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What to ask yourself when buying a new kitchen?

Choosing a new kitchen is both an exciting, but challenging process. Start by thinking about ‘What to ask yourself when buying a new kitchen?’.  And, if you’re looking for guidance, we can help 1. How do you want your new kitchen space to be used? The first of the six questions to ask when buying… read more

DIY install self-fit kitchens – a better way

Are you looking to DIY install or self-fit your new kitchen, perhaps as a lockdown project?  Nicholas Hythe Kitchen Design has supplied hundreds of DIY install self-fit kitchens to homeowners or their designated fitters. So, we know, fitting a new kitchen yourself can be a daunting prospect, even if you’re a confident DIY-er. So, we’re… read more

Home offices, studies or hobby rooms

The pandemic’s changing the way we use our homes Has the pandemic changed the way you need to use your home? Wanting to make more of an under-used room or space? Requests for home offices, studies, hobby rooms or ways to optimise that under-used space, perhaps in the kitchen or under the stairs is becoming… read more

Trading Standards’ Buy with Confidence scheme

What is the Trading Standards’ Buy with Confidence scheme? Nicholas Hythe is proud to announce that it has been accepted as a member of Trading Standards’ Buy with Confidence scheme. The Buy with Confidence scheme is a partnership of Local Authority Trading Standards Services regarding consumers concerns about ‘rogue traders’. The scheme provides consumers with… read more

Are those kitchen sales prices what they seem?

As is traditional at this time of year, a number of retailers are advertising their kitchen sales.  ’Free this…’, ‘lower price on that’, ‘free fitting…But, are those kitchen sales prices what they seem? Whilst the headline prices they quote may look attractive. But they are designed purely to draw you in before giving the whole… read more

Reconfiguring your home for that new dream kitchen

Reconfiguring your home for that new dream kitchen It’s well reported during the pandemic that people have been investing in their biggest asset, their homes. Lockdowns resulting in families spending more time together, has led to  the realisation that their homes are no longer as fit for purpose as they once were – and now… read more

Open for business – our customer commitment

Update – 24th December 2020 With Cambridgeshire having been added to the list of areas covered by the Government’s Covid-19 tier 4 legislation, we are now required to close our showroom until restrictions are eased. The legislation allows for tradespeople to work in other people’s homes and Cambridgeshire Trading Standards has confirmed it would be… read more

What should new kitchens cost?

A few years ago I wrote a piece for this website called ‘how much should you spend updating your kitchen?’ aka ‘what should new kitchens cost’? I advocated that 8% was the rough estimate of the percentage of a home’s value that ‘design experts’ often quote that buyers should spend on replacing an out-of-date kitchen… read more

Our Coronavirus safety measures

Our Coronavirus safety measures As we hope our Coronavirus planning updates show, we took the threat of Coronavirus very seriously.  As soon as the danger became evident in late February we constantly reviewed our protocols in the expectation that a business closure would be required. And, as a result, we closed our showroom prior to… read more

Compare our kitchen cabinets specifications

Do it once but do it well There are various levels of product quality to consider when you’re looking for a new kitchen. So, ‘do it once but do it well’ is a phrase never more apt when you’re installing a new one.  It’s a maxim we believe in, not just in our design ethos… read more