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I was chatting to a previous customer the other day. We were laughing.

We were laughing about how our journey together started.

Or should I say, how much longer the beginning of her journey took, than it really should have.

You see, by the time she finally came to me, she knew exactly what type of kitchen design she was after. One that matched her home. She knew she wanted a sleek, modern style, with a handleless finish. She even had a good idea of the appliances.

I sensed a real impatience about getting started. And when I asked her why, it was because she’d already been to one of the big retail park brands, you know the ones.

She said she wasn’t ashamed to admit she was attracted by the juicy discounts they had on offer (with a fast-approaching deadline of course), and a promise of installing ‘the dream kitchen’ in two weeks’ time (with only a few conditions, they added).


She quickly started to feel like she could never get hold of the right person to ask a specific question, and that they were steering her towards a kitchen she didn’t actually want. It almost felt like they were trying to persuade her to take a kitchen that was in stock, rather than what she really wanted.

Independent Vs National Kitchen Retailer

So, we met at our showroom, and had a coffee. She loved looking at all the different luxury kitchens on display. I took her through the process, how we project manage everything from concept to install.

After a couple more chats, she said to me, “Joanne, I’m so relieved and reassured that you’re creating my kitchen. I thought to start with it would be too expensive. Yes, the two original quotes are different, but your prices are complete, open and transparent. No ‘hidden’ extras…..”

“….more than that” she continued, “the quality of your workmanship, customer service and project management from start to finish has meant I have thoroughly enjoyed this process. I finally have my perfect bespoke kitchen that will last me for years to come.”

As an independent kitchen retailer, It’s a story I hear a lot. And my response is simple:

Price is what you pay, value is what you get.

You’ll always be looked after with Appleton. You’ll get the right unique solution for you, that you had in your head from the beginning.

And if you give us a call first, you might just cut out a lot of stress and wasted time!


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What our customers say ...

  • review rating 5  Joanne from Appleton Kitchens completes our kitchen on budget. How ever that want the end of it. She came and checked on said kitchen many times checking the drawers closed properly, the door swans closed properly and all of the units were spotless. I would recommend Joanne and Appleton to anyone. Her attention to detail is unbelievable. 5 stars.

    thumb Steve Tanswell
  • review rating 5  We could not recommend Appleton Designer Kitchens enough, we loved working with Joanne who quickly understood exactly what we wanted from our space and designed the perfect kitchen for us. From start to finish it was a smooth process and Joanne was always on hand to answer any queries we had. The finished result is exactly as planned and we love it. Thank you Joanne.

    thumb Katie Ward
  • review rating 5  This is a great company to work with on projects who produce stunning kitchens. We have dealt with them for a number of years now and we can't recommend them highly enough. Joanne's attention to detail and designs make a huge difference to the whole process and finished product.

    thumb graham finch
  • review rating 5  We couldn't be more thrilled with our new kitchen, which has exceeded our expectations. From the initial consultation with Joanne it was obvious she has good taste, extensive experience and knowledge. She was able to provide useful tips, show alternatives and manage a large project which involved building work. Nothing was too much trouble and her only concern was ensuring we made the right choices. The finished kitchen has the wow factor, it looks great, is functional and a high quality with lots of clever storage options. The kitchen was good value for money and Joanne helped me source top of the range appliances at best prices.

    thumb John R
  • review rating 5  We had a kitchen designed and fitted by Appleton Kitchens Ltd just before Christmas. Joanne was ace, providing different designs, suggesting colour schemes, working with the other trades that we had on site and being there almost every day to check that the installation and any snagging was completed to a high standard. Happy to recommend

    thumb derick barrett
  • review rating 5  On behalf of Step-places, Manchester. We have used Joanne and her team for a number of years on various high specification projects, most recently our development in the heart of Ancoats, Manchester. Her attention to detail, quality of service and high quality products are second to none. We cannot recommend Appleton Kitchens highly enough, we will continue to use them for many years to come.

    thumb Karen Kerr

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Our consultations allow us to get to know one another so we can create a sleek and stylish kitchen that will complete your home. So, if you are based in or around Cheadle, and in search of a German Pro-norm Kitchen that is bespoke to your lifestyle, get in touch.

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Monday to Friday – By appointment only
Saturday 10am – 4pm
Sunday Closed

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