“Stunning kitchen”

We have nearly finished having our house totally renovated (back to brick). We tried a few of the usual well-known hand built kitchen makers but I was not completely comfortable with the designers. My husband had met Colin Nunn more than 25 years ago when Colin worked for Mark Wilkinson and designed a hand built kitchen for a family cottage. I’ve always liked that kitchen’s efficient design and its stood the test of time very well. Thanks to the power of Google, we were able to track down Colin and find that he’s now CEO of the family firm, Cloisters. Cloisters designed and built our large in-frame shaker style kitchen and utility room for us. I’m so glad we found him! Colin is extremely approachable. He was very helpful in liaising with our builder and architect on a difficult, large project. At various times, he had to come on site at short notice to rectify problems caused by other trades (and we’re not local – more than 50 miles away). I always felt that Colin was on my side in the sense that he wanted me to get the best possible result rather than just persuade me down the easy path. In my experience he is very good at listening to what the client wants but if he thinks that something will not work, he offers alternatives, highlighting pros and cons. In the end though, he left the final decision to us, rather than imposing what he thinks will work. It is not a fast process but we’ve learnt that is true about renovation in general and Colin was good at keeping us informed on the timing. Once they’d finished the kitchen and utility room, they moved on to building bathroom furniture for our master bathroom and guest bathroom (very happy with that too) and we’re about to take delivery of our dressing room wardrobes. So yes, we recommend him/Cloisters

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