A Family Affair in Exeter

Sara & Simon

Sara & Simon live on the outskirts of Exeter. They had a very small 1960’s kitchen and growing up with a young family they wanted a bigger space so the children could take part in the cooking. The original kitchen has been moved into the dining room. The property has been extended to create an open plan living space. They were recommended to Ashgrove by a friend who is an interior designer and has worked with Ashgrove both in bedrooms and kitchens. Sara had an idea for the design and what she wanted was something that didn’t feel like a kitchen when they weren’t using it. Step up designer Luke to the challenge!


What We Did

Sara wanted a wood veneer finish on her cabinets which she struggled to find in regular high street kitchen company. The doors on the kitchen are flat slab doors finished with a real oak veneer. The worktop is quartz. The design incorporates a work bar, two Siemens single ovens, a wine cooler and Fisher and Paykel fridge freezer. Sara chose not to go for a larder in the traditional sense of a double doored larder just because she preferred having the symmetry of two shelved cupboards either side of the oven units. We included a ‘Le Mans’ corner which can hold up to 25 kilos. At the front of the bar are wall depth cupboards underneath the bar which actually just look like panelled slabs but there are additional storage cupboards.

Lasting Thoughts

"When I was referred to Ashgrove it was refreshing to hear that they were a local firm within Devon with local builders and for the most part all their stock on site. It was tough because we were in the midst of the pandemic. They should be lauded for being able to achieve this through a really difficult time. I wasn’t just going for something standard like a shaker kitchen in beautiful sage green but we got there and I am really, really happy with it. I haven’t met anybody yet that has walked into it and not really loved the way it has all fitted together."

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Your service could not have been improved. Thank you for our superb kitchen and fully meeting our expectations!

April 2021
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We are delighted with Ashgrove's work. They were unfailingly helpful and thoughtful throughout. The standard of workmanship was outstanding. Many thanks.

April 2021
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From start to finish a great experience - especially compared to friends stories of other companies! The design was brilliant - the fitters tidy, efficient, skilful and reliable. We felt perfectly safe leaving our house in your hands to a week. Thank you

April 2021
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An outstanding service from beginning to end. A high quality kitchen which meets our needs and exceeds our expectations. Grateful thanks to all the team.

Mrs Saunders August 2020
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Everyone pleasant and helpful. No need to improve just keep up the good work

March 2020
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We had no hesitation in returning to the company and the experience, second time around, was even better. Peter was accessible, helpful and full of good design suggestions. We would confidently recommend Ashgrove to anyone considering the installation of a new kitchen.

David & Fiona February 2020
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We are really delighted with our new kitchen. Ashgrove went above and beyond with not only producing our dream kitchen, but with their exceptional and attentive customer service.

August 2019
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Top quality units and workmanship, efficiently fitted and well managed throughout. I would highly recommend Ashgrove.

November 2019
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Really Enjoyed working with Ashgrove Kitchens. Peter Barber was great, the installation guys were great too anhd we have a lovely kitchen!

December 2018
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The kitchen & island form the centre piece of our farmhouse renovation. Built & fitted beautifully into a very old kitchen with irregular shapes! Excellent customer service - thank you.

March 2018
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Perfect job done. Ashgrove undersood what I was hoping to achieve and from then everything went like clockwork!

October 2018
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Just a note to thank you ALL for our superb kitchen. It has transformed the room and made life so much easier - Christmas was a joy. A very pleasant and efficient team.

December 2018
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It has been such a pleasant, smooth process. I can't think of anything to improve. Thanks for making this part of a complete house renovation the easiest and most relaxed part. Thank you for your help, patience and ideas!

August 2018
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All staff polite, professional and went the extra mile. I am delighted with my new kitchens and would not hesitate in recommending Ashgrove Kitchens.

July 2018
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Work is always of the highest level - all staff are friendly and considerate - after sales service is second to none.

March 2017
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