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Six questions to ask before choosing your new kitchen

Choosing a new kitchen is both an exciting, but challenging process. Here at Nicholas Hythe Kitchen Design Studio, we can offer you the guidance on where to start.  1. How do you want your new kitchen space to be used? When thinking of a new kitchen, it’s easy and understandable to be swayed by appearance… read more

Kitchen designs that have and will stand the test of time

Kitchens need to be both practical and stylish, as it’s somewhere you spend a lot of time alone or with friends, so it’s somewhere you should want to be but also be functional. Innovative design, new technology or materials, and changing lifestyles ensure that kitchen design never remains static. This can be both exciting and… read more

Voted Best Showroom in Hunts is just the start

March was a big month for us at Nicholas Hythe Kitchen Design Studio here in St Ives! Firstly, due to the growth we continue to benefit from – certainly helped by industry ‘bible’ KBBreview magazine’s kind decision to vote us as their Best Showroom in Huntingdon and nominate us as one of only four retailers nationally… read more

Winning ‘Best Showroom in Huntingdonshire’ caps a great year

We’re not big on self-publicity; we’re more the type to keep our heads down and do a great job for our clients.  And because this year has been really busy, we initially missed the fact that we’d won the ‘Best Showroom in Huntingdonshire’ award from our industry’s leading magazine, Kbbreview (December 2014)! The mystery shopper… read more

Cambs' Neff 5* Master Partner

For many clients looking for a new kitchen quite often the most exciting part is choosing which appliances they’re going to have!  No longer is the choice as limited as it was back in the day (gas or electric, madam?!), now there’s a wealth from which to choose. Yes, cookers (gas, electric are still available… read more

I Want My New Kitchen Design Now…

Once people have made the decision to invest in a new fitted kitchen, they’re usually very keen to get the project underway.  What may seem odd is that we often have to rein potential clients back in so that we can listen and understand their wishes in order to create a design that will both… read more

What The New Kitchen January Sale Advertisements Don’t Tell You….

It’s the time of year when all the well-known home improvement retailers are advertising their sales for kitchens and other home improvements.  Whilst the headline prices they quote look attractive they are designed purely to draw you in before giving the unwary the whole story and final quote for the cost of that kitchen you… read more

Keeping children safe in the kitchen

In the first of two articles designed to offer ideas on how you can keep the more vulnerable members of your family safe in the kitchen, we present some features you may not have thought or be aware of that can reduce the risk and worry of accidents happening.  The first of these looks at… read more

The importance of backs and bottoms in kitchen design!

We were ripping out (a technical term!) a client’s current kitchen recently.  It was designed and installed not so many years ago by one of the most well-known high street retailers with a brand renowned for its quality and great value for money. Having removed many of this retailer’s – and other lower quality ones… read more

A Cambridgeshire-designed fitted kitchen without the Cambridge price tag!

Having had another record month for sales from our fitted kitchen design showroom in St Ives near Cambridge, my brother – and business partner – Bill and I were reviewing where the leads we’re receiving were coming from.  Increasingly, more and more of our sales are coming from in and around Cambridge itself despite the… read more