**CLOSED** Puccini Kitchens 'Dream Kitchen Spectacular' - Farrow & Ball special offer, your dream kitchen conversion, PLUS WIN £100 to spend at Fortnum & Mason!

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LocalEditorMerton Sat 15-Nov-14 08:56:27

"Puccini Kitchens provide kitchen design, supply and installation services. Proudly independent and passionate about service, we can create your dream kitchen space at a more affordable price than you may think. Your amazing space begins in the comfort of your own home with a design consultation to help us perfect your individual specifications from our range of high quality kitchens, worktops and appliances.

Our new SPECIAL OFFER allows you to select from up to £300 of Farrow & Ball paint, a dishwasher or a wine cooler (hello!) FREE with new kitchen orders (t&cs apply). To contact us, book a design consultation or request a brochure, visit our Puccini Kitchens website or email your details to melanie@puccinikitchens.co.uk.

Over the coming weeks we are going to share some fab tips on how to plan and organise your dream kitchen, as well as share some real life testimonials, so you don't just have to take our word for everything!

But that's all we're going to tell you about us right now! After this, we'd like to hear what YOUR dream kitchen would look like. Tell us what you're wishing for on the kitchen front. We look forward to hearing from you....and wish you good luck in our COMPETITION below!

We believe dream kitchens deserve dream ingredients, so we've teamed up with Mumsnet Local SW London sites (Merton, Richmond and Wandsworth) to offer you the chance to WIN £100 to spend at the prestigious Fortnum and Mason. To be in with a chance to WIN, please visit our newly launched Puccini Kitchens Facebook Page, like it, and share the competition post there. It's as simple as that!

(Terms and conditions apply. The competition will close at 11.59pm on 5th December. The winner will be chosen at random and notified the following day.)"

Melanie Huntley
Marketing & PR Manager
Puccini Kitchens
Beckenham
BR3 3JU
0203 507 1937

HaydonWomble Thu 27-Nov-14 13:40:26

We have a galley kitchen which is 7ft X 10ft - it's ridiculously tight for a family to cook in. Without wanting to majorly rebuild the back of the house to get a larger kitchen, what would you say are the remedies to dealing with such a small space?

Kittenpal Fri 28-Nov-14 06:29:37

Giving this a go thanks - what a prize!

Kittenpal Fri 28-Nov-14 06:32:26

My dream Kitchen would be smart and stylish yet able to age gracefully, hardwearing yet reasonably priced with lots of storage space.

PucciniKitchens Wed 03-Dec-14 23:07:42

Hello HaydonWomble! Thanks for your query.

It's true that kitchens come in all shapes and sizes. I asked our team how to maximise the space that you have and this is what they said:

"It depends on where the door and window are, but, assuming you have doors at either end and a window at the side we suggest you have units on both sides. You will have 900mm space in the middle. Although not ideal, it is workable if you are not looking to restructure your home at this stage.

On one side have a fridge/freezer, tall oven housing and microwave housing with drawers below. Also either 3 or 4 800mm wide drawers under the hob.There is room for an infill on either side.

On the other side have a 600mm base with pull-out bins, a dishwasher, a 600mm sink base with 1.5 or single bowl sink, a washing machine and a 500mm wide tall larder pull-out. Where you feel you can, have wall units.

The standard finished height of a kitchen is 2120mm. Consider having taller units finishing at 2300mm. This will give you 900mm high wall units. If you have the ceiling height there are also 285mm or 360mm high units with flap doors that can be fitted above the tall units and wall units".

So, there you have it! With a space like this the key is to have it accurately measured and assessed by a professional so you can be sure what is possible. This should not cost you a penny.

Beforehand it's helpful (and this goes for any kitchen revamp) to spend time thinking about how you currently use the kitchen and how you want to use the kitchen, as this will help the designer create a solution that will work for you.

Hope all this helps. Good luck!

LocalEditorMerton Sun 07-Dec-14 10:23:08

Very pleased to announce that the winner of the @puccinikitchens (http://t.co/1rEnkAIfZD) competition in conjunction with Mumsnet Merton, Richmond and Wandsworth is...one of our local Merton MNetters, Lindsey Clark. Congratulations (sure the prize will come in very handy for Christmas)!

fsmile

PucciniKitchens Sat 13-Dec-14 11:15:37

By the way, HaydonWomble, we just came across some great tips on small kitchen living at thekitchn.com. We think you'll find it useful.PK

HaydonWomble Mon 15-Dec-14 15:16:39

Thanks, PK!

Great ideas - food for thought over Christmas!

PucciniKitchens Tue 16-Dec-14 08:03:24

You're welcome HaydonWomble. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter feeds for more tips and our latest offers. PK

PucciniKitchens Wed 17-Dec-14 22:48:05

You can also find great storage and space saving solutions at aplaceforeverything.co.uk.

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