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timber framed extension in sheffield

Timber Framed Extension in Sheffield

This timber framed extension in Sheffield has been an absolute joy to work on over the last month or so.

Our team were given a list of requirements, criteria and idea’s from our customer on the overall look which was to be achieved.

From the start our team worked with our customer to deliver a bespoke small timber framed extension.

To accomplish this our team knocked through a large area to the rear of the property and built a timber framed extension to create a truly wonderful, light and vast area for our customer to enjoy with their family.

The result has created a stunning open plan kitchen, dining and living area.  With a beautiful, high quality, traditional fitted kitchen with ample work space and storage, deep coloured practical units, solid wood shelving, white tiles and high gloss work surfaces the overall feel and look of the kitchen is effortlessly stunning and homely.

After working with our expert suppliers we were able to install aluminium folding doors and a feature window which were custom made to our requirements. Together with cedar wood cladding and white rendering our team accomplished an extension which has an overall timeless and elegant feel.

The amount of features that this project has had installed to create this bespoke extension are vast. Not forgetting the smaller details like flooring, internal and external lighting, coving, feature picture rail – all ensure that the new extension is in keeping with the existing house and therefore only adds to the value of the property due to the amount of detail and workmanship undertaken from construction to completion.

As you can see we still have some finer details to undertake but we couldn’t be more happier with the outcome of the work our team have done.

If you would like a free no obligation quotation or would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.

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Kitchen Design Ideas

Kitchen Design Ideas

It can be a daunting task when looking through kitchen design ideas to select the perfect design that meets your needs and that of your family whilst providing the best possible kitchen that suits not only your needs but those that meet the character of your home.

There are many online tools like the Howdens Kitchen Visualiser that can help you visualise how your kitchen will look once it has been installed.

However if you are looking expand and renew a room, several rooms or even an extension – this is where Milestone’s team of experienced designers come into their own.

From the outset our team will discuss all your requirements and needs, consult with existing architect plans or work with a architect to design a kitchen extension to meet your needs.

We will discuss with you what features you require and advise you of any features we feel will enhance and improve the existing concept. Features such as sky lights, folding doors, underfloor heating, bespoke fixtures and fittings, lighting as well as entertainment media systems that can enhance the overall feel of the room.

From there we will work with you to select the best possible kitchen on the market as well as use only the best materials on the market to create your dream kitchen.

We’ve worked on a vast amount of homes over the last 15 years, creating bespoke and intricate kitchen extensions as well as loft and basement conversions.

If you would like a FREE no obligation design consultation in the comfort of your own home by one of our design team please do not hesitate to get in touch.

For more information contact our team today.

Milestone – Consult | Design | Build | WOW

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Howden Kitchens

Howden Kitchens

We have been installing Howden Kitchens throughout Yorkshire for over 15 years with great success and customer satisfaction.

Howden is the UK’s leading and largest manufacturer and supplier of fitted kitchens. With over 50 designs to choose from plus an extensive range of accessories, worktops and appliances we always find that there is a kitchen or accessory to meet our customers needs.

Their door styles include shaker, tongue and groove, integrated handle, slab doors and gloss and matt finishes.

Their cabinets are manufactured in their large factory in Howden and Runcorn and their cabinets come with a 25 year guarantee (excluding frontals) covering defects in the manufacturing process or raw materials.

Over the years we have had great success installing Howden’s kitchens within our customers homes.  They’ve come in various shapes, sizes and colours and all with their own specific detail or requirements. We have found Howden kitchens to be sturdy, robust, well made and have superb customer feedback upon completion of projects.

Obviously we don’t just fit Howden’s kitchens, but we have found that most of the customers request a Howden’s kitchen to be installed.

From the outset our experienced team will consult with you and design you a bespoke kitchen to meet your needs.  Upon approval of said design and quotation we will put in process an agreed start and completion date and get you up and running on our project management system so that at any given time you can see the development of your project.

What Milestone strive to achieve is customer satisfaction, therefore throughout the process we will ensure that you are happy and confident with the progress of your project, after all we need to ensure your new kitchen delivers the all important WOW factor!

If you would like a FREE no obligation design consultation and quotation please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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open plan kitchen in sheffield

Open Plan Kitchen in Sheffield

Our team of experienced craftsmen and women  have been working hard on an open plan kitchen in Sheffield over the last few weeks.

Our customer requested a sleek, modern yet homely open plan kitchen and dining area with integrated appliances and high gloss coloured tiling and work tops. As well as this specification our team installed new french doors to give the room more natural light and to integrate the garden with the home as much as possible.

Together with decoration and furniture the room was finished off with a log burning stove in the chimney breast to give a traditional feel.

We are really proud of the awesome job undertaken by all of our team and the feedback received from our customer.

If you like the look of this open plan kitchen in the Sheffield area and would like a free design consultation contact our team today.

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We Love Our Customers

We Love Our Customers

Quiet simply – We Love Our Customers! We love how they react to our projects upon completion.

Our team always ensure that a project is managed exceptionally well from start to finish.  Even the little aspects that some builders take for granted, like cleaning up each day, communication with the customer as well as completing on time and in budget is why time and time again Milestone customers come back to us.

From the outset we ensure regular communication and our customers vision are accomplished and where necessary add little touches that make the overall finish give the WOW factor.

We’re very unique in the communication field as we operate a project management online portal system which we give our customers access too.  This ensures that our customers can see the progress of their project as well as the budget, comments, notifications etc. This has proven to be highly successful with our customers as they feel they are in control of what is happening at any given time and also gives them the confidence that their project is progressing well throughout.

As well as this fabulous project management portal our customers can be sure that each and every day, the site/your home is left clean and tidy to avoid disruption to your lives as much as possible.

At the end of the day we want to enhance your life by creating a home you can be proud of with minimal disruption.

Still in doubt? Check out our recent video below or get in touch.

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100 Years of Kitchen Development in Sheffield

100 Years of Kitchen Development in Sheffield

Kitchens have gone through a complete development within the last 100 years in Sheffield and around the world.

We have gone from those roaring days of the twenties to almost 100 years later to 2016 and some lucky few have seen this progress first hand.

For the rest of us, the extreme progression from 1920 to 2016 seems almost surreal and most take it for granted that the modern kitchen we see and love today happened overnight.

As previously mentioned it can be said that kitchens throughout the periods have developed drastically, the basic principles have stayed the same but the core function has changed. No longer is a kitchen just for purpose, kitchens of 2016 are now well and truly the heart of the home.

In terms of look, we don’t feel like there would have been much change since 2010, but from the 1920’s style we can definitely see some difference.

100 Years of Kitchen Development in Sheffield

The 1920’s kitchen… sinks were big, floors were tiled and cupboards were all of the same height.

Also as well as what we can see on the outside, the components inside have become far more advanced. With the development of hinges, drawers and lift systems. Kitchens are becoming a hub for new technology.

With all this in our minds, we wonder how  kitchens will look in the next 100 years… Going on the development of the last 100 years we think they could be more advanced.

Although Milestone haven’t been around for 100 years, we still understand, appreciate and strive to build, develop and craft that all important kitchen that meets our customers needs and provides the WOW factor.

As always if you would like a FREE no obligation quotation please ring our team or contact our team via the link below.

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Our kitchens are designed, developed, built and enhance our customers lives right here in Sheffield.

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Kitchen Storage Solutions Tips

Kitchen Storage Solutions Tips

Kitchen Storage Solutions Tips; Keeping a tidy kitchen cannot only make cooking meals at home just a little bit easier, but also a lot more pleasant. Get your kitchen organised, with plenty of good storage space, you might find yourself spending less money on eating out. Here are six kitchen storage ideas that will cut the clutter and create a well organised kitchen where cooking is a pleasure.

Top Row:

Keeping pots, pans and lids together is one of the biggest obstacles to organising your kitchen. If you can install a two-tiered cookware organiser. It helps you store pots and pans while maximising the most out of your cabinet space. Say goodbye to reorganising pots, pans or lids every time you take one off the shelf.

Countertop space is essential to a functional, organised kitchen, and nothing eats up space like small appliances– especially the larger, heavier machines such as mixers or juicers. We say keep them in a cabinet, and if possible seek out a kitchen heavy duty lift system do the heavy lifting for you. When you’re done et the lift system/shelf lower it back into the cabinet, out of sight.

Middle Row:

Although herbs and spices are small, they consume a lot of space inside cabinets. Improve your cooking efficiency with a in cupboard spice rack or pull down shelf from Howdens (as pictured). It’s the easiest way to keep spices organised, stored and close at hand!

Save time searching for scissors or stamps by giving your junk drawer a makeover. If you’re not sure where to begin (a.k.a. having a really messy junk drawer), start by emptying everything out. Once you’ve sorted things you want to keep and things you want to discard, repurpose household items like small food jars or egg cartons as storage for small items. Then divide and conquer by using a tableware drawer organiser to hold anything from batteries to lint rollers. Also to be extra organised label the containers so you know what is in each one at a glance.

Bottom Row:

Finding enough cabinet space in your kitchen can be a never-ending battle. While it’s hard to make new cabinet space magically appear, installing shelves isn’t as difficult. Consider adding floating shelves to your kitchen walls for a stylish way to store everyday items like mixing bowls or crockery. This is also a great project for a chef who loves having cookbooks close at hand.

Noisy baking sheets is a familiar noise in most kitchens. Keep your cookie sheets, drying racks and pizza pans in upright storage with a cabinet tray divider that rolls out. Install a second tray divider specifically for cutting boards, cheese trays or pizza peels.

Spring Clean your Oven

Spring Clean your Oven

Spring clean your oven; Below is a completely safe, natural and effective way to clean your oven — no harsh chemicals and no high-heat auto-cleaning with smoke detector funny business. It takes a little time and some elbow grease, but the payoff is well worth it. Plus, you most likely have everything you need to take on this project already in your cupboards.

If you’ve recently moved into a house or have neglected your oven for some time, then the oven may be coated with a black, sticky grime, burnt on food as well as numerous other residue. It may look as if someone has roasted a dozen whole chickens without using a pan.

Obviously you can call in the big guns which will cost you upward of £55 for a thorough deep clean and if you are on a budget sometimes this is not an option. However if you are like myself and obsessed with cleaning and being house proud this is also not justifiable cost each month.

You can buy extremely harsh chemicals that will eat through any remaining debris, but the fumes are strong enough to singe off your eyebrows. The accompanying dizziness probably isn’t worth it either.

However there is an alternative by cleaning your oven naturally with a little vinegar, baking soda, and good old fashioned elbow grease!

What You Need

  1. Oven (obviously)
  2. Baking soda
  3. Water
  4. Rubber gloves
  5. Damp dish cloth
  6. Plastic or silicone spatula
  7. Spray bottle (use a rinsed out old cleaning spray bottle if you have one)
  8. White vinegar

Instructions

  1.  Remove your oven racks and anything else you have inside the oven.
  2. Make a baking soda paste: In a small bowl, mix a 1/2 cup of baking soda with a few tablespoons of water. Adjust the ratio of both as needed until you have a spreadable paste. For me this took about 3 tablespoons of water to get the desired spreadable consistency.
  3. Put on your gloves for the next part.
  4. Coat your oven: Spread the paste all over the interior surfaces of your oven, steering clear of the heating elements.  The baking soda will turn a brownish colour as you rub it in; it also might be chunkier in some places than others. That is fine. Just try to coat the whole oven to the best of your abilities, paying attention to any particularly greasy areas.
  5. Let it sit overnight: Allow the baking soda mixture to rest for at least 12 hours, or overnight.
  6. Clean your oven racks: Meanwhile, clean your oven racks with are brillo pad (or several dependant on how bad your oven is)
  7. Wipe out the oven after 12 hours or overnight, take a damp dish cloth and wipe out as much of the dried baking soda paste as you can. Use a plastic or silicone spatula to help scrape off the paste as needed. I found that the damp cloth was enough for me, but a spatula might come in handy in those hard-to- reach places.
  8. Spray a little vinegar: Put a little vinegar in a spray bottle and spritz everywhere you still see baking soda residue in your oven. The vinegar will react with the baking soda and gently foam.
  9. Do a final wipe down: Take fresh clean damp cloth and wipe out the remaining foamy vinegar-baking-soda mixture. Repeat until all the baking soda residue is gone. Add more water or vinegar to your cloth as needed while wiping to really get the oven clean and shiny.
  10. Replace the oven racks and anything else you keep in your oven, and you’re done!

Admittedly there is a bit of elbow work that goes into it however there is with any oven cleaning product depending on how dirty your oven is, but this way you will be fume free and it is less harmful to you, your children and pets as well as the environment too.

Happy spring cleaning.

As always, thanks for reading. B x

Are Solid Wood Worktops Worth the Effort

Are Solid Wood Worktops Worth the Effort

Are Solid Wood Worktops Worth the Effort: Kitchens are one of the most important rooms in the home. It is normally the place where the family gathers for special moments together, taking a break from their busy lives. In many homes these days, it’s in the kitchen that most of the activities of the day take place: homework gets done; decisions are made; breakfasts are taken on the run and Masterchef quality meals are prepared. No matter what you do in your kitchen, it’s important that it’s a room you enjoy and make the most of.

One of the most important considerations when you’re planning to re-model your kitchen is your choice of worktops. Today there are a whole host of options to choose from; so much so, that it can often seem confusing. The options range from laminate to granite, to acrylic or resin, to marble and tile, all of which have their advantages and disadvantages. When it comes to solid wood worktops people often ask the question: are they worth the effort?

In order to answer this question, it’s worth looking at the maintenance regime for a granite worktop.

“Granite or solid wood?” is one of the most commonly debated choices when it comes to kitchen worktops and from a maintenance point of view; there isn’t much difference in what’s required. With a granite worktop, like a solid wood worktop, once your worktop has had its initial treatment, ongoing maintenance will involve little more than wiping the surface with a damp cloth and some mild detergent. When it comes to more serious cleaning, granite worktops will typically require a heavy-duty stone and a degreaser to really get to the bottom of the dirt, grease and grime that has built up. Stones and degreasers for granite worktops are widely available and will help get your worktop looking great again relatively quickly.

When a granite worktop becomes stained because of spills and neglect, more drastic action is required and this normally takes the form of a poultice. A poultice is effectively a fine clay cleaning powder that is intended to draw the stain out of the granite. Often, using a poultice will cause the surface of your granite to dull and if this happens, then you’ll need to invest in a marble polish to get the shine back. From time to time, certain granite worktops will need to be sealed or re-sealed. The manufacturer of your worktop will let you know if your granite needs to be sealed or not and if so and will advise you on the best product to use as well as how often the process needs to be repeated.

As with solid wood worktops, it’s important to wipe up spills as soon as possible after they happen and never to sit hot pans or casserole dishes on your granite worktop.

So, when you look at this list of maintenance for a granite worktop, it’s hard to see how people could think that solid wood worktops mightn’t be worth the effort.

When you choose a solid wood worktop, not only do you get a quiet, warm worktop solution, you also get a solution that requires little, if any more maintenance than the likes of granite. Wood is quieter than granite simply because it’s less dense and less hard which means that when you lay something on its surface it absorbs the sound rather than resonating it like the likes of marble or granite will do.

Solid wood is also a warmer option than almost any of the other surfaces on the market. Irrespective of which species, colour or grade of wood you choose, wood has a natural warmth that’s pretty much impossible to beat, no matter where you look in kitchen worktop-land.

When it comes to maintenance, there is a huge similarity of regime between granite and wood, with neither one requiring more than the other. In fact if you keep your wood well sealed, with a high quality, food friendly oil, you’ll find that your need for regular maintenance couldn’t be simpler. Nothing more than a damp cloth and a little detergent will be required.

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