For James and Jo Penswick of Hutton, their kitchen was the most important feature of their home’s new extension, so choosing the right company to work with was vital. Mentioning this to friends from the Ribble Valley, the couple instantly received a glowing recommendation endorsing the skills and services of the Kitchen Design Centre, who have showrooms in Blackburn, Colne and Manchester.
The Penswicks made contact with the company’s Blackburn showroom, where they explained their requirements to their designated designer, Will Hustler. Will said: “James and Jo were so excited about their new extension and passionate about how they wanted their new kitchen to look. I clicked with them and understood their needs straight away, pointing them in the direction of various displays in our showrooms.”
Taking note of their likes and dislikes as they perused the varied sets on show, Will discussed how these features could be worked into the plans before drafting the first designs using Kitchen Design Centre’s state-of-the-art computer aided design (CAD) system.
“While their requirements weren’t overly specific, from touring the showrooms with them, I knew that the Penswicks had exquisite taste, so I made it my mission to utilise all of their favourite design features, recreating them to fit the measurements of their space,” explained Will.
Once the plans were drawn, Will worked closely with his clients on the 3D visuals to ensure they were perfect, tweaking minor aspects but keeping the core principles the same. And once the design was finalised, the skilled team set to work creating the Penswicks’ dream kitchen.
“James and Jo were and continue to be incredibly proud of the finished product – and so they should be,” said Will. “We installed black oak German Hacker units with shiny cashmere tones, silestone worktops, stainless steel integrated NEFF appliances, a Quooker tap and a wine cooler.”
While the units and worktops provided a stunning foundation, it was Kitchen Design Centre’s finishing touches with recommendation on lighting that made the kitchen really come to life. “We built a bulk head over the island to accommodate the extractor hood, which created a focal point that was highlighted with small LED lights. The lights not only serve to illuminate the ceiling, you can also change the mood of the room by flicking through a selection of different colours! This lighting concept worked so well that they took on Will’s suggestion, and extended it across into other sections of the kitchen.”
To complement Kitchen Design Centre’s clever design details, the Penswicks enlisted the help of a friend who specialises in leather, who tailor made a pink leather padded wall, also incorporating the brightly coloured material into the upholstery of the kitchen’s breakfast bar stools.
“The family have a particular penchant for pink and the vibrant colour stands out fantastically against the darkness of the units and the paleness of the flooring and walls. They even set the LED bulbs to the pink setting to give the room extra pizazz!
“It was a pleasure to work with the Penswicks on their new kitchen and they’re so pleased with the results that they’re looking into working with us again on their plans for a utility room at some point in the future.”
"James and Jo were so excited about their new extension and passionate about how they wanted their new kitchen to look. I clicked with them and understood their needs straight away, pointing them in the direction of various displays in our showrooms."Will Hustler
"While their requirements weren’t overly specific, from touring the showrooms with them, I knew that the Penswicks had exquisite taste, so I made it my mission to utilise all of their favourite design features, recreating them to fit the measurements of their space."