Tell us about your original brief that you gave the designer?
The original brief that we provided was that we wanted a very modern kitchen with lots of storage and worktop space. It was important for me to have a full height larder fridge and full-size separate freezer – I wanted to avoid the need for anything more to be stored in the utility room than required! We wanted the kitchen to be a very social space, that was bright and airy, and liked the ‘Scandi’ style with natural ash woods and contrasting white cupboards. We were also insistent on having a large dining table in the new space where we would be able to host family and friends.
Did you have an idea of what style you wanted your new kitchen to be, or were you guided to this by the designer?
We love the ‘Scandinavian’ style and so knew that was the look we wanted to go for – there was a certain colour of wood that I wanted; something with more ash/grey tones as opposed to more dark/orange tones. I know I can be extremely picky, however our designer had the patience of a saint and worked with us to ensure that every choice we made was exactly what we wanted.
I was terrible for loving a design / colour choices, and then a few days later changing my mind and wanting to tweak things ever so slightly. It was evident though that our designer really wanted to work alongside us to ensure that we got exactly what we wanted, and so we never felt rushed at any point. Having their knowledge and design skills was invaluable and we really appreciated their input to be able to match up door samples, with worktop samples to ensure that everything came together.
Do you feel the 3D visuals provided a realistic representation of how the space is now?
Yes! The 3D visuals that we were shown were a great tool for understanding how the space might work for any given layout and really helped us to visualise how the final design was going to look and function – even before any works had even started!
Out of 10, 10 being the highest, and 1 being the lowest – what rating would you give you experience with Laings DirectLine?
10/10. We are now the ones recommending them to friends and family. They couldn’t have done enough for us and we are so so happy with the end result.