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Clocking The Hollywood And Berry Kitchen!

Maybe it is because we are all obsessed with kitchens here at Beau-Port Kitchens, that every time we see a kitchen featured on a TV programme we are looking at it with our professional eyes.  One of the most attractive kitchens I have seen on TV in recent times has been the one used by the delicious Paul Hollywood and the delightful Mary Berry on their ‘Easter Master Class’ programme recently.

I thought it looked familiar and suddenly realised that the kitchen had been featured on the front of one of my favourite magazines ‘The English Home’.

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Planning Your Dream Kitchen

This kitchen is mainly finished in Oak with a stunning granite worktop to top it all off.

Mark Johnson of Beau Port Kitchens has had decades of experience in helping clients to plan their new kitchens.

"If renovations and extension work is involved, it is best for clients to start to think about the project from the inside out, rather than the other way around. They need to firstly consider the design of the kitchen they want, the dimension, shape and overall square footage that will include all the storage, features and appliances they want and how they want to use the space before they even talk to an architect.”

This is what the kitchen looked like before. After careful planning and listening to what the customer wanted, we believe we have made a vast improvement over the old furniture.

 

“This approach can help to save time, money and disappointment,” continued Mark. “The kitchen is the hub of the household and the primary focus of activity in most homes. These day’s people want to have a kitchen that can serve many purposes including dining and seating and many want a more open plan style of living, so it is good to consider lifestyle options for this space and perhaps calling in a kitchen expert at an earlier stage can be very useful. Clients then have a clear plan of how the kitchen will work for them and this can be very helpful for the architect too.”

Beau Port Kitchens can also manage extension and renovation projects from concept to completion and will also work closely with client’s chosen architects and builders to create the kitchen of your dreams.

Not just Kitchens – Interiors too!

Beau Port are renowned for their kitchen design, manufacture and installation and they are now moving their expertise into other areas of the home including bedrooms, bathrooms, studies, laundry rooms and media rooms, designing and installing beautifully fitted high quality furniture.
 

Handmade utility room in Old White (Farrow & Ball).
This utility was part of a kitchen project that used a similar style furniture and the same colour paint finish. The main kitchen used an in-frame cabinet whereas the utility used a lay-on door, this cut down costs but still achieved a high quality look.
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Horsemeat scandal drives consumers back into their kitchens

There is a silver lining to every cloud and in the aftermath of the horsemeat scandal it appears that consumers are dumping the supermarket ready meals and going back to basics by cooking their meals from scratch.  Who would have thought that a food fraud would encourage people back into their kitchens?  But this is proving to be the case in a large percentage of households and this has been backed up by the recent increase in foot fall to the numerous farmer’s markets across the county of Hampshire, as reported by the Hampshire Farmers’ Markets Chairman Toby Bowtell who said:

“In the past few weeks we have seen more shoppers coming to the markets specifically to buy fresh meat to cook their own meals from scratch. They are saying they have checked out the supermarket ready meals because they want to know where their food is coming from and that it is genuine local produce with a traceable food chain and that they are prepared to spend the time cooking meals to ensure that they know what they are serving their families.”

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Test Drive Your New Kitchen

When we invest in a new car, or even a second hand one, we take time researching all the options and most importantly we test drive each car before considering a purchase.  Most people choose to imagine what their new kitchen will look like, feel like and how it will work for them.  Yet the investment in a new kitchen can sometimes be as great, or even greater, than the investment in a new car.  The majority of High Street kitchen showrooms are limited on space and often only have two or three real size kitchen displays available for customers to get a true feel of how a particular kitchen would look in their homes.

We wanted to offer our clients the opportunity to fully experience the type and style of kitchen they would be investing in, so we found the biggest showroom we could at Bentworth, near Alton, with lots of convenient on- site free parking.  We then set about installing a whole range of real size kitchens in a variety of designs that our customers could come along and ‘test drive’, encouraging them to sit, linger, chat, have a cup of coffee and take their time in making the right decision that fits their taste, lifestyle and budget.   Without the costly overheads of a High Street showroom we can offer high quality kitchens that are really affordable.

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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