What Others Have Said About The Kitchen Lady

Don't Just Take My Word For It!

Have a look below to see some designs that I have completed and what my lovely clients have said about them.

client photo of cashmere kitchen and green walls

We were recommended Emily by another designer, and we’ve been thrilled with the end result! She really listened to our views in the initial consultation, then was good at making tweaks we wanted along the way. We used her designs and her know-how for placing an order on a kitchen website, which was a skill-set we didn’t possess!! We would highly recommend her to anyone.

Jennifer Rutzler

modern kitchen with wooden doors, concrete floor and big kitchen island

Just a quick note from Serle and I to thank you very much for all your work, enthusiasm, thoughts and drawings. I think you have understood the brief perfectly and your designs are very good. We really appreciate this and the speed with which you have come back to us

Serle & Sarah

A delightful experience from start to finish. Skilled, affordable, and professional, Covey Kitchens* provided a beautiful plan that was perfect for me. I'm planning to use Emily to help with further details as the project proceeds.


(*business name before rebranding as The Kitchen Lady)

CAD picture of green kitchen with wood tops
Real photo of Martin & Betty's kitchen

We moved to our new house in South Somerset in early June 2020. One of our first priorities was to get a new kitchen as the one we inherited was beginning to show its age. We searched wide on the internet and arranged three visits/quotations from a number of companies including HDM. We decided on HDM following a really good home visit from Emily, the designer/consultant, who was very positive about incorporating our suggestions into the overall plan.

This was followed up by a visit to the showroom where Horatiu and Emily explained what was possible and talked us through a number of options and design layouts. Suffice to say we are delighted with the end result and have a new kitchen that is bright, modern and perfect for our house.

The installation was not without its problems all linked to Covid and a challenging supply chain. But HDM worked wonders, overcame every obstacle, kept us informed every step of the way and delivered on time. What more can we say? A super team and a super end product. If you are thinking about a new kitchen we highly recommend HDM.

Our sincere thanks to Horatiu and Emily and, importantly, the installation team of Lwys and Liam who worked hard to ensure everything was done to our satisfaction. Great job guys. Thanks.

Martin & Betty

family kitchen with large kitchen table and pantry

Emily helped us with our kitchen design and ordering for a recent kitchen extension. We could not be happier with her designs and input - we had been to several big retailers for kitchen design and none of them were quite right for our space and family.

Emily’s design worked perfectly for us and she was very patient with the iterations we wanted. She also helped us choose our appliances and put together our order for the kitchen company.

Having Emily’s help with design ultimately saved us money as we were able to use a less expensive kitchen company who did not have an in-house design company. I would recommend Emily whatever your budget and kitchen aspirations are .

Hannah & Charles

Island with banquette seating

Amazing service from Emily, high quality designs and her attention to detail is at a very high standard, with great comunication skills. Quality design work alongside good customer interaction gets results!

I highly recommend Emily to anyone who is looking to have a professional Kitchen Designer that will get you to a next level of kitchen design, creating your dream kitchen.

Horatiu - HDM Kitchens

eco kitchen with veneered ply doors and vented hob

Emily helped me redesign a rather awkward small kitchen, with a limited budget. She developed my ideas with good suggestions, and a lot of patience, and found an excellent maker. So far the reaction has been 'wow' from people seeing it for the first time.


Flat wood effect door in modern kitchen
wood and grey doors around pillar

Emily has given us a kitchen we are very proud to own. We have a very awkward shaped space and we tasked Emily with three main objectives

(1) move the cooker away from the access door from our hallway into the kitchen

(2) stop people having to walk through a utility space in order to get to our dining room and

(3) keep a sensible amount of storage & work surfaces.

Emily spent time pretending to use the space for simple things like making a cup of tea, cooking at the hob, washing up in order to get a feel for the flow of the work space. From this she produced an ambitious plan which we initially felt daunted by, but with Emily's help, decided to go ahead. The exiting part for us was choosing the cabinetry and we were delighted to have the advice of Robert Charles to guide our choice.

Emily project managed the whole work for us - making sure the builder, electrician, plumber, plasterer were all lined up and turned up on time. We were very impressed by all the trades she engaged and they all did their work to a very high standard.

I would recommend Emily to anyone who is thinking about having their kitchen updated - you won't be disappointed.

Una & Pat

green pantry with spice racks

Emily's obvious excitement about my kitchen design fired me up with confidence. She listened carefully to my ideas and inspiration, providing clever additions to the dream, making it all the more perfect.

She unblocked sticking points in my decision making with her usual diplomacy and thoughtfulness. The whole process was a pleasure and I was presented with a plan as practical as it was beautiful. I am delighted and would happily recommend her

Xanthe & Andrew

green bookcase with oak shelves

This dresser holds EVERYTHING! Books, memories, DVDs, art supplies, filing cabinet and knick-knacks. If I'm ever asks where to find something, it's probably here! I love the traditional shelf supports and T&G back panel which make it really homely. And the hand-painted finish makes it easy to touch up knocks and bumps with specialist paint that melds into the existing finish making them practically invisible.


kitchen island with feature range

Absolutely fantastic service from Emily. She took the time to listen to all of my ideas and helped turn them into reality. We now have our dream kitchen and she was a pleasure to work with"


large kitchen with walk in pantry

We approached Emily for help with ideas for our new kitchen. We have a lot of floor space but not much wall space so we had difficulties in deciding on how best to plan our dream kitchen. Emily enthusiastically embraced the challenge and came up with a fantastic design that gives us everything we need as well as creating several focal points. We are really looking forward to implementing when renovation starts.

Sharon & Alastair

As Featured In ...

Somerset Living May 2021

A two page spread about how to design your perfect kitchen that suits you and your family. We discuss islands, flow and colours.

magazine article from Somerset Living

Somerset Living October 2020

A two page spread about a project installed last year into an awkward space. You can read about Una and Pat's kitchen on this blog too.

Magazine article from Somerset Living

Somerset Living June 2019

A two page spread about how the business began and some of my favourite projects that I have worked on.

Somerset Living Kitchen Article

County Gazette June 2019

A page in the paper about how I help you to create the kitchen of your dreams.

Taunton County Gazette Newspaper Article

KBB Review April 2020

Talking about the current trends and business opportunities in Taunton in the Industry magazine

KBB article about Somerset kitchen business

Commendable Mention May 2020

Sketchup Dream Office Design Competition designing a home office with a contemporary feel but grounded with natural materials and light.

Render of dream office for competition

KBB Review May 2020

An article about the Eco Kitchen that has been designed and will be installed Summer 2020.

KBB article about eco kitchens