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38 Station Road Cheadle Hulme Cheshire SK8 7AB
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Where do you start?

It’s a fair question, and from layout to finishes touches, there is a lot to consider when embarking on your journey to your dream kitchen.

But, every dream starts with a plan, so first, you’ll need to grab a pen and paper and break it down into manageable steps.

At Appleton, we’re all about doing the hard work for you, so we’ve put together a short and simple guide to help you get started:

Start with what’s in front of you.

Make a list of what you want from your new kitchen design.

Here are a few questions to ask yourself:

  • What do you hate about your current kitchen?
  • What do you love about your current kitchen?
  • Do you have enough storage and worktop space?
  • Do you have the right seating and lighting?
  • Do your kitchen appliances work for you and are they located where you need them?

It doesn’t matter if this list ends up as long as your arm, or you just want something new and fresh, this will form the starting point of your plan.

Decide on a budget

Deciding on a budget is a bit like your shopping list; all the little things will add to your total figure.

It’s important to have an idea of what you think your top-line budget is, this should be something you can comfortably afford (there’s no point in having a luxury kitchen but living on beans!).

We have a wide range of kitchen designs to suit all budgets, all of them high quality and beautiful.

We have a wide range of kitchens to choose from, all of them high quality, incredible value and beautiful too.

When putting this final budget together, here are some things to consider:

  • Any structural/renovation work
  • Your kitchen furniture
  • The appliances
  • The installation
  • Final touches

When you have this estimate, you can work out what you have left to spend on everything else or the things you might need to cut back on if you find yourself over budget.

Choosing a kitchen style.


Image of a nature-inspired kitchen design featuring natural stone and wood elements.


This is the fun part, so enjoy it.

Do you want modern or traditional? Minimalistic or charismatic? Urban or chic? Or no idea?

You can check out the kitchen design ranges on our website for some inspiration, or why not create a Pinterest mood board? Don’t forget to check out our Pinterest page here.

Once we’ve got an idea of the kind of kitchen you’re interested in, we can mock up some realistic CAD drawings of exactly what your kitchen will look like.

This will allow you to make changes and decide on the finer details like colours, splashbacks and accessories.

Last, but by no means least – kitchen appliances


A close-up image of a modern kitchen hob on a white kitchen island.


We work with Bosch, Neff and Siemens, which means we can offer a wide range of kitchen appliances to suit everyone.

We have some ovens and hobs that will blow your mind, but if you’re looking for something both budget-friendly and easy on the eye, we’ve got kitchen appliances for that too.

Let’s Discuss Your Kitchen Design Plan

If this has whet your appetite to get moving on your kitchen design plans in 2021, we are still working from home on designs and projects, so if you’d like to discuss any of the above or something else in detail – give us a shout.

Simply call us on 0161 485 5060 or you can book a design consultation online here.

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What our customers say ...

  • 5 star review  We are in love with our new kitchen. Joanne and her team were great from start to finish. We felt in safe hands. Our kitchen was part of a larger extension project and Joanne worked with our builders to ensure the kitchen installation was delivered on schedule. Communication was quick and helpful throughout the process. We would recommend to anyone.

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  • 5 star review  Joanne and her team were excellent, from our initial consultation with her ,through to the design and installation stages. She is a professional. We had full confidence in her to deliver our small kitchen. She was always available to resolve any queries or issues that we had. We would highly recommend Joanne to project manage your new kitchen to run through the various options , developing and creating your stylish kitchen.

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  • 5 star review  Joanne and team did an excellent job designing, project managing and installing our new kitchen. We knew we were in safe hands when we first met her at her fabulous show room to discuss ideas and designs. She was approachable and realistic and there was no hard sell. Joanne had put 3D designs together and clearly explained the pros and cons of each proposal. Throughout the entire process, she was dedicated to making everything perfect, making multiple visits and she also answered queries promptly. Joanne's attention to detail is exceptional! The customer service level was top notch, fantastic, we love our new kitchen and highly recommend Joanne and this company to family and friends. The whole experience was easy, and Joanne is a pleasure to deal with! Thanks again :)

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  • 5 star review  Incredible professional service, Joanne went through everything that was needed to make the project a pleasure The kitchen design is excellent with some really great features that make all the difference. The fitting from start to finish was spot on with Joanne visiting at every stage of the build . So pleased with the whole experience from start to finish, Joanne was recommended to me and I would not hesitate to recommend her myself. Jack Walkey

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  • 5 star review  Joanne from Appleton Kitchens helped us by designing an amazing kitchen with which we are delighted. She was very helpful and has unbelievable attention to detail. She was at hand to help from the moment of design to having the whole kitchen fitted. I have never seen such excellent customer service.

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  • 5 star review  I don't usually write reviews however this company is worth a write up. Appleton Kitchens was recommend to me by a friend. However I did go to multiple kitchen companies to make the comparison. With regards to quality and cost there was no where else that compared. You won’t get a pushy sales pitch, any queries were answered promptly. Joanne made multiple visits to my property to ensure the measurements were spot on during the build. Again during the kitchen installation she was on site to make sure everything was there and on track. What was key for me is you get a "Service" which was exactly was I was after. I am so pleased with my kitchen!

    thumb Jenni Postlethwaite

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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.

Opening Times

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

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