So many of our Beau-Port clients mention Mark’s attention to detail including Janet Oldham, who had a beautiful Shaker style kitchen installed and was thrilled with the higher worktops that Mark designed into the kitchen, to suit Janet and her husband’s heights. A detail like this can make all the difference to how we use our kitchens and even feel after spending time preparing for meals. A curved unit was also included into the design to give a more spacious and softer look and to also free up some space for Janet’s chair by the French doors looking out onto their garden. As Janet Oldham said: “Other kitchen companies we looked at presented very standard designs, but Beau-Port created a very individual design for us.” You could say it was ‘tailor-made’ for the Oldhams.
Clare spent time with another client helping her to select the right kind of chopping boards to fit neatly into a special storage place in the kitchen, while Mark came up with the ideal solution for a mobile laundry basket that has saved the same client endless trips up and down the stairs with armfuls of laundry and given her a means to move the family’s laundry ‘mountain’ effortlessly from A to B. Mark also helped this client to make the most of the dramatic and beautiful views from their kitchen, simply by reconfiguring the layout of their dining table.
Mark certainly has an artist’s eye for balance of form and colour and uses this when helping clients to select the right colour tones and lighting to complement the space. Lighting is another key detail that Beau-Port incorporates so well into so many of the kitchen designs, with concealed lighting under the counters and ‘floating’ shelves and when the main overhead LED lights are off, these secondary lights creates a really cosy atmosphere.
Many of our Beau-Port clients are commenting that they are now spending much more time in their kitchens, rather than sitting in front of their TV’s all evening, making for a more sociable and companionable lifestyle. Amazing what powerful changes attention to detail can make!