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            Kitchen Makeovers

            A Blue Kitchen Makeover With Stacey

            Inspired by the original Victorian features of her home, Stacey wanted a blue kitchen makeover that would accentuate the period style whilst offering modern functionality. Explore how Stacey and her trade professional worked with Howdens to create a design that combined a practical layout with classic details to suit her lifestyle.

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            About Stacey

            A Programme Manager at the Civil Service, Stacey and her husband live in Cardiff with their three children. Stacey instantly fell in love with the old-world character and heritage charm of her 1890’s Victorian home and decided to give it the TLC it deserved to create a cosy family home full of authentic features.

            The transformation

            The design details

            Stacey Hawkes

            "One of my most favourite features in my kitchen is my bin. It is integrated, so it keeps my kitchen looking uniform, and it has a pull-out design that makes it easy to use. It also makes cleaning up after three kids a breeze."

            Working with Howdens

            Finding a fitter

            Stacey enlisted the help of trade professional, John from J.E. Home Improvements, for her blue kitchen makeover, who had worked on her previous property. Diligent and reliable, John had the expertise to install Stacey’s design to the highest standard. If you need help connecting with a tradesperson, contact a depot.

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            Product choice

            Having had a Howdens kitchen in her old home, Stacey knew the products were built to last. With her new design focusing on traditional details and natural textures, Stacey was pleased to find a shaker style that ticked all the boxes of being on-trend, high-quality, and affordable.

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            Design service

            With lots of good ideas, Stacey and her designer, Amanda from the Llanishen depot, were able to come up with lots of practical solutions to make her space functional. Having a local expert on hand also meant the service was personal, making Stacey feel confident that the final design was exactly what she wanted.

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            Installation

            Stacey knew only a trade professional would be able to get the best finish for her kitchen without compromising the quality or look of her design. Her fitter’s experience meant the installation went smoothly, finishing on time and coming in under budget, making the whole process stress-free.

            Stacey Hawkes

            “We absolutely love our Howdens kitchen as it has transformed our room, and complemented the entire house. Our local depot made it a straightforward and enjoyable experience, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to family, friends, work colleagues, or even strangers!”

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