Living in their forever home these clients wanted their kitchen to become a more useful living space. Before the refurbishment; the kitchen was half the size, this project was a great example of what many families desire, the Kitchen and Dining Room were knocked into one great family luxury Kitchen space. John Breaker, one of the partners at Herbert William undertook the management of the project including building works and even took on installing the clients downstairs toilet (not supplied by us). The kitchen itself is our European premium modern brand 'Intuo' which Herbert William import from Austria. Each unit in this kitchen has been meticulously made to size it has matt lacquered frontals, with the internals all made by Blum.

The client wanted a clean white kitchen but wanted to break it up a little with a small amount of grey, it was Grant at Herbert William who suggested having a vertical stripe of grey to make the ovens more a feature in the tall run.

The client wanted the dining area and the luxury kitchen area to share space, along with the ovens being easily accessible from the garden. (The client prefers BBQ cooking and wanted use of the warming drawers for the extra food, which he has already made substantial use of!) This is what led to having the tall bank run along the length of the newly formed room which used to be the dining area, with a small amount of worktop with drawers to allow their daughters to do baking without using the main area of the kitchen. They wanted to retain a Larder next to the main cooking and prep area, so it is within reach to the left of the sink. The worktops are another fantastic choice!

The client fell in love with the material known as Dekton, a High-pressure composite comparable to Porcelain but with a high heat resistance threshold and very difficult to scratch. They wanted a large contrast, so they selected the Dekton Doomoos colour; which as you can see from the photos is almost black. Couple this with the Blanco Rock Grey SilGranite under mount Sinks and they are seamless! The two double wall cabinets they have are equipped with a diffuse light by Intuo which sits in the handle recess, along with RGB under lighting on the kickboards in the main kitchen area. All of the appliances in this kitchen are Miele, the client even went to Abingdon Miele Experience centre for an experience day to select their appliances. This led to having Sensor Tronic controls on their Pyrolitic and Combination Steam ovens (Both full size!) along with an induction hob with two Powerflex zones and Temperature control! The ceiling extractor is also Miele and communicates to the hob through Con@ctivity, this actively changes the levels of the extractor while you are cooking! They also asked us to design their utility which is in the same Intuo units with Dekton tops, along with the stacking of their existing Miele Tumble Dryer and Washing Machine

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Nicholas Chapman
Nicholas Chapman
09/12/2022
The Herbert William team fully delivered on the promise to complete an installation of a new kitchen in six weeks. The help from design to completion was outstanding. Each person working on the project was a pleasure to work with. The end result is excellent and so we would thoroughly recommend Herbert William.
Tarryn Smith
Tarryn Smith
06/12/2022
Sarah and her team are super professional and wonderful to work with. She goes out of her way to keep in touch and make the changes we requested. We love our kitchen!
DENIS RAIT
DENIS RAIT
02/12/2022
A truly worthwhile "journey" right from our initial meeting with Sarah and Lee to discuss the options for our new kitchen, through several subsequent design iterations to final installation. In addition to the kitchen installation the scope of work included remodelling of a shower room, installation of a new floor, installing a pressurised water system and reworking the electrical installation all of which was coordinated seamlessly by Lee with various high quality tradesman. In sum the whole enterprise was carried out with the absolute minimum of disruption, inconvenience and, perhaps most importantly, unnecessary trauma to us and this was greatly appreciated. Herbert Williams is now planning a further phase of development for us so it goes with our saying that we would highly recommend them to any potential customer.
tobias feilke
tobias feilke
01/12/2022
Herbert William Kitchens were recommended to us and we could have not been happier with them. Led by Sarah it is so professional, yet uncomplicated and direct approach by her and the team, that from the very first meeting, we knew we would be in great hands - a kitchen designer listening to you and at the same time coming up with great ideas and designs. Timing - spot on. All dates for dismantling the old Kitchen to installing the new one were kept almost to the hour not to mention to the day. Clean, tidy, friendly and very well priced. Totally the right choice for us. „Unfortunately“ our kitchen is so good now that we won’t need a new one for quite some time. Shame because it was so much fun getting that one. Herbert William - 5 out of 5 stars! Tobias Feilke Lymington
eleanor jaynes
eleanor jaynes
25/11/2022
We underwent a major kitchen refurb with removal of walls, ceiling, everything was changed bar one window! Not only did Herbert William come up with an excellent design, they were very responsive to new ideas / changes of plan when issues came up eg suddenly needing to have a beam "coming down" in the ceiling which altered the layout of some of the cabinetry. In addition, they amazingly removed our old kitchen intact (even with granite worktops) in such a good condition we could sell it on! A schedule was arranged of works which for the most part was kept to accurately. Really professional, calm, friendly. What is lovely is that they appear to be as excited about our new kitchen as we are, and we even received a celebratory hamper which was an extra surprise! Would thoroughly recommend 100%.
Christina Gray
Christina Gray
04/11/2022
Excellent from the beginning. Visited showroom to discuss design and to view samples. After visiting our property and taking measurements we were present with a computer design which enabled us to have a vision of the final result. This aided us in making small changes to have a bespoke kitchen. All traders worked with professionalism and courtesy and we are delighted with the end result. No hesitation recommending this company.
Jim and Helen Ley
Jim and Helen Ley
19/07/2022
We used Herbert William for our large kitchen re-fit - they were excellent from the design through to the finished installation. Listened to what we wanted. Competitive on price and quality product. All contractors (flooring, electrics, installation, painting) were professional and excellent standard. Any issues dealt with quickly and a little scope creep absorbed along the way ! Would definitely recommend them.
Rob Dolbear
Rob Dolbear
08/12/2021
Our kitchen was completely refurbished and redesigned including adapting an existing wall, requiring an RSJ, new ceilings, floor, electrics, plumbing and re-plastering. We are delighted with the design created by Alice, both from an aesthetic and practical point of view. She brought real creativity and imagination to the design and nothing was too much trouble and no detail too small. We required various trades and everyone used by Herbert William was excellent and Lee managed it all brilliantly, following through on everything and he was a pleasure to have around. The kitchen has been much admired since completion!
Lauren Drake
Lauren Drake
25/10/2021
Many thanks to Alice and Lee at Herbert William, we now have an amazing kitchen which gets so many positive comments when people see it. The Mackintosh cabinets are such high quality and look more expensive than they were; our builder was impressed too. You can really tell the difference between them and the Howdens cupboards he used in our utility room. We got great recommendations when choosing appliances, and Alice and Lee were quick to respond to all our questions. Great value, and great service. Highly recommended!
Janet Sheffer
Janet Sheffer
04/10/2021
First class kitchen designers with a highly professional and approachable team of designers and fitters. Would recommend to anyone!
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