Everything about Shirley Saxton's home in Norton was lovely, except for its tiny kitchen. It made her feel as cooped-up as the chickens that once occupied the land where her house was built (a former poultry farm).
Shirley and her husband Roger asked Sheffield Kitchen Outlet for help, and their designers didn't chicken out. They created a free-range masterpiece.
Shirley and Roger chose SKO for the job after visiting their Carlisle Street showroom, where they were impressed by the relaxed and friendly atmosphere, as wekk as the range of kitchen styles on display.
Says Shirley: "Our kitchen was far too small, and it was looking tired. We'd thought about knocking through to the dining room next to it, but that seemed too daunting - until we met Keith, the designer at Sheffield Kitchen Outlet. He gave us the confidence to go ahead."
Work began in April this year, and was finished by May. SKO organised the entire project, with Keith overseeing the knocking down of the dividing wall, and a supporting lintel being fitted.
As you can see, the finished kitchen looks lovely - light and airy, with many built-in Neff appliances. There is plenty of storage space, and the black granite work surfaces give a touch of luxury.
"I'm thrilled with the outcome," say Shirley. "Nothing was too much trouble for SKO, and the fitter - Wayne - was fantastic. He coordinated everything, including all plumbing, wiring and plastering."
"We love our new kitchen, and would like to say that Sheffield Kitchen Outlet are a wonderful company to work with."