We moved into our self build home at the end of June 2015. Just after we bought the plot of land in early 2014 we met with our future neighbours & we were bowled over by their 'wow' kitchen, & that is how we were introduced to Diane. When we met Diane we were still designing the house & our brief to Diane was a ground floor centred around a 'wow' kitchen. She produced sketches & met with us & our architect to design the layout. Diane did not stop at the ground floor but also helped with the layout on the remainder of the house. Diane helped us with design ideas, material choices, material & furniture suppliers for the whole house. This took considerable time & effort. Diane not only gave us an amazing kitchen, which everyone comments on, but also played a major role in helping us to design & build our dream home. Diane & her team are experts in design, not limited to kitchens. Tom & Rachel Morris
At our initial meeting with Diane Berry, we made it clear that for us, whatever else it might be, the kitchen was a practical work space. Yes of course, we wanted a kitchen that looked great as well as being a place we could both eat and relax. But these things must, we emphasised, not come at the expense of what we saw as the kitchen’s primary functions: somewhere food was prepared and cooked. Additionally, as we didn’t have space for a separate utility room, the kitchen also had to be the place we could do our laundry. Prior to approaching Diane Berry Kitchens, we had met with a number of other kitchen companies in the Manchester area. However, none of them seemed to properly understand our brief. In one particular case we were urged to forget kitchen functionality and go simply for what was described as the ‘wow’ factor. By contrast, Diane understood our requirements from the start; and after a few meetings with her, the design of the kitchen began to take shape. The outcome is a kitchen that is both practical and beautiful. It is a room we enjoy spending time in. We can honestly say that there is nothing in the kitchen we don’t like, or that doesn’t work for us in the way we’d hoped. Of the things we like, however, the following especially stand out. The ‘utility cupboard’ is certainly pretty special. What from the outside looks like a double-door kitchen cupboard, once opened reveals a space into which one can walk, with a washing machine and a tumble dryer on one side, and on the other, a microwave oven and shelving for various household products. It is a very neat and clever piece of design. The island, which mimics the shape of the kitchen, has an almost two metre run of unbroken work-top on one side, providing a very easy to use work area; while on the other side of the island is an oak breakfast bar that gives the kitchen a really warm feel. One of the other things we really love about the kitchen is that it is so easy to keep tidy and clean. There is a place for everything, but the kitchen doesn’t look at all crammed with cabinets and has a really spacious feel; while the glass doors on the cabinets, the glass splash-back, as well as the induction hob not only look amazing, they make cleaning very easy. Everyone who sees our kitchen is impressed and it continues to impress us. We are more than happy with it. Indeed, the kitchen has exceeded all our expectations. Many thanks Mike and Carol
We searched for a design team to work on our kitchen extension, Diane Berry was the 3rd kitchen designer that we spoke to, after speaking to Diane we stopped searching. Her professionalism and experience in the field was in a different league to the other designers we had encountered. Diane looked over our extension plans and helped us redesign the outlay to fully encompass all that we desired within our budget. Even giving advice on other areas of our extension plans. Any obstacle that they encountered was resolved quickly and professionally. Her team were exceptional as was their workmanship and completed the project on time. Without Diane and her team we wouldn't have the kitchen and living space that we so love today. A very friendly yet professional company, would recommend Diane Berry kitchens without any hesitation.
Diane designed and fitted a new kitchen for us in 2014 which has more than met our expectations. She has real vision on how to create modern living space and we benefitted immensely from her expertise. The kitchen was fitted with minimum fuss and members of the team were very professional at all times. We have no hesitation in highly recommending Diane Berry Kitchens.
Hi Diane & John Just a note to express our sincere thanks for everything you have done regarding our new kitchen. This is the second kitchen you have designed for us this time surpassing the first which we thought would of been a tough call. However from the moment we approached you our needs and requirements where understood and translated into a perfect environment that we love. You even manage to know what we needed or didn’t and guided us towards the best possible outcome. I don’t think we are the easiest clients as both Mark and I agree on very little and with a grown up son also stating his opinions the individual requirements and expectations seemed impossible and difficult to re-produce however you exceed all our demands and expectations. The individuality of our kitchen is demonstrated in the unique granite and appliances that you installed especially the hot water tap and the sparkling / filter water supply. You have also saved me from the toast crumbs that I despised giving a solution to an everyday nuisance. Once installed you even managed to teach us how to get the best from our new appliances when we attended a cookery demonstration at your show rooms. Your attention to detail is enviable although it is your after sales service that has left us with the feeling of having made the best decision with regard to engaging your service. Should we ever require another kitchen we will have no hesitation is asking you to design and supply. Hope you are all well. Best regards Mark & Diane
We first learned about Diane Berry Kitchens through a feature in Lancashire Life magazine but never thought that we would be able to afford one of her innovative designs. Now thanks to Diane’s vision, knowledge and expertise together with the work of her excellent team we have our dream kitchen. Having had an architect draw up plans for a kitchen extension, we visited numerous kitchen showrooms in search of a design that would meet our requirements – more accessible storage, additional work surfaces, a dining area and a utility space – all within a specified budget. Disappointed by the ideas suggested we visited Diane’s very stylish showroom and she immediately identified why we were having difficulty finding a design for the space available. Within 24 hours she had produced a revised design that both we and our architect recognised to be superior, so our search for a kitchen was over. In order to understand our requirements and wishes Diane spent time talking to us about our lifestyle. She then patiently guided us through the process of choosing all the units, appliances, worktops, and other items; she really does have an encyclopaedic knowledge of the vast range of products available. Diane appreciated that we had a specific budget and was able to advise us on items where it was worth spending more, such as the Miele larder fridge and freezer, but then she also suggested areas where savings could be made. Once the building work started, Carl made regular visits to check that the builders’ work accurately matched the plans; this ensured that there were no problems with the kitchen installation. John kept us well informed about when items or fitters were arriving and Ian then did a first class job carefully fitting our lovely new kitchen. All Diane’s team share her high standards and like her were quick to identify any imperfections in the products supplied, these were then promptly rectified. Thanks to Diane and everyone at Diane Berry Kitchens we now have a stunning, stylish yet practical kitchen where it is a pleasure to spend time and where it is a delight to prepare meals, we cannot recommend them highly enough. Tony and Lisa
the words in the card say To Diane and the team Thank you for providing us with a fabulous bar. Its been an absolute pleasure working with you and your team Mary & Allan