Meet Charlotte

Charlotte

Working as a painted kitchen designer, guiding clients through the deliberations of colour choice for their new kitchen cupboards and the related  room colours, Fired Earth, Farrow & Ball, Little Green, The Paper Library and Designers Guild became my friends. Through in-depth knowledge of these colour palettes and how they complemented the painted kitchens that I specified and sold, I honed my eye for a timeless Kitchen Cupboard Paint collection, launching to the general publis in 2019.

During my tenure as Sales and Marketing Director for the AIM listed painted Kitchen maker, John Lewis Of Hungerford Plc, I developed and launched a 100+ colour palette specifically for painted kitchen cupboards, and here I established skill for creating unique colour tones for fitted and unfitted kitchen furniture.

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MY UNIQUE KITCHEN DESIGN & SPECIFICATION SERVICE
 

With twenty-five years of experience in the kitchen industry and thousands of kitchen design specifications undertaken, I bring an expert perspective on kitchen cupboards, appliances and kitchen design. I provide kitchen renovation consultations for indoor and outdoor kitchen spaces to homeowners who are in the process of purchasing a new kitchen or reconfiguring their existing room.

 

My kitchen consultation supports each client in their mission to create a distinctive and functional kitchen room. Kitchen makers offer a collection of very similar-looking cupboard styles and, with repetitive sales techniques, are vying for your business. I differ with my more bespoke way of working, providing an enlightened design and specification service to clients looking for a less mainstream aesthetic and exclusive yet cost-effective design service. I shortcut the traditional kitchen showroom sales process by developing a considered kitchen design brief, advising on which cabinet maker will best suit each client's needs and providing a tried and tested resource for all the unique kitchen room components such as handle makers and specialist appliances; oh and the best Kitchen Cupboard Paint too of course!

The benefit for my clients is a detailed kitchen design with a specification suitable for installation with the option of an accompanying materials report and itemised and organised hyperlinked shopping list. The services you can choose for me to provide can be broken down into;

  • Existing room assessment – as-built existing, part-built or an architect's plan.

  • Home Consultation –  getting a clear idea of your style, ViP components, features, textures, and a better understanding of the space.

  • Design Brief – you would respond to my written interpretation of your needs before I start the design work.

  • Design Proposal – scaled design of your new kitchen, supplied as a pdf for print. Both plan and elevation drawings.

  • Project Reports - Palette Proposal, Project Materials, Cost Report & Product Sources for easy project purchases and cost management.

  • Project Management - coordinating trades and logistics for you in your home, or you can manage the renovation yourself.

 

I charge hourly at £50/hour, including VAT. On average, my fees start from £500, including vat. Each proposal is tailored to your property and kitchen needs, with the fee proposal agreed upon in advance.

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PRODUCT RESOURCES

Making your kitchen truly yours and not merely a replication of a kitchen showroom or magazine cover is easy when you source a few bespoke features. Using local makers and specialists means that you can contribute to protecting heritage craft skills and have a unique feature too. My resources introduce you to incredible select makers and products that you may not yet have discovered.

WROUGHT IRON FEATURES

Exclusive and handmade wrought iron components such as island support brackets, pot hangers and cupboard door handles add a distinctive look to your kitchen. Using the beautiful textures and waxed finish as part of an overall renovation palette is perfect for adding complementary features.
Pewsey-based artist blacksmith, Melissa Cole, forges to order from either component designs by Charlotte as part of her design and specification service or unique Melissa Cole designs.

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TEXTILES FOR THE KITCHEN

Finely crafted pieces of functional textile art are vital for a vibrant kitchen space. The Pink House by Rebecca Cole collection champions artisan textile traditions from Europe and Nigeria. Rebecca has taken these traditional textiles and re-imagined them for the interior design market as trims for upholstery and furnishings. Pink House textile products are a perfect way to style your room and introduce the vital softer elements of colour with curtains, blinds and cushions trimmed with limited edition runners or block-printed and hand embroidered trims.

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GLASS SPLASHBACKS AND WALL PANELS

Using an independent company dedicated to creating the highest quality glass panels possible and that specialise in coloured, printed & mirrored glass splashbacks, custom-made for every space will give you peace of mind. Optidek are my preferred supplier for their comprehensive turnkey service.

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CONNECTIONS

Professional decorators locally to you will be able to use Kitchen Cupboard Paint. To date, we have had 100% positive feedback on the application, coverage and ease of use of our special water-based paint from our clients own decorators. Here I introduce connections who love using our paint and to carpenters and fitters who have proved their quality of service through client recommendation.

WILTSHIRE AND SURROUNDING AREAS

Lou and her team are awesome kitchen cupboard painters, ensuring that the preparation is perfect before starting on the primer coat and topcoats is worth every penny. An efficient, conscientious and professional service to ensure all of your requirements are met to a very high standard.

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STONE FLOOR RENOVATIONS

Jonathan Hawkins provides an exemplary repair and maintenance service for all Limestone and Natural stone flooring.

Deep Cleaning, Sealing and Polishing along with all other repairs. Troubleshooting or rework on newly installed and poorly laid floors.

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