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            2022 Kitchen Of The Year Winner

            Thanks to their kitchen fitting expertise, our 2022 Kitchen Of The Year winners, Mark White and Tyrone Allan of Marant Development, created a fashionable space that fulfilled their customer's vision. Featuring a dramatic decor, smart storage, and multipurpose features, this kitchen makeover offers a masterclass in blending practicality and personalisation, for a scheme fit for family life. This setup also won over the judges and voters in our Kitchen Of The Year competition, as it beat hundreds of entries to reach the top spot. Explore how Mark and Tyrone worked with the Huntington depot and their client, Dan Francis, to create a layout to be proud of.

            Meet Mark and Tyrone

            Marant Development owners, Mark White and Tyrone Allan, were the fitters behind the winning design of our Kitchen Of The Year competition, taking home the trophy and a £5,000 holiday. Regulars to Howdens, the pair know our products are built to last and are competitively priced, which is why they recommend us to their customers.So, when homeowner, Dan Francis, wanted a practical cooking area with wow factor, Mark and Tyrone knew our wide product choice could turn Dan's ideas into reality.

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            The design goals

            • A social setup

              Experienced renovator, Dan Francis, wanted a sophisticated scheme that would update his 1980s property and set the scene for social gatherings.
            • Streamlined style

              A fashionable layout was Dan’s priority, so Harry from the Huntingdon depot added statement shades and streamlined elements to the new design.

            The design details

            • Sleek, slab design

              As a lover of contemporary interiors, Dan wanted modern fronts. The slab style and soft finish of our Hockley Matt collection made it his top choice.
            • Striking shades

              Dan had his heart set on a dark design, so his designer recommended a charcoal tone. This daring hue creates a statement backdrop for parties.
            • Fashionable fluting

              To add textural variation to the space, Dan opted for fluted, glass fronts. These offer an on-trend, layered look and bring art-deco accents to the design.
            • Organic interiors

              Organic interiors

              With the exterior sorted, Dan turned his attention to the cupboard interiors. He decided on oak units to create a cohesive look with other timber features.
            • A custom centrepiece

              Dan wanted a hub for hosting, so his fitters installed an island with a dedicated seating area. They also added storage to keep utensils nearby when cooking.
            • Tall cabinetry

              To create an airy interior, Dan’s fitters removed internal walls and installed larders. These allow items to be stacked vertically, saving valuable floor space.

            • Ergonomic accessories

              For the bold design to have maximum impact, clutter had to be hidden away. So, Dan’s designer planned in pull-out storage to organise essentials.
            • Personalised pantries

              By fitting door balconies inside the pantry, Dan's tradespeople created bespoke shelving for his spices and ingredients to make cooking easier.

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