The Orchard Kitchen

Inspired Designs / The Orchard Kitchen

Client brief

To design and manufacture a handless kitchen.


The client specified that they desired a large Island to accommodate storage, wine rack and to comfortably seat 3 to 4 adults. Also larder storage and integrated larder fridge and freezer were to be incorporated into the design.

Design Process

An initial on site meeting took place where the clients wish list was outlined. The building was at a very early stage of construction. Once a final layout was agreed, we then liaised with the electricians and plumbers to specify the location of electrical fittings and water pipe locations.

The client requested a 2 tone kitchen with the Island in a darker shade of grey then the main units. At this point we supplied the client with a number of painted samples. Once the colours were selected a quartz was chosen to complement both colours.

To tie the overall design together we decided to surround the larder and oven units with a large frame in the same colour as the island.
To achieve a less cluttered work-surface it was decided to install a Quooker boil water tap which negates the need to have a kettle and flex muddling up the counter top and has the benefit of having instant boiling water for cooking and ready for tea/coffee.

Time frame

We were involved at a very early stage of construction to consult with other trades to help provide a more stream lined build. Installation took 2 weeks.


Handless doors are finished in Calva White with Hardwick white on the Island. Counter top is Silestone Blanco Maple. Quooker Fusion 3 in 1 tap.


Inspired Designs was referred to us by a friend whose family members had used the company for many kitchens and wardrobes over the years. So we decided to meet with Darren from Inspired Designs and take it from there. We never looked back.

We really enjoyed the designing stage of the process. Darren listened to our ideas for our new kitchen and utility and gave his input into what would work and not. He gave informative suggestions from his many years experience and was always able to find a solution for us. It was great to see the plans on paper becoming a reality as our kitchen took shape.

Choose Inspired Designs. Darren and Joe are a pleasure to deal with. They have great ideas and will work with your suggestions. They delivered our kitchen and wardrobes on time. If they said they were coming in a particular day, they did. They made the whole process very stress free and enjoyable. On top of that, Inspired Designs prices were very competitive. We have already given Inspired Designs’s name to a number of people, including some tradesmen who were working on our house. We love our new kitchen as does everyone else who sees it!