designed on paper before any building work begins means you can explore numerous layouts that may not be possible when structural work is complete.

Every kitchen design is bespoke to you and your home and can be adapted to suit your needs. For example, if you see a design in our showroom or brochure, please bear in mind that this is simply to give you food for thought. Challenging features such as chimney breasts, sloping ceilings, alcoves or large windows can all become assets and enhance the look and individuality of your space. If you’re dreaming of an organised pantry, we can utilise awkward nooks or empty walk-in cupboard spaces; we can even tailor your utility room to match your kitchen space, creating one seamless flow.

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Colour in the Kitchen

Choice of colour is critical to the success of your kitchen design. Our designers will spend hours picking the perfect palette for you, for your home and your lifestyle to ensure our timeless kitchen designs will look sensational for years to come. Whether you choose a bold colour to make a statement, or a more neutral tone to complement your already striking architecture, a painted kitchen will help to inject your personality into the space. Any colour you choose will be matched with the perfect work surface, timber stain, hinge, handle and flooring to create an exquisite bespoke kitchen.

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For most households, the kitchen is the hub of the home, so when it comes to sitting down with a designer to plan your dream space, whether, in a showroom or the comfort of your home, you’re bound to have questions. Here are just a few we often get asked before or during the design process.

Can you design small kitchen spaces, what are your tips?

When designing small spaces, there are a plethora of smart ways to make your kitchen feel spacious. To keep an open feel choose light paint colours and reflective materials such as bright quartz or a mirrored splashback. Utilise every inch of space from the full height, awkward nooks and the use of islands if you have room. Even though an island will take up floor space, it will benefit your kitchen by ensuring more storage, prep space and a place to gather and socialise.

How do you go about planning the perfect kitchen layout?

When it comes to your kitchen layout, you need to think practically. What is it you want from the space? Every family and every home is different, so our designers will look at your space and discuss your ambitions to work out where everything should be positioned. For example, how you use your kitchen every day will influence the type of storage you need. Equally, the ‘golden’ triangle of sink, oven and fridge will be considered because easy access between these three will influence how efficient your kitchen will be as a working space.

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The best way to pull a large space together is to see it as a whole, with multiple zones within the space; then break it down into dedicated areas, allocating functions to each zone. This will make each space work within the whole area, and the overall flow will improve. You can learn more about designing the perfect multifunctional layout on our blog.

I only want to add a subtle splash of colour in the kitchen. How can I do this?

A soft introduction of colour or contrasting material, such as a stained oak interior can be a great way to add a little personality to a space. Consider painted internals behind a glass-fronted cabinet or a splash of colour to a kitchen island for contrast and depth. We have a stunning palette of paint colours from dark blues to refreshing sage, all with timeless qualities to ensure your luxury bespoke kitchen looks ageless for years to come.

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Do you source all of the finishing for the kitchen, i.e. backsplashes etc.?

We’ll offer comprehensive advice on materials, finishes and fittings, ensuring the end result is nothing short of perfection. We source leading industry appliances including Miele and Sub-Zero to name a few, the highest quality kitchen worktops and backsplashes, hinges, handles, taps and sinks.

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What are your top tips on designing storage for a compact kitchen?

The success and style of every kitchen starts with kitchen storage. Every cm matters, so using smart internal storage in cabinets to maximise space is essential. Inner drawers, spice racks and bottle racks in pantries are all excellent examples. Tall cabinets on one side of the kitchen with the opposite wall left empty, or with open shelving can also give the illusion of space.

The Next Step

The journey to your own luxury bespoke kitchen begins with a visit to a Tom Howley showroom. See for yourself the exquisite quality of our kitchens, discover our range of finishing touches and discuss your ideas with one of our experienced designers. Just pop into your nearest showroom to book a design appointment today.

Our designers are also more than happy to visit you at home; you’ll receive the same advice and design expertise, all in the comfort of your own space. You can request a design visit here or call us on 0161 848 1200.

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