One of the reasons we chose Closa was unlike some companies, the designer came to our house to visit the site and measured up. Some companies wanted us to do the measuring and I didn’t want to make a very expensive error due to inexperience. Silvia visited us at least 3 times over the process and held our hand through the exciting but stressful time of choosing a new kitchen. She listened to our ideas and what we needed and was able to adjust and amend the plans accordingly. She worked well with our foreman who was building walls and moving the doors and windows for the new kitchen. We loved the fact we could adjust details of the units to make the kitchen bespoke for us – especially the clasp cupboard handles. And Closa kindly stored our kitchen for almost 5 months when the building work (inevitably) overran! Closa's recommended fitter, Arron, was a real craftsman and it was a pleasure and awe inspiring to see him work.
The ‘peninsula’ (our name for the breakfast bar) is magic. Our children sit there for breakfast on school mornings while I rush about prepping lunches and the 101 jobs a mum has. In the afternoon, I can relax at the counter over a coffee and a magazine and in the evenings I can cook while someone chats about their day or a child does their homework. We love the discreet fridge and larder – most guests don’t realise what is behind the doors. The Iroko counters are extra wide so that appliances can sit at the back still leaving plenty of work space. The cooker not only looks fab but works like a dream. The finishes, the quality and the space of the kitchen are such that we start entertaining guests while putting finishing touches to the meal and we don’t end up leaving the kitchen. Because it is open plan, I don’t feel alone while cooking and children are much more keen to have a go at baking on their own. My 13 year old son now makes a mean lemon drizzle cake! The kitchen is now the hub of our home.