When we first discussed our ideas for our new kitchen with our architect Stephen Wall, who felt we were being too traditional and conventional. Having worked with Arthouse Creative Interiors in the past, he suggested we go and meet with Julie. I was somewhat sceptical about what could be done within our budget constraints, but Julie listened to what was really important to our family life, and then gently guided us towards appropriate solutions. The design concepts she came up with were much more bespoke than the other kitchen companies we visited, and the 3D designs she developed really helped us visualise what was possible.
Julie listened to our ideas of fusing a clean, contemporary finish for the kitchen itself with an industrial look throughout the rest of the space, and provided practical pointers on the overall look and the compromises we could make to deliver it within budget. The process was helpful without being intrusive and there was thankfully no pressure selling like we experienced elsewhere. We were both surprised and pleased when she showed us the costs and they were in-line with our budget.
With everything ordered and a date set for the Arthouse kitchen installation team to start, our main builder missed his deadlines and we had to put the install date back. Arthouse responded well to this, using the time to meet on site with our builder to discuss some of the finer details which made the ultimate installation run more smoothly. Inevitably there were some snags with the installation, but the Arthouse team were responsive throughout.
Whenever people visit us, they are taken aback by the kitchen, which does looks breath-taking. However, what is just as important to us is that it works for our family on a day-to-day basis, which is due to a combination of the smart features built in to the SieMatic range and the clever planning of the layout developed by Arthouse.
We are genuinely pleased that our architect suggested Arthouse Creative Interiors as we would likely have ended up with the ‘kitchen of the day’, which would have dated quickly. Instead, we have a stunning kitchen that suits our family’s lifestyle and will stand the test of time in all respects. We have therefore already recommended Arthouse to a number of our friends that are considering updating their kitchens.
This SieMatic S3 collection combines innovative design ideas with quality materials in a Matt Laminate finish and stainless steel coloured grip rail handles. The contrasting warm tone of the furniture is offset by the cool, thin, Glacier White Corian work surface on the geometrical shaped island, which complements the angled architecture of the room. Sleek Neff appliances and a minimalist Neff down draft extractor complete the contemporary design.