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Clients 'Pleasantly Surprised' At Affordability Of Beau-Port's Quality Kitchens

As Beau-Port’s regular writer, I also visit the company’s clients in their homes, to interview them for case studies to go on the Beau-Port Kitchens website. These case studies help visitors to the website to see how Mark, Jacob and the team work with our customers to deliver the best products and exceptional service.

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When Small Can Also Be Beautiful

Our designers at Beau-Port understand that kitchens come in all shapes and sizes and some are more compact than others, with limited space and no opportunity to extended. But with their design expertise and experience they know how to make the very most of whatever space is available.

So how do you create more space in a kitchen without putting in for planning permission for an extension? The answer for one of our clients was to seek out the design skills of Beau-Port Kitchen’s head designer Mark Johnson, who helped to transform a kitchen in a characterful period property into a lighter, brighter more practical space with additional storage - without having to call the builders in!

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Cooking from scratch is back in foodie fashion

Are you tired of the disappointment of ready meals?  Apparently cooking from scratch is back and that’s official, well it must be - Mary Berry says so!  In her recent TV series she is seen close to our patch at the farmers’ market at Guildford, selecting lots of seasonal food to turn into delicious meals.

At Beau-Port we are located close to both Alton, Petersfield and Winchester which also boast their own Hampshire Farmers’ Markets.  This not-for-profit community interest organisation reports that visitor numbers to their markets continue to increase, as more people want to know where their food comes.  Their shoppers also don’t want to pay the premium for all those unwanted and environmentally damaging food miles.

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Kitchen memories

The kitchen is the hub of the home and according to singer/songwriter MIKA it is a place where memories are made. Speaking on the BBC’s One Show recently, MIKA reminisced with top chef Michele Roux Jr about happy times in the kitchen with his family.

Most of us can recall pivotal moments in our lives that happened in our family kitchens - as young children home baking and making a huge mess, birthdays, anniversaries, celebrations, Sunday lunches and family gatherings.

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Two New Full Scale Kitchen Displays Launched At Beau-Port Showroom

A new DIY warehouse opened up locally a few weeks ago and I decided to take a look and see what was on offer and how their products and displays would measure up to  Beau-Port’s products and showroom.  It was difficult to get a real sense of how the kitchens I saw would look in a real setting, most were just very small kitchen displays or just portions of kitchen displays, all looking rather clinical in the harsh light of the warehouse setting.

The Beau-Port design team of Mark and Jacob Johnson have the benefit of a large showroom that has full-scale kitchen displays so that client’s can come along and get a real feel of how a particular kitchen - whether it is a contemporary kitchen, traditional kitchen or Shaker style kitchen - would work in their home.

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Why Design Experience Counts

Investing in a new kitchen or interiors project is not something we do every day.  When we do decide to go ahead with the project we need to know that the company we are investing our hard-earned cash with, has all the experience required to do the very best job.

Head designer at Beau-Port, Mark Johnson, has over two decades of experience in creating flawless kitchen and interiors projects for a wide range of clients.

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The WOW Generation!

A few decades ago we had the Yuppies - young, well-paid, middle-class professionals - now this generation has reached what is now known as the WOW stage - Wiser, Older and Wealthier - the WOW generation. This apparently refers to those who are now the 50+ age group, moving up the age scale away from their most debt enduring times from their 20’s to their mid 40’s.

It is a time when those who have had ongoing, well-paid careers finally find that they have more money to spend on the important things in life - more travel, better car and to be able to move up the property ladder and to have that beautiful bespoke kitchen or interiors project they have always wanted.

Alpha Boomer is another term for the same group, recently used to describe the 55 - 65+  age group in the US, currently the fastest growing group in that nation.

Recent figures in the UK show that there are now more people over the age of 40 than under that age and that 35% of the population is now over 55.  This is the age group that also seems to have the funds, time and interest to spend on home improvements.  Some have ‘empty nested’ and no longer need the large family home and look to down-size or even buy additional holiday homes.  Some just want to release capital to be able to experience all the items on their ‘bucket list’.   While others just want to use it to also make their new or existing homes - better.  They then have the funds to have exactly what they want and how they want it - expertly designed kitchens, media centres, beautifully fitted bedroom and bathroom furniture, boot rooms, laundry rooms or even cinema rooms.

At Beau-Port we welcome Yuppies, Alpha Boomers and as many of the WOW generation as we can fit into our huge 2000 sq ft showroom!  They will all get the chance to test drive our numerous full-scale kitchens, see our media display and other interiors displays and to linger a while and chat over a coffee with us, about how we can make their particular time of life and their homes even more beautiful and comfortable.

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When Form Follows Function

The Shaker style of furniture design may have originally landed in America in the late 18th century from its roots in England, but over the passing two centuries has found its way back across the Atlantic to its homeland, where it has been embraced by kitchen designers in particular with its clean and uncluttered lines that look fresh and contemporary, while still offering ‘warmth’ and character to the most important room in the house.

Handmade In-Frame Kitchen in Old White By Beau-Port Kitchens
A recent shaker style kitchen, designed and installed, by Beau-Port
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OUR SHOWROOMS:

Bentworth Showroom

2 & 3 Bellhanger Enterprises,
Bentworth,
Hampshire,
GU34 5QZ

Telephone: 01420 571322

Southsea Showroom

33b Marmion Road,
Southsea,
Hampshire,
PO5 2AT

Telephone: 023 9241 4370