Amazing in Appledore

Brian and Fiona Tilke

Brian and Fiona Tilke are no strangers to creating grand designs. Having already completed a self-build in Appledore, they wanted to downsize. A neglected 1960’s bungalow came onto the market in the most unique location in Appledore Devon.

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What We Did

Whilst all the building work was underway, Brian and Fiona then set their creative minds to the all-important kitchen design. A central island unit was key to this vision and Fiona loves the colour red and wanted to incorporate this strong colour into ‘her’ kitchen. “I’ve always wanted to use red in my kitchens and friends and family were sceptical,” said Fiona. “But I think the red, when contrasted with the other colours in my kitchen looks amazing.” After their initial consultation, the couple sat down with Ashgrove kitchen designer, Luke. The final design was approved but further enhanced as the space in the kitchen became more fully realised. Tall units were added on the right to make even more use of the wall space adjacent to the utility room. These units not only make a bold statement in Fiona’s favourite colour but are also extremely practical. They incorporate both an oven and a microwave at chest height which makes the appliances so much easier to use - plus, of course, lots and lots of essential storage space. As a contrast to the red, Luke and Fiona decided on a dark grey gloss (anthracite) material to feature within the central island unit and the remaining storage cupboards of the kitchen. Quartz worktops in ‘twinkle white’ further enhance the colour combination and provide a large area for the preparation of food.

Lasting Thoughts

"What we liked about Ashgrove Kitchens and their designer Luke, was their ability to listen” says Fiona. “We tend to get a little excited and throw loads of ideas into the melting pot but their knowledge and experience really helped bring about exactly what we wanted."

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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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