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            A Two Tone Kitchen Makeover With Charlotte

            Inspired by the casual and characterful look of Nordic styles, Charlotte wanted to create a bold, two-tone look that would create an impact, whilst complementing her country home. Explore how Charlotte worked with Howdens and her trade professional to transform her space into a practical and eye-catching area that makes her kitchen the hub of her home.

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            About Charlotte

            Hair and makeup artist, Charlotte, lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and two young children. Her 1930’s countryside home has all the original features, which Charlotte wanted to keep when she started her home renovation. You can discover how she styled her home with Scandi influences on her Instagram page.

            The transformation

            The design details

            Charlotte Galsworthy

            “My favourite feature is my island, which fills up the large space and creates a striking look that draws the eye. It has also become a great social space where I can entertain family and friends and cook in it at the same time.”

            Working with Howdens

            Finding a fitter

            Charlotte found a fitter through a recommendation made by a friend and was pleased to discover he had worked with Howdens before. Her trade professional was also an experienced kitchen fitter, so Charlotte was confident her design would be installed to a high standard. For help connecting with a tradesperson, contact your local depot.

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            Product choice

            Having used Howdens for previous kitchen renovations, Charlotte knew that there was a great product selection available. This meant she could get everything she needed to complete her design from her local depot. The wide variety of on-trend colours and designs also made it easy to create a two-tone design in her preferred shaker style.

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            Design service

            The realistic CAD plans provided by her designer made it easy for Charlotte to visualise her new layout and make changes that better suited her family and lifestyle. Her designer was able to change the location of drawers and cupboards during the design process, so that they offered better accessibility and made the scheme more practical.

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            As Charlotte’s fitter had fitted plenty of Howdens kitchens before, his experience meant the whole installation process went very smoothly. Her trade professional was able to keep the whole project running on time, which meant it stayed on budget. This also made it stress-free for Charlotte as the renovation was completed quickly and with minimum fuss.

            Charlotte Galsworthy

            “I absolutely love my Howdens kitchen. I’m very pleased with the quality, and how easy it was to plan and get exactly what I wanted for my new kitchen vision. Friends and family are always complimenting it saying what a lovely kitchen it is.”

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