The Benchmarx Kitchens ‘Kid-chen’ Designer Competition

‘This is a paid partnership with Benchmarx Kitchens and Joinery’

I posted over on my Instagram feed yesterday about our impending house renovation.

I’ve not written about it much over here, as yet, as I didn’t want to tempt fate; but earlier in the year, we got the news that we’d been hoping for.

We received full planning — and listed building consent — on the work we want to do, to take our wonky little home and turn it into the dream space that a modern family, like ours, needs.

To say I’m excited would be an understatement!!

All the months of visualising how it’s going to look — and pinning over on my Pinterest boards — has really paid off.

The conservation officer could really get a feel, for the look that we want to achieve, and was in agreement that the changes will benefit our 17th century home in the long-run.

So now we’re on to the good bit. Choosing the kitchen and flooring, fixtures and fittings.

But whilst I’ve been busy, planning my dream kitchen, Bertie and Cosmo have had an opportunity to plan their own!

Cosmo creating his entry for the Benchmarx Kitchen and Joinery 'kid-chen' competition
Cosmo creating his entry for the Benchmarx Kitchen and Joinery ‘kid-chen’ competition

The Benchmarx Kitchens ‘Kid-chen’ Designer Competition

Benchmarx Kitchens are currently searching for a ‘Kid-chen’ Designer which is a fab opportunity for kids, aged between 4 and 11 years old,  to create the kitchen of their dreams.

It could include anything from a hot chocolate tap or a concealed tunnel behind the washing machine — leading to another room — to a ‘pick and mix’ cupboard… the only limit on this dream kitchen is their imaginations!

The winning designer will be ‘paid’ in £500 worth of family days out and — if that wasn’t enough — the lucky kid-chen’ designer will also see their kitchen vision brought to life, as Benchmarx Kitchens will create an actual life-size version, to be enjoyed by the winner and their friends!!

Bertie creating his entry for the Benchmarx Kitchen and Joinery 'kid-chen' competition
‘kid-chen’ designer in the making?

Grown Up Kitchens

In real life — when they’re not making children’s drawings come to life —Benchmarx Kitchens and Joinery is a trade-only supplier of quality kitchens with 180 branches across the UK.

Their in-house design teams are usually creating dream ‘grown-up’ kitchens!

With a huge range of designs; everything from the latest ‘True Handleless’ designs through to solid oak cabinetry, so there is something to suit every taste.

And if you’re planning a bit more than just a kitchen like us, Benchmarx are perfect, as they supply everything from bi-fold doors, to Velux windows, staircases, flooring and interior doors.

They’ve even added a collection of lighting to the range too, so they’re a real ‘one-stop’ shop for all things house.

Shark Heads and Secret Tunnels

The boys have blown me away with their creativity with this ‘Kid-chen’ designer competition!

Whilst my kitchen plans are based around what colour units I want — and debating on handle finishes and taps — they’ve been busily drawing amazing  kitchens that make mine look a bit — erm — boring in comparison!

Bertie’s  dream kitchen is castle shaped and has a couple of stuffed shark heads on the walls. It features cupboards with flashing lights, complete with a sweetie tap and an ice-cream machine.

And Cosmo’s kitchen is like something out of James Bond; it has a ladder that leads up to a secret hideout, then a slide to get you back down to the bottom, landing in a ball pool.

Proud as punch with his entry!

But how can your little one get involved?

Simply visit to download an entry form. Then print off the PDF and let your budding Picassos draw on the form directly.

Or children can draw on another piece of paper and it can be photographed or scanned to drop it into the form digitally.

The entry form can then be emailed to

And remember! The closing date is Sunday 14th July at 11.59pm.

Good luck!!

This is a paid post with Benchmarx Kitchen and Joinery but all thoughts, words and images — as ever — are entirely my own.

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