The portland Design Team

We recognise the importance of having a professional in-house design team to successfully design and deliver world-class kitchens to our clients.  That is why we have a full-time professional kitchen designer as part of our vibrant team working at our offices in Reading.

Our in-house designer Holly has over 7 years experience working as a professional kitchen designer, with an impressive interior and furniture design background before that. She is a dedicated, creative, and customer-focused Kitchen Designer, that works to bring Portland kitchens to life.

Design Led

All Portland projects are design led.  Starting with a pre-design consultation process, Holly will ensure that the space works for your lifestyle using effective design to make the best use of space for the best value possible.  Portland are proud of the seamless design process which delivers projects on time and on budget.

“When the Portland kitchen designer took my plan, it was immediately apparent that she had years of experience in kitchen design. She gave constructive guidance on the layout and could blend looks and functionally well. The result is a kitchen that is very workable and looks balanced.”


What's your style?

The beauty of redesigning your kitchen is that it can look and feel just how you want it to, with an endless variety of kitchen ideas, colours, materials and finishes to choose from. Before you pick out your kitchen units you might want to think about kitchen colour schemes and what will work together. While neutral and monochromatic colours for kitchen units are popular, adding contrasting colours and textures with accents such as a tiled or mirrored kitchen splashback will immediately lift the mood of your space. Kitchen flooring offers countless ideas to play with – terracotta tiles add warmth, lino is great for adding hard-wearing smoothness to uneven floors, and you can’t beat a wooden floorboard underfoot for a country kitchen feel.

Make it your own

Any kitchen can be luxurious – whether compact or spacious, you can have the kitchen you want that also fits everything you need. Small kitchens benefit from vertical storage solutions, so ensure your kitchen cabinets and units maximise the floor-to-ceiling space. 

If you have room, a kitchen island can work as both a style statement and an extra worktop and storage. Open plan kitchen ideas create the illusion of space throughout the whole house, and a kitchen extension is one of the best ways to add both floorspace and value to your home. 


For your worksurfaces, granite worktops continue to be the most popular kitchen ideas for luxury kitchens, but why not consider Corian or even wooden worktops for a beautiful finishing touch. Even everyday items like kitchen sinks can be a feature in themselves if you choose a piece in a finish that stands out – just look at the rustic charm a Belfast sink adds to a kitchen. Finally, think about the overall kitchen colour scheme and add finishing touches with kitchen accessories such as coloured textiles and utensils to complete your kitchen design. 

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