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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

Being a local retailer means more than opening a shop!

Yes, we design and sell new kitchens to clients – it’s how we make our living – but we have also long-recognised our responsibilities to the communities in which we are involved and want them to thrive and have a sense of coming together. To us, that means more than just where we set up… read more

Expertly designed and installed fitted kitchens for Huntingdon

Nicholas Hythe Kitchen Design Studio is a St Ives’ based national supplier of bespoke-designed, UK manufactured fitted kitchens. Formed by locally-renowned kitchen design expert Bill Halliday who has, during his 25 years’ experience in the kitchen industry, created dream kitchens for 100s of customers in Peterborough, south Lincolnshire and south Leicestershire, the wider region and… read more

Will the government’s relaxation of planning rules really help local fitted kitchen companies like ours?

So the government’s decided to relax planning rules to help boost the economy.  On the face of it, suppliers of new fitted kitchens like us should be welcoming this development.  After all, one of the primary reasons homeowners give for building an extension is to install that brand new kitchen that they’ve always dreamed of…. read more

Is the price the be all and end all when choosing a new kitchen?

If you’re in the market for a new fitted kitchen you can’t have failed to notice the number of retailers advertising their products in their Boxing Day onwards ‘sales’.  And all the advertisements appear to have one thing in common – they’re all selling on a lowest price basis.  Forgive the cynic in me but… read more

Frequently Asked Questions When Buying A New Kitchen

Over the years we’ve been asked many questions by prospective clients trying to ascertain which kitchen supplier they should trust with one of the largest property improvements they’re ever likely to undertake.  So here’s a list of the most popular but if you don’t see the answer to your burning question, please don’t hesitate to… read more

‘Pinterest-ing’ ideas for your new kitchen

Many of the visitors to our new fitted kitchen showroom in St. Ives near Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire arrive with a firm idea of what they’re looking for in their new kitchen – which makes our job of designing it for them relatively easy!  Of course we still review their ideas and input our own expertise… read more

The importance of trust in deciding who to buy your new kitchen from

“To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved” ― George MacDonald (Scottish author and poet) Let’s face it, the kitchen industry doesn’t have the greatest reputation!  People looking to invest in their home are naturally wary of who they’re dealing with and who they can trust to deliver a job well done – Bill,… read more