Wittering West do far more than just sell home improvement products. We offer all the advice and support you need to select then design your project. We have a fully stocked sample room, plus all the computer technology you need to design 3d models so you can see your project before you start.
Jason Wood, one of our designers, recently featured on Hotpoints website offering design advice, more evidence that we really know what we are doing.
In addition our team has been with us for a long time. So we can offer advice on all aspects of your build, from the foundations through to the brickwork, plumbing right through to the colour of your curtains.
If you are planning a project - come and chat to us. We are always happy to offer advice.
Jason Wood our designer recently (25/07/13) featured on Luce Hotpoint Kitchen Clinic website offering design advice. for more information click here...
Q1. Hi Jason, can you tell us the best ways to create easy access storage space in a small kitchen?
To create space, pullouts are the best option. Drawers in particular are great for utilising internal space and the space corner cabinet uses every inch of space in corners. Where ever possible, use drawers and ditch doors to save space. Rollout or vertical drawers, containing anything from cooking utensils to spices can save valuable space in the kitchen.
Q2. There are such a vast range of built in & free standing appliances available today. What are your tips for integrating styles and colours to suit my kitchen?
Colours are very subjective; many people go for simplicity and style with black and chrome. Coloured appliances are becoming more popular, and they are really an expression of your personality. When it comes to selling your house, because colours are idiosyncratic, your tastes may not appeal to everyone. If you do opt for colour contrast, mix it with neutral tones like white.
Q3. I’m looking to make my kitchen more eco-friendly. What materials would you suggest I use for my kitchen cabinets?
Your kitchen cabinets and drawers are commonly made of particle board or plywood which are generally made with added formaldehyde binders which release fumes.
Try using alternatives such as bamboo cabinets which are free of formaldehyde and is a rapidly renewable source and is naturally stronger and harder than most hardwoods other products to consider are formaldehyde free MDF , Salvaged wood or FSC certified timber.
Q4. I have a very active household with children and animals and we use the kitchen a lot. What are your suggestions for flooring that is hard-wearing?
Amtico or Karndean are great suggestions for flooring, they are wearable and provide a warmer material than tile. Both are perfect for a very active lifestyle as they are extremely hard wearing give you that incredibly realistic finish that looks the part.