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Kitchen Makeovers

Claire's classic kitchen makeover

With limited room to work with, Claire wanted a practical layout that delivered on style and function. Discover how Claire and her builder worked with Howdens to create a new design that suited her space and lifestyle. Or, to get started on your new look, book a design appointment now.

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About Claire

Claire, works in the travel industry, and lives with her fiancé, Tom, and their dog, Coco. As first-time buyers, they wanted to update their home with their own personal stamp, making it a place they could be proud of. Working through the property room by room, they found that they preferred a neutral decor quite quickly, which made their decision easy when it came to choosing a colour and style for their kitchen. 

The transformation

The design details

Claire Boreham

"Our laundry corner is probably our favourite feature, as it has a new larder cupboard. It's great for storage and keeping everything neat and organised.”

Working with Howdens

Finding a builder

Claire already had a strong relationship with her builder, who had completed jobs for her when she first moved into her house. His experience meant she trusted his recommendation to use Howdens. If you need help finding a builder, contact your local depot.

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Product choice

Keeping to the budget was key for Claire, so she was really pleased that the wide product selection meant there was plenty of choice at different prices. This allowed her to pick a shaker design that was both stylish and affordable.

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Design service

Claire found that her designer, Jay, was more than happy to make tweaks to her scheme. Claire changed her counter to a grey-oak version, so that it better complemented her cashmere cupboards. To bring your ideas to life, book a design appointment now.

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Claire’s builder made sure she was happy with each stage of the installation before moving on. His expertise meant he was able to offer bespoke solutions, such as adding extra panels between two cleaning devices to create a more professional finish.

Claire Boreham

“My overall experience with Howdens was fantastic. Being a first-time buyer, designing and choosing a kitchen was quite daunting but I was made to feel at ease and each step was carefully explained by Jay.”

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