Open plan living for new build in Shepley

Natalie Woodroffe and her fiancé Oliver Wordsworth acquired some land on an exclusive housing development in Shepley, Huddersfield and decided to build their dream home on it.

The couple contacted Direct Kitchens following a recommendation from a family member after they had used them to work on their project. They also visited several other kitchen showrooms to ensure Direct Kitchens was the best choice before appointing the team.

Natalie Woodroffe said: “We were very impressed with the Direct Kitchens showroom, alongside Carl and his team who were very knowledgeable. First impressions really do count and the team impressed us very much.

“We had heard from a family member how trustworthy the Direct Kitchens team was and how great the customer service would be throughout the project should we have appointed them.

“It goes without saying that we jumped at the chance to work them on our large-scale project.”

On appointment, the Direct Kitchens team visited the new build property and measured the space the open plan kitchen and utility room would be installed.

The team listened to the vision Natalie and Oliver had, and what they were looking for. The Direct Kitchens team also added in some of their own experience and ideas and changed the layout slightly to work better with the flow of the house.

Natalie and Oliver opted for a stunning mushroom and ivory kitchen that Direct Kitchens designed as part of their free design service. The kitchen is now firmly the heart of the home, including a stunning island in the centre of the room looking out into the garden via bi-fold doors which will seamlessly bring the outdoors in, during summer months.

The couple also went for an appliance package including: Two ovens, induction hob, raising extractor fan, two dishwashers, microwave, American style fridge freezer and wine cooler for those special occasions – from a range of the best appliance manufacturers on the market.

The lights above and below the units were from Direct Kitchens also and the beautifully elegant Quartz worktops came courtesy of Artisan – a close partner of Direct Kitchens with products showcased in the Ecclesfield showroom alongside stunning kitchen designs.

The kitchen was just a small part of the overall construction project the couple had took on, Carl from Direct Kitchens was involved every step of the way, communicating directly with the builders on behalf of the couple to ensure everything internally was perfect.

The project took a little longer than the couple had anticipated but Direct Kitchens worked with their adjusting timescales and kept the couple in the loop – when key decisions needed to be made about choosing storage solutions, appliance choices and other finishing touches.

Natalie explains: “The Direct Kitchens installers were brilliant, polite and professional – we couldn’t have asked for a better team to work on our kitchen. The office team was equally as supportive and made the whole process simple and stress-free.”
Following on from the kitchen project, Natalie and Oliver appointed Direct Kitchens to install their dressing room and home office furniture.

“The team at Direct Kitchens delivered the same quality and high levels of customer service throughout every project – the team was absolutely fantastic to work with, very knowledgeable and the communication between us was great.

“We have already recommended Direct Kitchens to our friends and family and will continue to do so going forward.” Natalie Concluded.