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Kitchen Case Study
Some feedback from two Broadway Kitchens’ customers who felt that the kitchen quality and extra service received completely surpassed their expectations:
Broadway kitchens clients, Morris and Carol Austin from Sutton Coldfield were amazed at the difference that the soft furnishings made to their recently fitted bespoke kitchen.
Morris and Carol had a contemporary kitchen fitted from Broadway Kitchens in January 2012 and were extremely pleased with the kitchen and appliances chosen. They are repeat clients who chose to return to Broadway following the completion of their fitted bedroom furniture recently. Both the service and the quality were first class and they decided to opt for the same hassle free experience again. Key to the successful completion of their finished kitchen was the planning and design.
Morris explained, “Originally we thought the design would be similar to the original plan which worked well and we thought the central island was a good feature. Broadway advised that we remove the island to open up the kitchen area. It was the right choice and again we are extremely pleased with the planning, organisation, skilled installation, finished look and quality.”
Mr and Mrs Austin were also pleased with the additional interior design advice they were offered at the kitchen planning stage. They were introduced to Interior Designer Joy Craddock (from Window Dressings), who offered advice and a quote on a free no obligation basis.
Mrs Austin said, “I was amazed at the way Joy put the scheme together. I would never have chosen wallpaper, in fact I was totally against it! The contrast of the two colours with the additional texture was an amazing design finish. Joy presented a scheme with the Amtico flooring to compliment the kitchen colours. She suggested a couple of shades darker than the kitchen cupboards with a deeper border to add detail and contrast. It worked perfectly. Not too busy and not plain, just right. A perfect contemporary feel. It hit the button straight away and yet again, was something that we would never have chosen. The clean lines match the kitchen well.
Following an initial consultation, Joy presented a mood board which we originally thought was too bold! We took her advice and placed it in the kitchen and looked at it in different lights. Joy advised that the dramatic colours of pink, aubergine and lime green with the silver glint would lift the kitchen and compliment the subtle plain shades.”
Joy also suggested a white voile blind with a silver oval pattern to match the background colour of the pelmet. The pelmet fabric had a silver background with textured chenille leopard lines in aubergine, so yes, yet again, something that I would never have chosen but absolutely love! The finished look is really fantastic. The fabric emphases the lights fitted above the reveal of the kitchen. What was the probability of us ever choosing a finished look like this? Nil! The soft furnishings were really the finishing touch to our beautiful kitchen. We really liked the pelmet fabric but then Joy suggested a lime and silver contrast to the pelmet base which again complimented the voile blind. Together they make a real statement. Everything was just so perfect. The fabrics and wallpaper are soft, warm and match the sparkle in the silestone.
The final contemporary twist was added when we finalised the artwork. We chose two long pictures with a brushed silver frame. We had never seen artwork like these before. One was a wine glass and the other was a martini glass. Both the paintings were hand-painted onto black glass with Swarovski crystals added to give the extra sparkle to again match the kitchen and soft furnishings. Joy also re-upholstered the seats on our dining chairs and made us a lime green table runner which was the same fabric as the contrast used for the pelmet.
Carol had many compliments for the Window Dressings Team and explained that she and her husband would never have moved on without the professional help that was given. The soft furnishings and artwork were installed on schedule to fit in with our decorating and also within budget. Joy even advised us exactly where to hang the artwork. We were going to hang the pictures much higher which would not have impacted on the kitchen as much.
“We would definitely recommend Broadway Kitchens. The professional advice from Broadway together with the full interior design package surpassed our expectations. Thank you so much.” Morris and Carol Austin
The artwork mentioned above can be seen at Broadway Kitchens who are the only local gallery for this new contemporary retro artwork which is hand-painted onto a number of various finishes and frames. Artwork can be supplied to match any existing colour palette or scheme.