Kitchen Plans.biz is the home page of kitchen designer
Eugene Stevenson. Born in Huyton Liverpool in1957, he spent
his formative years in the Isle of Man and currently lives in
North Wales with wife Wendy and son Luke.
An electrician by trade Eugene "fell" into fitted
furniture design 29+ years ago and has never looked back (not
this week anyway).
Although fitted furniture design implies bedrooms, bathrooms,
home studies etc this site focuses on his fitted kitchen work.
"All designers have their speciality, kitchens are mine".(contact
the designer firstname.lastname@example.org
Although Eugene works as a freelance designer he also works
extensively with some of North Wales most respected specialist
suppliers and installers of fitted furniture. So, if you need
a suppliers of units as well as a designer, help is at hand
Twenty odd years is a long time to spend designing kitchens
and it hasn't gone unnoticed. A number of top British home improvement
magazines are soon to publish case studies of some of his most
recent work. Some of these kitchens feature in the galleries
shown on this site. The kitchen shown
on the right was the feature of a six page case study in
the October 2004 issue of Kitchen Culture magazine. This same
kitchen has also featured in vol5 of International Smart House
and Kitchen & Bathroom Designer (April 2005). Also in April
2005, Room, Rooms, Rooms magazine did a five page spread on
Before going freelance way back in 1996 Eugene also had occasion
to sit on retailer panels for a number of top manufacturers
inc' Schreiber (pre MFI) and Elizabeth Anne.
These days however
we see him more involved with the design process rather than
product development. Although as he acts as a "beta tester"
for the developer that produces his CAD software you could say
he's still "putting his oar in" given the opportunity. He has also worked as part of a 12 man specialist focus group for the same software house at their Watford based headquarters.
So what does Eugene believe the secret is to successful design?
"At the end of the day there is no single defining
ideal that assures success. However having a genuine interest
in doing the very best you can for the prospective client is
always a good start.
They are potentially spending a lot of money with the company
you represent. If you aren't interested, why should they be.
A client that is willing to open up and share their aspirations
is also a must. After that all you need is a quality product
(The Ultimate Collection), quality software (ArtiCAD pro), the
patience of a saint and a good following wind"