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Due to the continuation of our refurbishment and keep our customers and team members safe, the showroom will be closed on 18th and 20th May. Please ring to book an appointment before visiting



The Benefits of Induction Cooking

With the seemingly inexorable rise in energy prices, initially due to increased demand as fewer lockdowns worldwide drove demand and, most recently, the war in Ukraine affecting supply, it’s time we talked about the benefits of induction cooking versus conventional methods. What is induction cooking? First off, the basics! An induction hob creates a magnetic… read more

Eight facts about Nicholas Hythe Kitchen Design

With so many kitchen design companies to choose from, picking the right one for you may seem a bit like trusting to luck.  So, to help make your decision that little bit easier, here are eight facts we bet you didn’t know about Nicholas Hythe Kitchen Design Studio: When we say we’re proud to be… read more

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 – 4th March 2021 In line with the Government’s recently published guidance regarding the reopening of non essential retailers in England it is our intention to reopen our showroom to clients on the 12th April. We continue to recognise that, despite the numbers of people receiving their vaccination, the pandemic is not yet over… 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