When we first moved in to our home 20 years ago, we chose a Siematic kitchen and although it was still in good condition, we wanted to modernise the kitchen and update the layout to better suit our needs.
We visited Arthouse Creative Interiors showroom in Alderley Edge where we met Emma for the first time, she was incredibly helpful and arranged to look at the existing kitchen space and to discuss our requirements. Emma then put together an initial design along with several options on the various worktops, cupboard fronts, accessories and prices. Our new kitchen design has exceeded our expectations. It is simple, spacious and beautiful. On a practical level, it has met all our needs, but from a design point of view it has united the adjoining spaces.
We were determined not to rush in and gave ourselves time to consider the options and make sure we were focussing our budget on things that would really make a difference. We did go and look at other kitchen options, but none of them compared to the build quality of the Siematic units and we didn’t want to compromise on quality, especially on something we would be using every day.
Emma was great in working through solutions, such as the lighting under the wall units above the hob. I wanted this to be a continuous light. So having originally proposed a conventional hob and extractor above, we changed to a Bora hob with an inbuilt extractor fan. I love the way the light has got 3 dimmer settings and also warmth levels can be adjusted.
We wanted to recycle our old kitchen, so Arthouse put us in touch with Kitchen Exchange. They were great to deal with and we did successfully sell the old kitchen.
The installation went smoothly, the kitchen fitter Dan and his colleague Tom from D & B Joinery were possibly the tidiest contractors we have ever had do any work for us. They were meticulous and minimised the impact on the rest of the house. Although there were a few issues, and some minor challenges presented, Emma quickly dealt with them and the project was completed just before Christmas.
Emma and the Arthouse team were a joy to work with. They were considerable, knowledgeable and have offered a great service before during and after the installation, we would highly recommend them.