When Tony and Gemma Morgan from Cowbridge were looking to design their new kitchen in their fully remodelled home, they chose Bespoke Kitchens and Furniture to carry out the work. Here Gemma tells us why.
What made you choose Bespoke Kitchens to carry out the work?
We approached a number of cabinet makers in the area. Owner Simon Edwards invited us to his workshop to see a beautiful boot room in progress. As soon as we saw it we were sold!
Did you shop around for quotations?
Yes, I had four different quotations. Bespoke wasn’t the cheapest, but we felt that Simon had the best understanding of what we were looking for. From the beginning Simon answered our (many) emails then, once the drawings were ready, he met with us to go over every detail before work began.
Did you have a rm idea of what you wanted or did you leave it to Simon to design?
We knew the style of kitchen that we wanted and had some basic idea of the layout. Simon gave us some great ideas. We originally wanted a dresser style unit opposite the island, but he suggested creating full height units and fitting them around our fridge freezer – it’s one of my favourite aspects of the kitchen now. It’s great for entertaining as it’s open plan to the dining area. We knew that we wanted marble or quartz for the worktops and Simon obtained quotes for us from several companies in the area. We have larger units behind it which we use for breakfast goods and snacks, it all works really well.
What form did the process take?
We initially met at the workshop, then had several emails, calls and face to face meetings at the house before Simon presented us with the drawings to approve. He was very approachable and was able to offer us advice and suggest other trades to help with other aspects of the renovation.
Were any building works required?
We fully renovated the house – at one point we were left with a slab and two walls! We employed a building company for the building works and managed the other trades ourselves. The full renovation took almost two years – double the time that we had anticipated!
The kitchen design was drawn up in a few weeks and Simon fitted it himself with several of his team in around two weeks.
How do you now use the room as opposed to how it was before?
The space wasn’t actually there before – it’s all part of a new extension that’s been added to the house but it’s a fantastic entertaining space, it’s taking me a while to get used to having so much cupboard space. We are both delighted, it’s our favourite room in the house. It’s a hit with our daughters Madeleine and Arabella as well.
Would you recommend Bespoke Kitchens to friends, colleagues, family?
Absolutely, Simon has given us the kitchen of our dreams. It is the only part of our renovation that was completed on time and on budget. Simons attention to detail and customer care really set him apart from the rest.
Bespoke Kitchens & Furniture
Unit 13, Queens Court, Bridgend Industrial Estate, Bridgend, CF31 3TQ