High gloss Rotpunkt kitchen in White & Urban Wild Oak - Beau-Port Kitchens - Medstead, Hampshire/

The rain has stopped – well almost, and the daffodils outside Jane Austen’s house, located close to Beau-Port Kitchens and Interiors, are in full bloom.   It is at this time of year that some of us get the urge to change our environment, even if it is just to have a good clear out and make way for new and exciting things.

What used to be the traditional time for the DIY market to burst into life, many of us are looking at our homes and thinking about ways we can improve our environment.  It is the perfect time of the year for starting work on new projects.  The daylight lasts longer and energy returns as we enjoy the first rays of sunshine after the long and very wet winter.

The increased daylight also draws our attention to all the corners of the house that need maintenance or improvement and although we may not need a new kitchen yet, there may be other areas of the home where we can make a difference.

Simply changing a particular corner of the house such as creating a study area, or encapsulating your wide-screen TV within a new media centre, or thinking about additional storage in your existing kitchen, utility room, bedroom or bathroom can bring positive benefits for all the family.

How often have you stepped into a busy home to see a messy computer corner, used by every member of the family who have nowhere to put all their stuff?  The mess spreads out around the room and there is often no clear boundary around this space to keep it all under control.

Creating practical solutions is part of Beau-Port’s design remit and Mark and Jacob Johnson have been busy designing beautiful fitted furniture specifically for home studies and home offices.  With a growing number of people working full or part-time from home bases, their work space needs to be not only a pleasant area, but also a very practical one with great storage solutions.

Beau-Port has recently installed a home office/study display in the showroom and Mark, Jacob and Clare are also busy putting the finishing touches to a new range of independent pantry furniture that can also be adapted to be used as a linen store and can be tailored to fit any space, with paint colour and handles of your choice to make it totally unique.

It’s not just kitchens that Beau-Port specialises in, they can design and install the perfect storage solution for any area of the home – office, study, bedroom, utility, media rooms and family rooms, creating practical and beautiful new spaces for you to enjoy.  Mark also recently designed a new dining table for a client that complements their new Shaker style kitchen and for another client he designed a neat console table.  Come and visit the Beau-Port showroom and have a chat with Mark, Jacob and Clare about interiors solutions for your home.

Rotpunkt Zerox High Gloss & Grey Wild Oak Kitchen. Medstead, Hampshire.

When Mark and Clare Johnson were looking for a name for their new kitchens and interiors business 15 years ago, the name of a pretty cove in Jersey sprang to mind – Beauport, meaning beautiful place.  They felt it was the most appropriate name for the business as their desire was to create beautiful places for their clients.

Having visited many of their clients and seen a wide range of the kitchens and interiors projects that they have designed and installed, I have seen so many great examples of the beautiful places they have created and the positive changes these new and innovative spaces have made to their client’s lives.

One key thing that comes up again and again when I interview Beau-Port’s clients is that their new kitchens have changed the way they live – for the better.  Often bringing families closer together as they have a beautiful place to spend time in cooking, eating, entertaining or just simply hanging out together.

Rotpunkt Zerox High Gloss & Grey Wild Oak Kitchen. Medstead, Hampshire.

The beautiful curved breakfast bar, created by Wharf Solid Surfaces for Mrs Bowler in Medstead, Hampshire.

With three children, two dogs and a stream of visitors, Jo Bowler’s newly installed Beau-Port kitchen has made a huge difference to her life and she commented that the children now spend so much more time with her in the kitchen, sitting at the curved contemporary breakfast bar chatting to her while she cooks, all eating together there and chilling out in front of the new media centre that Mark also designed and installed, which is located next to the kitchen area.  The family now spends so much more time together and Jo recalls a magical evening recently when even the lengthy power cuts of this winter were another reason to gather the family around her breakfast bar.  “We covered the work surface in candles and it looked so magical.”

When the power came back on Jo was able to then have her LED beaded lights around the bar on again, which she says make her smile and give the room a lovely atmosphere.

Rotpunkt Zerox High Gloss & Grey Wild Oak Kitchen. Medstead, Hampshire.

The kitchen is within an open plan space that Beau-Port Kitchens created a media centre in the same furniture.

Mark Johnson and son Jacob approach kitchen design with great thought given to how the space is going to be used and how it can enhance their client’s lifestyle.  It’s not just about the furniture and appliance, it is about giving the client a special place that they love to be in.  “I really love my kitchen and sometimes I just don’t want to go out and leave it and every time I come back into it, I am amazed at what Mark and his team achieved, it is such a joy spending time in here and it has become the hub of the home.”

StudioLine EH801KU11E freeInduction hob

The ever rising cost of our utility bills means we are all looking for ways to reduce the amount of energy we use.  Selecting the very best, energy-efficient appliances for customers is high on the list of Beau-Port’s priorities.  Mark Johnson and his team are continually looking for the best latest technologies to incorporate into their kitchen designs.

After extensive research across the appliance market, Mark recognised that the intelligent technologies incorporated into the new Siemens studioLine range, would give Beau-Port clients the largest range of energy efficient benefits.  The studioLine hobs include the innovative full surface induction technology, which allows pans to be positioned anywhere on the hob.  This state of the art automatic pan recognition means that only the area of the hob in contact with the pan is heated – perfect for all those odd-shaped, long and rectangular shaped pots and pans to benefit from even heating and saving on energy costs.

The Siemens studioLine hobs displays the exact position, size and shape of each pan immediately upon contact with the hob on the colour TFT touch screen.  The temperature of each pan is controlled separately, giving total and precise control over the hob.

Siemens have thought of everything, including how easy the hob is to keep clean, right down to the magnetic disc controls that are easy to remove for cleaning.

Beau-Port now sells and installs a range of Siemens studioLine products including these intelligent hobs and also the very latest oven technologies featuring 3D hotAir, temperature probes and more – look out for our follow-up blog on these amazing ovens or come and visit the showroom to see the latest cooking innovations!

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