38 Station Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle, SK8 7AB

As the old saying goes ‘if you’ve got it, flaunt it’.

And there’s no better way to show off a space that is naturally light and airy, than by going dark and bold.

As soon as we started designing the kitchen for this 400-year stone-built cottage, we knew it had to have the wow-factor.  So, in stark contrast to its old exterior, we created a modern kitchen design that was, sleek, stylish and futuristic.

Image of a striking black and white modern handleless kitchen design, featuring clean and minimalistic styling elements.)

As the ultimate statement kitchen, Pronorm’s Y-Line handless range was the obvious choice for this theme.

A handleless kitchen with a difference, the Y-Line incorporates sculpted aluminium handles to open and close, giving additional detail and ease of use that sets it apart from other handleless kitchens on the market.

The central island in light grey is a focal point for the room; however, by attaching it to the wall, we formed an extension of the kitchen area which flows beautifully. The floor to ceiling cabinets in Matt Lacquer Stratus contrast the cabinets and the white Quartz worktop perfectly to give a contemporary, monochrome finish.

Take a look at this quick tour video to appreciate the real impact of this modern kitchen. See for yourself the innovative gadgets the client invested in, such as Pronorm’s utility caddy and the Servo drive automatic door opening with pull-out shelf.


This project was finished with the latest kitchen appliances from Bosch as well as a hot water tap by Quooker, giving it ultimate functionality.

The results were a space that is inviting and easy to spend time in, making it perfect for entertaining.

The icing on the cake? One very happy customer!

Contact Us For Modern Kitchen Design

If you’re interested in a modern kitchen design and would like to see the possibilities of a contemporary, handleless kitchen, please get in touch with our experts!

Whether you have a small or large kitchen, our kitchen designers can come up with creative ideas that can help reimagine your kitchen space.

Simply give us a call on 0161 485 5060 or you can book a showroom appointment online.

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What our customers say ...

  • Thank you so much Joanne for designing and installing our dream kitchen. It's fab!! The service we have received has been professional, reactive, attentive and on time. I couldn't recommend you highly enough.

    gregor maclean Avatar gregor maclean
  • I waited a year before adding a review as I wanted to give it some time before leaving my thoughts. The experience with Joanne was fantastic from start to finish. She listened to our design ideas, offered advice, and delivered a design which was exactly what we were looking for. Joanne made several site visits to ensure everything was measured correctly so there would be no later surprises, and this really paid off as we were able to maximise the space that was available to us. Her installers were first rate - I wish I had them doing the rest of the carpentry on the build. They went above and beyond to ensure we had a quality finish. Joanne sourced the appliances for us at the best rates available and provided us with the contact details of an excellent glass splash-back manufacturer. I highly recommend Appleton Kitchens.

    Nick Avatar Nick
  • Our new kitchen is fantastic, we are really pleased with the quality and design. Jo was great right from our first meeting. We worked through designs and she was really open to making changes and trying ideas. There was no sales pitch or pressure to sign up. The implementation was also impressive, she gave a detailed plan and stuck to it, dealing with issues quickly. We would recommend Appleton kitchens to anyone seeking a high quality kitchen and a no hassle implementation.

    Christine Edge Avatar Christine Edge
  • Excellent responsive service. Not at all pushy and very happy to re-design until customer is happy. Pride and integrity in their work - regular site visits when installation was taking place to ensure the kitchen was meeting requirements and frequent contact / reassurance over any queries. Would definitely recommend.

    Alison Hamer Avatar Alison Hamer
  • Appleton Designer Kitchens were absolutely fantastic during our new kitchen design and installation. The attention to detail and communication with our builder was second to none. They were really flexible and were more than understanding when dates were changed and ceiling heights were altered which required cupboard changes. Joanne project managed expertly. I am extremely happy with the service, the high quality of the kitchen and all appliances. I will recommend her and the team without hesitation.

    andy mort Avatar andy mort
  • Joanne created an amazing bespoke kitchen design that perfectly answered the design brief. Her attention to detail and commitment to delivering the final fitted kitchen was outstanding. When a small part of the design did not "work" quite as expected she found the perfect solution. I have no hesitation in recommending Appleton kitchens.

    Rachel Cuthbert Avatar Rachel Cuthbert

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