“The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.” – Pearl S Buck
Over the past 15 years I have designed and installed many bespoke kitchens. With a love for interiors, I want to create a ‘feeling’ within each space I design. Even as a child I had always been drawn towards spaces that created an emotion, for example a sofa you melt into whilst being surrounded by the smell of books on a snowy day, or a dimly lit dining room with friends laughing.
In this blog I wanted to share with you, part of myself, it really believe that I can design a kitchen that brings happiness to a person or a family. I love watching people’s faces when they see my ideas and embrace new styles. I see every kitchen as a challenge and with my can-do attitude, I like to feel that I have made a real positive impact on a kitchen and can make people smile.
Whether it be a contemporary or traditional kitchen design, having a painted or stone effect, with a Quartz or Granite worktops – I never tire of the design and creative process. Every kitchen is unique, many clients have differing ideas but what remains constant – what I deliver has to be outstanding! First the very first design, through to kitchen designs of today, my aim is to create amazing interiors, each time, every time and we are very proud of our achievements to date. To make a kitchen truly personal and to receive a ‘thank you’ email or a testimonial – just makes what I do so much better!
Embarking on a new kitchen permits vision – would it be getting rid of clutter with built-in clever storage solutions, such as deep drawer organisers and pull-out waste? Or is it increasing the size of a kitchen, opening it up to nearby rooms or to the outside garden? Whatever the dream, I work with clients to understand their life, their needs as a family or individuals and discuss the options available to create their unique environment. I help to make it really happen, seeing the finished space and the look on their faces is such a fabulous unforgettable experience!
New kitchens are an expensive investment, for that reason a healthy working relationship with a client is essential. Harmony, balance and transparency are fundamentally so important. Communication is key, clarity of process, of timeframes, of choice and deadlines are vital to a smooth installation and so is a happy client.
So if you are searching for creative kitchen ideas, the latest kitchen trends or perhaps an innovative range of bronze taps, I’m always inspired by others and hunt for awesome suppliers to work with. I imagine how their offerings would appearance in a new kitchen project. Does a new bespoke handle grab attention? Are you blown away by the fabulous new marble effect slim line worktop? By working with so many talented and skilled suppliers, I’m in an exceptional position that allows me to share their true inspiration too.
“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work” – Aristotle – that is simply what I do!
About The Author
Lynda Mills is a creative kitchen designer who wants to create a ‘feeling’ within each space she designs. Her kitchen design consultancy was set-up in 2003 and is now working within Hampshire, Berkshire and Wiltshire. Lynda also works with Paul Heppner, who manages everything onsite and organises various trades. We are there to take your ideas and turning them into reality.