Most people rush into print to review a product or service immediately after receiving it or on completion of the job. We like to live with the new thing in our life for a little while so that once the novelty has worn off you can make a true assessment of its impact on your life. This is the reason it has taken eighteen months to get round to writing this review.
Our existing kitchen was twenty years old and we had rehashed the layout twice and decided that it was time to replace it. We wanted one company to undertake all works and control the project from start to finish. We had a rough plan of the layout we wanted which included removing the stud wall between kitchen and dining room, we also wanted to reuse our existing large double door fridge-freezer as it was relatively new. We went to Wye Valley Kitchen Studios and met Richard who was welcoming and extremely knowledgeable of the range of units and appliances that he had on offer. Using our layout as a base he made recommendations as to what could and could not be achieved continually stressing that the kitchen was a work area and should be designed around its day to day use but at the same time be an area that was pleasant to be in. Nothing was too much trouble we changed the design several times to remain within our budget with Richard helping and advising.
The work started on time and the rip out was done with the minimum of mess and inconvenience. Richard kept us informed at all times what trades would be on site and when they would arrive and how long they would be there. The workforce were all friendly and helpful minor changes requested were carried out without any hassle. The cabinets were installed and the worktops templated and apart from a minor snag with the worktop all work was completed on the day we were told it would be. The final job was the decorating and again this was completed on time with the minimum of mess and inconvenience.
On completion we were very happy with the layout the usability and look of the whole project. Eighteen months down the line we are still absolutely delighted with our kitchen it still looks brand new and it has been admired by all our friends. One of the outstanding features is the island and the cloud extraction system above it, the work surface appears to be almost indestructible and will tolerate pans directly from the oven without any problems.
The final seal of approval is that my wife says everyday “I love this kitchen and all the appliances” a happy wife means a happy life.
Finally I can honestly say I would recommend Richard to anyone who is thinking of replacing their kitchen.
We had our kitchen refitted by Wye Valley kitchens in 2018 and the job they did was fantastic!
It was not a simple job for them. We were having 2 rooms knocked into 1 large kitchen/dinner and in an old farm house nothing was straight including the floor level, but this did not prevent us getting an amazing bespoke kitchen to an excellent quality finish.
There is nothing Richard doesn’t know about the products and has an exceptional eye for details and instinctively knows what will work. From the initial design he created for us, to the fitting of the units, his knowledge and skill was evident, personally overseeing everything.
We made multiple changes and requests all of which were accommodated with ease and a smile, meaning we got the exact kitchen we wanted and that works for us, down to the last door knob and light switch.
We’ve now been living with our finished kitchen for over a year and there is nothing I would change or regret. It is simply perfect.
I would recommend these guys in a heart beat. They are friendly, approachable, skilled and knowledgeable with fantastic quality products – what more could you want!