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Our studio is located at 29 Springvale Rd, KingsWorthy, Winchester SO23 7ND. (opens Google map)
29 Springvale Rd, KingsWorthy, Winchester SO23 7ND (opens Google map)
We have four kitchen-living display areas.
Our furniture partners are Siematic, Eggersmann, Copatlife and Mobelife and we have samples for products in each of these manufacturers finishes.
We are undergoing a refit at the end of 2022 and into early 2023 so please excuse any disruption as we update our in-house kitchens.
Costs are dependent upon room size and product selection and we have partnered with a wide range of manufacturers to offer you flexibility in both style and price.
A small kitchen with our house brand could start at £25k but there is no limit to the amount you could spend if you are looking for something truly bespoke.
As a guide, many of our kitchens fall into the £45k-£90k bracket, but we enjoy designing to every budget that has realistic investment.
Designing to a clients budget is important to us so we will ask you to let us know how much you want to spend before we begin to design.
If you need help working out a budget take a peep at our Design talk ‘How to budget for your kitchen’
Our key displayed appliance products are from are Wolf, Sub Zero, Gaggenau, Miele, Bora, Liebherr, Siemens, Quooker, Zip and Kaelo.
We partner with other brands such as Falmec, Novy and ABK but simply do not have room to display everything.
Please call us if you are looking for something in particular.
We offer a range of services, some of which carry a design fee which is offset against the purchase of a kitchen (here is a link to our Services page). Do call us if you would like to discuss your requirements with one of our designers.
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We are privileged to have received many awards over the years from a variety of industry bodies.
Its great to see that they not only fall into the design category but service too. (Have a look at our awards page)
It’s rarely too early to get in touch.
In fact most people start looking at the kitchen detail far too late.
We recommend allowing a good 4 months for kitchen re-fits to allow time for exploration, decision making and ordering.
Appliance delays are common-place globally at present and forward -planning will help ensure your oven arrives at the same time as your kitchen!
For new-build or extensions, we encourage conversations with a designer as soon as possible since some decisions regarding use of the internal space may have an impact on the external of the building too; for example the repositioning of a door or moving of a roof light could determine whether you have a kitchen island or not.
Although we are a Hampshire company our clients come from all around the UK and beyond, our furthest installation being currently in Switzerland.
We have designed and installed kitchens in Cardiff, Cornwall, Devon, London, Reading, Surrey, Sussex, Wiltshire and more.
Many of our design conversations can be held via Zoom and mood board ideas shared via Pinterest or other platforms, so as long as our fitters can get to you, we can cover your area.
The Myers Touch Kitchen Design services comprise a comprehensive dialogue to discover exactly what you need from your kitchen-living space; these valuable insights are then expertly translated into delivering an inspirational design which will fulfil these needs.
The journey begins with a Design consultation, usually in our studio, but possibly in your home or new space.
A lot of listening and questioning occurs at this time and we recommend at least 2 hours in order to fully discuss your brief and scope of works.
Before this meeting we will send you a thought-provoking piece of homework; we want you to really consider what will make this new space special to you, and we provide helpful questions to stimulate thought in terms of product, technology, lifestyle and dreams.
By the end of the consultation we have enough information and direction to inspire our designs.
Over the next days and weeks our Design team mull, wrestle and pour their hearts into crafting a design (or sometimes a number of designs) that fulfil the brief.
We build the kitchen on our CAD system and prepare a costing which includes all the key elements involved- cabinetry, appliances, worktops, sinks & taps and installation.
As soon as the designs are completed we meet again for what we call a Design presentation.
This takes place in our well-resourced studio in order that products and samples are on hand for reviewing style, quality and comparability.
Again we recommend a minimum of 2 hours during which we will walk through the progression of the design and help you consider options or variables that will serve you best and create the wow factor you are looking for.
At this meeting we will also run through a breakdown of the costs so that you can see how the designs are on track with your budget.
In some instances you may want more than just a kitchen design.
Perhaps you have recently purchased a home which has been utilised differently than the way you like to live, or maybe you have reached a transitional point and the home now needs to adapt to the change of season.
Occasionally this may involve moving the kitchen to an alternative room, but it may also mean removing internal walls, pinching space from one room to improve another or simply reviewing the flow of the whole of the downstairs area.
Although we do not provide architecture services our Spatial Design service involves a review of the ground floor with the intent of reworking flow and room positions and entrances.
For this service you will receive an on-site review of the existing arrangement and a consultation to understand your brief in full.
We will measure up and take photo shots to capture vital information at the same time as the consultation, and this visit usually lasts around 3 hours.
Once we have all your requirements and information we will begin to rework the space through a series of sketches comprising potential layout adjustments which we discuss with you at a further Design presentation in our studio.
The selected layout will be drawn up on CAD alongside a kitchen design and full quotation.
The Spatial Design service is of enormous value if you are looking to enhance usability, efficiency, use of light, flow and zoning in your home. (link to Design service page)
A Design Consultation is the name we give to the pre-design discovery process.
Put simply it is time given to combine the specific needs and desires you have for your kitchen –living space with our expertise, advice and experience.
We strongly believe a that a kitchen is so much more than the sum of its products.
Within the Design consultation we will consider space and flow; light and ergonomics; aesthetics and ambience.
We may even suggest some homework that will help you solidify your ideas and thoughts.
We will listen to you, challenge you, and get you thinking about your kitchen in ways that you may never have considered before.
All to draw out your very best desires for this important space, and to ensure you get the absolutely best result possible!
Firstly it is great you are aware that knowing a budget is an important part of the design brief.
In fact we don’t like to design without one.
So once we have this information we see it as our responsibility to confirm whether or not we are able to design a kitchen for you within this budget and in line with your kitchen requirements.
If we do not believe we can provide you a solution within your budget we will say so, to avoid wasting your time and ours.
In the majority of cases, costs are open to much flexibility by adjusting finishes, suppliers, or features so it may be we provide you with several options so that you chose to spend on the things that matter to you the most.
Unless you are using our Spatial Design service we typically work off-plan with our clients in the studio or via Zoom.
Our design background means that we’re fully versed in reading plans and understanding the spaces they describe.
If you don’t have plans, we can undertake a site visit to measure for you.
Location and Service option selected will determine whether there is a charge for this visit, however at such time as you place your order with us, we will refund the site visit costs against your order.
In nearly all cases the Design presentation meeting will be at the showroom, irrespective of the initial Design Consultation meeting location, so that the suggested products can be seen and confirmed.
Rest assured that all kitchen installations will undergo a detailed site survey prior to placement of furniture order with the manufacturer.
It’s important to remember that we’re not just designing a kitchen, we’re designing a whole living environment. It’s vital that we find out, through our Discovery Process and Design Consultation, how the whole space works, the challenges it presents, and how we can achieve an aspirational feel.
You are buying a space for family, for friendships and a place to feel secure, not boxes on walls.
We strongly believe that the quality of the installation should match the quality of the design. That is why we employ our own Installations manager who trains and oversees all our sub-contracted fitters so that the quality of the installation remains as high as that of our designs. Many of these sub-contractors have been working for us for years.
Yes. It’s part and parcel of our offering and will always be included in your quotation. We believe the installation should be as excellent as the design, and we don’t leave this to chance.
At this present time lead times are much longer than we have known for several years.
Shortage of chips and delivery delays mean that many manufacturers are struggling to meet the current demand for appliances and we are therefore ordering appliances at the earliest possible opportunity in order to help ensure you have them available at the time your kitchen is installed.
Manufacturing of furniture is currently between 6 and 18 weeks from order, dependant upon the finishes specified.
We are therefore recommending that orders for furniture and appliances are placed 4- 6 months prior to being required.
We highly discourage this, and in the vast majority of circumstances our designs are delivered and installed by our trained installers.
Premium furniture requires a specialist fit and it has been our experience that those who have opted for a self-fit option in the past have regretted their decision.
In addition many manufacturers offer an extended warranty for installation via partners like ourselves.
If you want the best result then make sure that we not only design but install your kitchen too.
We provide a range of possibilities depending upon your requirements and our availability.
Our most popular service is a ‘Dry Fit’ kitchen design & installation in which we do not get involved with electrics or plumbing other than to provide your trades with detailed service drawings and to test the appliances after installation if the 2nd fix plumbing and electrics have been completed.
As an alternative we offer a full kitchen project management service, providing sub contracted trades to complete the whole installation in line with a pre-agreed Schedule of Works.
These works are quoted independently from our kitchen quotation and POA (subject to availability of a Project manager) so please let us know early on if this is your preferred option.