Interior Designer Lucy Dickinson first walked through the doors of Burlanes Sevenoaks back in 2014, and worked with our Sevenoaks design team to transform an unused bedroom in her beautiful family home, into a practical, hardworking home office space. A little over 6 years later (with the home office still as beautiful as ever!!), Lucy commissioned us to design, handmake and install her new family kitchen and dining room.
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Meet the team: Ryan Burns - Burlanes CAD Technician
Both Burlanes design studios have an experienced and passionate team of designers and CAD technicians to bring your dreams to life. Ryan works alongside Helen at Burlanes Chelmsford, and is responsible for creating working drawings of your furniture project for manufacture.
3 Burlanes side return extensions to give you inspiration
If you are embarking on a kitchen renovation and are considering a side return extension, take a look at our top 5 side return extensions for inspiration for your project.
Kitchen Layouts: all the pros and cons
Choosing a layout is one of the most important decisions you will make in your kitchen design journey, and should be carefully considered to ensure your final choice works well for you, your family and your home. With worktops, storage solutions, appliances, dining areas, making the most of the space and ensuring the overall design matches your vision, there is so much to think about!
Our guide to kitchen islands - how big should they be?
A very popular design element to most new kitchens, a kitchen island is a very desirable feature creating additional worktop space, storage and seating. An island is also a great way of making use of redundant space in a large room, or increasing the functionality of a smaller kitchen.
The kitchen island is probably something we get asked about most, so we have rounded up some of our most frequently asked questions.
Considering a laundry room but not sure where to start? Read our top tips.
Also known as the utility room, the humble laundry room is growing in popularity, and often go hand-in-hand with a kitchen renovation. Are you considering a laundry room in your home? We have had a chat with Martin Bepey, Burlanes Sevenoaks' Studio Manager, about the growth in demand for a laundry room, and he has shared his top tips on things to consider when designing the space...
A luxury master bedroom & en-suite in Essex
The brief for this master bedroom in this family home in the Essex countryside was to create a peaceful haven; a room to relax and rest well in, that was un-cluttered and hotel like.
Your dream kitchen design: colour & finish
We are often asked what the rules are that should be followed when choosing the colour and finishings of a kitchen during the design process, and our answer is always the same: the only rule is to ignore trends and go with what you love! No two homes are the same, and no two kitchens should be either. Trends come and go, and what you see on Instagram or Pinterest may not be what you truly want, so always go with your heart to ensure your kitchen will still be perfect for you in years to come.
We have put together a few of our favourite ways to mix colours and texture in the kitchen...
The Blue Wellsdown Galley Kitchen
We are so pleased to be back out on the road again photographing our clients' wonderful homes and their bespoke Burlanes furniture, and we kicked it off with the Blue Wellsdown Galley Kitchen in Chelmsford.
The owners purchased the beautiful townhouse a little over 18 months ago and have undertaken a huge renovation project, including a side return kitchen extension to the rear of the property.
Curves in the Wellsdown kitchen project in Sevenoaks
Traditionally, kitchen cabinets have always been angular and square, however in recent years, curves in the kitchen have become a more desired design, for both aesthetics and as a space saving technique.
The Wellsdown project in Sevenoaks was designed with a curved kitchen island to allow for a better flow around the room.
We cannot recommend the Burlanes team enough; they just knew what we needed and got it so right.Amelia Tate - Corringham, Essex