Bespoke media centre hits the right note

It only took one trip into the Beau-Port Kitchens showroom at Bentworth, near Alton to convince Jo Bowler that she had found the right kitchen design company, who she felt really understood her vision to create the perfect contemporary kitchen of her dreams.

“My wish list started with a central island, but something that was much more than the usual islands, more a cross between a cocktail bar, sushi bar, food preparation area and also for somewhere for family and guests to sit and eat as well,” commented Jo Bowler. “I wanted to be able to face family and guests while cooking, not with my back to them, so Beau-Port designed the island to include a Mercury range cooker and extended curved breakfast bar with beads of light that run around the whole bar, which make me smile, look stunning at night and create a lovely atmosphere.”

Wharf worktops, create a seamless look and complement the Rotpunkt white high gloss units, with an additional counter top shutter unit. The fresh, light white kitchen is contrasted with the warmth of grey wild oak panels which also frame the Beau-Port designed media centre located in the living space next to the kitchen.

“Beau-Port’s initial designs were amazing and they understood exactly what I wanted, with great 3D designs showing attention to every detail. I now have a kitchen that is the heart of the home and where everyone could relax and enjoy the space together. It has really changed the way we live. The family gathers around the central island and my children are spending more time with me and together, rather than in their respective bedrooms,” continued Jo.

One of the key areas that Jo was especially pleased with was the use of her budget. “I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to get all of my wish list, including all the extras, within my budget and to get me such a well designed, high quality kitchen that was perfectly fitted. The investment in the kitchen has been worth every penny.”

“We were also impressed with Beau-Port’s installation - Rob the fitter was brilliant, very pleasant and careful about the electrics and making sure it all worked well. He is a great asset to the business. Everything was finished to a high standard, it is far better than we anticipated and very good value for money. Mark and his team did a lovely job, it looks like it has always been there and improves the whole room. We are delighted.”

AUDREY CRUICKSHANK