During the past 30 years, the reputation of Mills & Scott has steadily grown; we are considered experts in our field and pride ourselves on the quality of our furniture and good customer service.
Over the pages of our website, we give many reasons for you to choose Mills & Scott to handle your home interiors project - to summarise
However, without doubt the best way to illustrate just how satisfied people have been with Mills & Scott is to let them speak for themselves. Here are some Case Studies of recent projects, or click the link below to read excerpts from letters received from delighted customers, who have taken the trouble to write to us.
Mrs Kate Shorten and her husband Andrew were nearing the completion of an extremely large extension to their two hundred year old manse property in north east Lancashire, when they were recommended by a business acquaintance to visit Mills & Scott.
They had an enormous open space to fill and with Phillip's help were able to "zone" the room into cooking, eating and living areas. The results are stunning and much appreciated by all the family. "My wonderful family kitchen has become the hub of the home, which is just what we wanted; it works perfectly for us all, so much so, that we rarely use any other room" says Mrs Shorten.
The natural reclaimed flag floor, with ground source underfloor heating, was the starting point for the "scheme", and lead to the choice of rustic oak and painted cabinets, in blue grey and stone, with the main worktops in Kashmir White granite; the size of the room allowed for an exceptionally large island as the main food preparation area and Grey Fieldstone Corian brought the colour scheme together.
A feature mantle surrounds the hob area, with an effective tile panel behind, and the Neff ovens housed close-by. The double bowl farmhouse pot sink is accompanied by a Quooker hot tap, and dropped drainer fabricated into the Granite. Casual seating has been created at one end of the island unit, with a more formal dining area to the side, using a matching 12-seater oak table.
When creating a new kitchen, it is more often than not a problem fitting everything required into the design; the opposite challenge arose with Mrs Shorten's project - how to fill space. (In fact more cupboards are soon to be added!). It was definitely a positive problem - all in all, "a job well done"!
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We refurbished Mr & Mrs Brown's kitchen, and study in their traditional Bolton home some 10 years ago, so when they recently decided to extend and remodel their master bedroom and en-suite, and include a dressing area, they knew where to go for advice and ideas.
Phillip assisted in designing the layout of the area prior to the building work, specifying positions of walls, windows, electrics, plumbing, etc., thus ensuring everything was in the correct place to accommodate the fitted furniture, sanitary ware and the all important king size bed.The three rooms, (bedroom, dressing room and bathroom) connect seamlessly and create a perfect retreat, making the most of the open aspect and countryside views.
The furniture in the dressing room, including a pretty dressing table & mirror arrangement, is painted a soft green, and this theme is carried though to the bathroom, which included limestone walls and floor (heated of course) and a wet area for the shower. Twin basins sit on top of "Black Reflections" granite top, with the free standing bath and exposed pipe-work, taking pride of place.
Because of all the storage space in the dressing room, very little furniture was needed in the bedroom; but the chosen drawers and cabinets were made in rustic oak, contrasting beautifully with the color scheme which flows though the rooms. On our recommendation Mrs Brown chose Jacqui Wilkinson of Ashtree Interiors to undertake the finishing touches to the room, choosing silk and porto-waffle for the bedding and headboard, with curtains, voilies & wallpaper from the Villanova Collection.
"The rooms are just perfect", said Mrs Brown, "which is nothing less than I expected from Phillip and his team; we are now deciding on wardrobes for another bedroom, a much less involved project, but certain to be looked after in exactly the same efficient manner".
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