I cannot recommend Liquid Space Design highly enough.
Nick & I had been to a couple of other kitchen designers before we met with Richard, we found them lacking in knowledge and far more interested in securing our business by paying a deposit than helping us with our project. It was all fairly disheartening! Then Richard came over one afternoon, he came to us so he could see the space we had to work with which really helped. We quickly came up with a plan with ideas we had and things we hadn't thought possible that Richard suggested.
A couple of days later we had the drawings back and we loved the layout. Every aspect is considered with Richard he is very meticulous and shortly after we made all our decisions the building work began. A few short weeks later we are now enjoying an absolutely stunning kitchen that has revolutionised how we live and gets many admiring comments from friends. Every element is well crafted and beautiful to look at.
So a big thank you to Richard for designing and overseeing the installation process! Nothing was too much trouble for him or any of his team.
Claire & Nick, Oxford
Using Liquid Space Design was the least stressful way of obtaining a dream kitchen we could ever have imagined!
From the very first meeting Richard understood us and what we might be looking for in a new kitchen. His plan and initial ideas on materials and colours were spot on, reducing the decision making process enormously. And where decisions were needed (generally only one at a time, as and when required) his experience, knowledge and guidance were invaluable. It was his careful management of the whole project, particularly his attention to detail, that made the whole process so painless and trouble-free. The installer and sub-contractors all played their part in that too; we always knew who was doing what and when. And the final kitchen, in both looks and function, is just wonderful. We love it!
Susan and Peter Williams, Abingdon
We approached Richard Stone after seeing what a superb job he had done in a friend's house. After calling to see us and discussing many ideas, we knew we would be able to rely on him to produce a design for our kitchen and utility room that would be modern, practical and striking. He was extremely patient and listened to all our concerns, giving us excellent advice at all times. It was evident that Richard was very experienced in kitchen design. We were impressed with his rapport with the German manufacturers, so were confident that the units would arrive on time. He ensured that the installation was carried out by a skilled fitter and the result is perfect. We would have no hesitation in recommending Liquid Space Design to anyone who wants to update their kitchen.
Mr & Mrs U, Oxford
Thank you so much for our superb kitchen. Without any changes to the building, the space has been transformed from a dated, dark, badly planned area, to one which is bright, airy, has acres of workspace, is easy to keep clean and is such an original design it really has got the wow factor.
I had been to several companies looking for a kitchen and found designers lazy and designs boring. However, I knew immediately I could have confidence in your ideas and execution. You understood exactly what I was after and the whole process, from planning, decision making, through to the finish has been professional, creative, prompt and smooth. The budget was adhered to exactly, the work was completed on time with the minimum disruption, and the team were always punctual, clean, helpful and a pleasure to have around. Any changes that needed to be made were dealt with straight away and with no difficulty - even persuading the Germans to remake a couple of doors specially! The whole experience has been a pleasure and I have no qualms about recommending you and in fact have done to anyone who will listen to me going on about how amazing it has all been!
Mrs Lichfield, Aylesbury
After visiting the usual High Street companies for our new kitchen we always felt that we were not getting what we wanted and there always seemed to be a sense of compromise. The pricing always looked OK but the quality and finish just seemed to miss the spot. So as a sanity check we contacted Richard at Liquid Design to see how much a “bespoke” kitchen would be and if there really was any difference. I honestly thought it would be out of our budget and that we would not see a difference. How wrong I (we) were.
From the first meeting at our house it was clear that Richard was passionate about kitchens and how we, as the customer, use our kitchen and what our aims were.
We have ended up with a completely different kitchen than we originally had in mind and that has been down to the fact we have been allowed to really question what we wanted and use Richard as a sounding board and trust me Richard will not shy away from telling you if he thinks you are wrong and to be fair he is normally right.
So the bottom line… have we ended up with a better kitchen, without doubt. Is the quality of the kitchen better, no question. Did we have to compromise, no. Did we pay more than the High Street, yes we did however not as much as you might think. Was it worth it, 100% yes. Would we use Richard again, absolutely.
Andrew and Claire. Forest Hill, Oxford
When we moved into our new home we knew the kitchen could be something really special and the centre of family life. After using Liquid Space Design in our previous home and being overwhelmed by the amazing results we had no hesitation in asking Richard for his expertise again.
From design to final completion the process was smooth and almost faultless. Nothing was too much and corrections were made when required. Even the appearance of an unforseen steel girder was not a problem and the design altered to accommodate the issue without taking away from the overall effect.
We are constantly having comments on our beautiful, practical and family kitchen. It is the centre of family life and we cannot recommend Richard and his team highly enough. From start to finish a quality personal service.
Emma & Ben, Wendlebury, Oxon
I contacted Liquid Space Design after seeing an advertisement in the press. At the time, I had expected to buy my kitchen from one of the mainstream nationwide mass market outlets, but was put off by negative reviews posted on line in relation to most of them. I emailed Richard Stone speculatively, and immediately learned that he is very responsive, flexible and customer-focussed. For all that, though, he never engages in any kind of pressure selling. We are very happy indeed with our new kitchen and its design, but above and beyond that, I would particularly recommend LSD to anyone looking for a new kitchen in the context building work on the house. I can’t think how we would have managed without the collaboration of someone thoroughly well versed in the world of kitchens and builders, who knows how these things work and what can go wrong (so that pitfalls or scheduling problems can be spotted in advance and where possible avoided). LSD’s extensive knowledge of their business and their ability to help navigate through the project and dove-tail with the builder were essential and I don’t know what we would have done without them. I would recommend them unreservedly to anyone looking for a modern kitchen.
Mrs Anne Marie Dickinson, Oxford
Our new kitchen was planned seamlessly from beginning to end and Richard and Leon worked so well together - a great team and all plans went like clockwork.
Sharon and Michael F, Oxford.
We have been very impressed with Richard’s attention to detail, which has resulted in a kitchen that met our expectations. The follow up service has also been of a very high standard, both in terms of maintaining contact and taking action swiftly.
Mr & Mrs S of Abingdon.
It took us nearly a year to find a kitchen company that we believed we could work with that would listen to what we wanted and not what they wanted to design. Thankfully you did the kitchen for some friends and we were fortunate to be invited to dinner one evening and were amazed at the beautiful kitchen you had finished only weeks earlier. Our own kitchen project is also now complete and we are over the moon with the end result. On time and on budget has also been an added bonus!
Thank you for listening and giving us your invaluable advice which clearly comes from years in the industry, the end result is everything we had dreamed of and we have already passed your name onto other friends who are currently beginning a similar project in Thame.
Susan and Rodger M, North Oxford.
You have just completed the kitchen and utility room in our new home in North Oxford. Can I just say this has been an absolute pleasure and we have already received numerous compliments from friends that say it is the best kitchen that any of them have seen! Some statement! Many are envious that they did not find you themselves when doing their own kitchens and we are so pleased a previous client mentioned your name to me at the school gates. Please feel free to use the photographs you took on your website and feel free to let any future clients see the end result which is above and beyond our initial expectations from visiting your competition in North Oxford.
You were right when you said that Rempp furniture is the best solution for both overall quality and especially bespoke veneer doors.
We have passed your number onto friends all in the process of building work. Thank you and please pop in when passing.
We will be back in touch in August to look at the kitchen in the cottage.
Mrs J Jones (North Oxford) 2016
I would whole-heartedly recommend Richard Stone/Liquid Space Design to anyone considering having a new high-quality new fitted kitchen, and who values personal service and advice. Richard's many years' of experience with leading German manufacturers is evident right from planning to execution and beyond. He will take all your requirements into account, and explain how they might affect the total cost. He is an experienced kitchen planner – very different from a scantily trained person who has never visited your home, working on a computer. Richard gets to know his clients through several extensive home visits. He is realistic, clear and open about pricing and schedules, and delivers on both. No query is too small for Richard's immediate response – his attention to detail and in answering clients' concerns is exceptional. He will think of design aspects that would probably not have occurred to you until too late. His fitter is similarly reliable and pleasant to work with, and after the kitchen is finished they are equally willing to answer queries and solve any issues. I am delighted with my beautiful new kitchen, and would be happy to show it off to anyone trying to make
up their mind.
Alison L, Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Delighted with my new kitchen from Liquid Space Design - excellent design for a small, difficult space in a 300 year old cottage. Practical solutions, using every inch of space - and looks beautiful.Personal and professional service from start to finish. I would have no hesitation in recommending them.
Dianne D, Stanton St John
Our architect recommended Liquid Space Design to us as we wanted a high quality kitchen that we could enjoy as a family. A new kitchen was part of the total renovation of our new house, which gave Richard the extra challenge of working with our builders. We were delighted in every way with the results. Richard spent a lot of time with us and with the architect, discussing all the options and providing excellent advice on design and practical issues. He was extremely flexible and worked around last minute changes to our builder's schedule. We are delighted with the result and the kitchen is the centre of our new home.
Mr & Mrs S of Hinksey Hill, Oxford
Many thanks for all your help with our wonderful new kitchen that was completed in October 2011. It was a considerable project with remodelling of almost half the downstairs of our home and fitting in with our timescales. We were exceptionally pleased with the service you have provided from start to finish. From our first meeting I had confidence you would do a great job. The process was smooth from the initial design concept which was far exceeding our expectations having had many other 'designs' from the usual well known large scale companies. It gave us everything our growing family needs and we get many comments from friends and family that the results are lovely. The high quality finish is immaculate and I am so pleased we found your company as I don't think we would have ended up with such a standard otherwise. The combination of needing to remodel the exisiting utility room was taken on easily by your team and there were no issues that were to big to consider. The execution was exemplary and we were so pleased it could be done whilst we were away so that our little 6 month baby did not have to be exposed to all that mess. Every query was answered promptly and professionally. The team onsite when I met them were efficient, punctual and friendly. Even when an accidental damage occurred to an appliance requiring replacement it was no hassle at all which was so refreshing. It has transformed our pokey kitchen into a beautiful centre piece of the house that is a pleasure to cook and socialise in. The rest of our renovations have a lot to live up to! I cannot recommend your services highly enough.
Emma and Ben Vincent, Forest Hill, Oxford
We wanted the WOW! Factor and boy did we get it! Not only was the process enjoyable but the layout design and time taken by Richard to get it right was on another level to the other companies who we initially asked to design and quote! When we then found the price to be some 25% less than the other company we had reduced our final decision down to the decision was made for us. We saved a small fortune! Everything went smoothly and unlike the other rooms in the house the kitchen was delivered as promised on time and we are amazed at the reaction we receive from family and friends, we now wish we had asked Richard to do the study and bathrooms.
Richard, anyone can visit our kitchen as we cannot sing your companies praises highly enough! Many thanks for making the most important room of the house such a wonderful space.
Mr and Mrs B, Westbury
We found Richard Stone after having a difficult time with our original choice of installation company who proved unresponsive, and who were not listening to what we were asking for. We had no such problems with Richard. He listened carefully to what we wanted installed in our kitchen, and what design would look the most stylish in our new extension, but at the same time work practically with a busy family. Richard was able to come up with creative ideas. He was always extremely responsive and reliable both during and after installation. His experience in this area was evident and always helpful. His attention to detail was phenomenal. I now have a beautiful but extremely practical kitchen, which everyone that sees it, thinks is amazing. I have no hesitation in recommending Richard Stone, and have already done so to numerous friends.
I went to four separate companies with what I believed was a decent budget of £20,000 to do my new kitchen, they were unhelpful, didn’t listen to my requirements and when finally they bothered to produce lazy designs and layouts they quoted well over £30,000. On recommendation of a friend who had recently had a kitchen installed by Liquid Space Design I phoned and asked for a design and quotation. I was initially reticent of you not having a showroom but the process in the end was no different other than you listened to my needs and performed on time with no fuss. Just as importantly you finished the project for a shade under my original budget. Thank you for a very pleasurable experience and when I do the two bathrooms next year I now only have one phone call to make.
Mrs B of North Oxford
We have now been using the kitchen for six months and we wish we had done the extension earlier! The new space has improved so many facets of family life. Liquid Space Design took control of the whole project even installing a new heating system throughout the house including under floor heating. We now spend all our time as a family in the new kitchen and living space and I can only commend Richard for his time in getting not only the design 100% right but also the use of different materials as the stainless steel sink run is a revolution! Please feel free to send any potential clients along to see us as we will sing your praises from the rooftops.
Mr & Mrs M of Summertown, North Oxford
Developing houses in the present climate can be a logistical nightmare. On a recommendation from a friend at the golf club I asked Richard to quote for three houses I was building. The quality of furniture was excellent, he also supplied the appliances and stone worktops and installed them totally hassle free leaving me time to deal with the snagging of the properties. The kitchens quite simply sold the properties and I now know in future where to go for high quality, hassle free great value kitchens. I wish I had found you earlier and would have asked you to do the bathrooms and study. I won’t make the same mistake on my subsequent builds.
Mr D from Boars Hill
Our architect advised us to call Richard at Liquid Space Design. We had received a number of quotations from local kitchen companies but found them unhelpful, pushy and very expensive. Richard was the opposite, he worked with us to get the design and feel of the new kitchen right, the pleasant surprise was then the price that was substantially less than the other people we had asked to quote from Oxford. The new kitchen was delivered exactly as promised and my wife could not be happier! We have given your name now to numerous friends that are looking to do similar work in 2012. Thank you Richard.
Mr and Mrs M from Hinksey
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Richard. We love the new kitchen and please thank the guys for being such a delight during the installation, the whole process has actually been enjoyable and you know how fraught I was after our experience with the last company in the previous house!
Mrs J Handkammer of Beaconsfield
I have been building one off homes for just over 20 years and wish I had known of Liquid Space Design years ago. My architect introduced me to Richard and we hit it off immediately! Richard understands the pressures and technical problems associated with the building game and did exactly what I wanted on time and on budget, a rarity these days!
Mr M from Brackley
Richard is a joy to work with. He is patient and extremely knowledgeable, advising, guiding and gently steering you in the right direction to achieve the kitchen of your dreams. No pushy sales talk and nothing is too much trouble. Leon and the rest of the team were a delight to have on site. Thank you Liquid Space Design for my wonderful new kitchen.
Helen (North Oxfordshire)
Richard has been a pleasure to work with and nothing is too much trouble. He helped create the kitchen I had always wanted and his knowledge and understanding of kitchen design and appliances, means that he can recommend the best options to take to personalize the kitchen for you.
We visited a number of other places, high street and private before going to Richard and realized that he was the one to help achieve our dream. I would recommend Liquid Space Design in a heartbeat and will certainly keep in touch with Richard for his design expertise in the future.
Sara Gauld, Wendlebury.
While most people find having their kitchen fitted, quite stressful, we had quite a different experience! Having Richard do our kitchen was an amazing, carefree experience. He put so much more into the project than just designing our kitchen. He came and had a feel for the space, gave ideas and shared experience on things I would not have thought of until they were fixed and annoying- like the position of the bins! Richard makes it a priority to get to know you and the others living in your house so that the kitchen works for you.
I particularly liked the way he was involved in every process, making sure he was there to oversee it being fitted, checking in via emails and always happy to talk day or night. I could go on and on, can’t wait for my next project to get Richard in the next kitchen!
Matt Spearman, Cumnor Hill
We visited a number of kitchen showrooms in and around Thame and it quickly became apparent that Liquid Space Design were the company that would achieve our dream kitchen. We were right and are delighted with the finished result that was completed on time and with little fuss. We have already recommended Richard and his team to friends who are in the process of carrying out similar works.
Austin Naylor, Long Crendon
Liquid Space Design went “the extra mile” to really understand how we wanted to use the kitchen as a living space; applying that depth of focus to the design phase was key in producing a final outcome that surpassed all of our expectations, which has translated into an amazing space to live in. We couldn't recommend Liquid Space Design more highly.
Alison Spencer, Fringford.
From the first time we met Richard we felt very confident in his abilities. He was the only person from the several Companies that we contacted who came to look at the kitchen space to get a 'feel' of the room. He came up with great ideas that we hadn't considered & was endlessly patient with my constant queries! We were kept informed all the way through the order process & everything arrived exactly as promised. Leon & Richard were a pleasure to work with whilst they fitted the kitchen & the Corian worktops were fitted superbly by Joel. We really couldn't have asked for anything better &, at a price of less than half of one of the other quotes we received for a comparable product, it has to be said that we are delighted & would recommend Liquid Space Design with no hesitation whatsoever.
Lynne Billington, Blewbury, Oxon.
You absolutely get what you pay for - and more... Richard and his team helped us to navigate through the numerous options/complexities whilst designing our new kitchen. He made the whole process enjoyable and satisfying as we got a dynamic new kitchen space that is definitely the centrepiece of our home. I couldn’t recommend Liquid Space Design more highly.
Lawrence S, North Oxford
Richard is a joy to work with. He is patient and extremely knowledgeable; advising, guiding and gently steering you in the right direction to achieve the kitchen of your dreams. No pushy sales talk and nothing is too much trouble. Thank you Liquid Space Design for my wonderful new kitchen.
We recently commissioned Liquid Space Design Ltd to design and install a new kitchen in our new home in Oxford. We are delighted with the end outcome and cannot recommend Richard and his team highly enough. Superb end result on time and on budget and fully deserving of 5 stars.
Rose Silvester, North Oxford.