We understand that you might have some questions regarding how we work, what’s involved, and why you should choose Simon Thomas Pirie as your independent kitchen designer for Winchester.
Over the years we’ve been asked plenty of questions, many of which had led onto us designing a stunning handmade or wooden kitchen interior. You can see examples of the most commonly asked queries below, with our answers.
Do you handmake everything at The Courtyard Workshops in Dorset?
Yes, we do. From design through to the eventual end product, everything is kept complete in-house and manufactured by our expert kitchen designers.
Do you fit the kitchens and interiors as well?
Yes, always. It’s important for us to make sure that the initial vision and dream is turned into reality. In fact, the same team of wooden kitchen designers will be the same who come to your property to oversee the final aspects of the project being fitted.
Do you do design and manufacture hand-painted kitchens near Winchester?
Yes, we do. During the design phase, our bespoke luxury kitchen design team will work with you and also offer recommendations on the best colour matches and shades. Those will then be brought to life in our workshop, before being fitted in your home.
Do you supply the appliances?
Yes, we can do. We will work with you on recommendations and make sure that all our wooden kitchen furniture is designed to complement whatever appliance you desire. However, you can buy the appliances from the high street at the same price, it’s up to you – but if we can help, we are more than happy to.
What brand appliances do you recommend?
The brands that we trust and recommend, and the ones which will often complement our design work include, Miele, Gaggeneau, Quooker, Westin Extractors, Wolf, Sub-Zero, Fisher & Pykle, Siemens, Blanco, and Aga.
Do you supply the stove tops and surfaces?
Yes, we do. And those tops will be integrated into the overall design concepts that we agree with you when planning your luxury bespoke kitchen furniture in Winchester. We partner with a number of high-quality stone masons and have great relationship with them.
Do you have a showroom?
Unfortunately, we don’t yet. All of our work is completely unique and no kitchen design will be the same. However, we do have a handful of clients who have said they are happy for new potential clients to visit and view the work we have completed for them. We also have a large portfolio to view online showing photos of our most recent bespoke fitted kitchens.
Can I visit you whilst my kitchen is being designed and made?
Absolutely! We love nothing more than a visit to our Dorset workshop from a client during the build phase. We are committed to producing a final piece that you will love for years to come and believe you will appreciate it even more if you see the hard work and creativity that goes into our production process.
Do you charge for your kitchen design work?
Yes, we do. But the design is included in the overall package price and isn’t a hidden extra or unexpected charge.
Is the initial design consultation free?
Yes, arrange an appointment and come and talk to us. We love having visits and also believe it’s very important for you to meet us face to face and see how our Winchester bespoke luxury kitchens are made.
What is your payment structure?
All of our prices are completely transparent and explained to you in detail during the consultation process. The costs and payments are split as follows:
- 5% design sign off
- 30% deposit on commence of project
- 30% halfway stage
- 30% prior to fitting
- 5% snagging
If you are interested and want to know more or would just us to send you a brochure containing our recent work, please get in touch today.