Our story began in 2004 in a small workshop in Hampshire. That’s where our team of talented furniture makers first turned their hand to kitchens. Since then, we’ve never looked back.
Our handbuilt in-frame shaker kitchens have earned us a reputation for quality. They’ve been featured in well-known publications, such as Homes & Gardens and Living Etc. The demand for our kitchens has enabled us to grow our workshop and open a London studio.
However, quality remains our number one priority. As a team of master craftspeople, we take great pride in our work. It’s our love of the material and the process that give our kitchens their charm.
Sharing our handmade products with clients who appreciate the time and attention to detail that goes into our work is a real pleasure. Our service covers much of the South East, including London, Surrey, West Sussex, Hampshire and Kent.
You’ll notice that all our kitchens feature our hallmark framed design. A group known as the shakers introduced this iconic construction technique over three hundred years ago. It has since become a symbol of modest style and exceptional quality — just like our beautiful handmade kitchens. This simple detail imbues all our interiors with timeless elegance and subtle charm. However, within our wonderful collection, you’ll find several ranges, each with its own unique identity.
Our classic shaker kitchen collection is our purest kitchen range. There simply isn’t a space our classic designs won’t look beautiful in.
Allow the elegance and quality of our furniture to do the talking. Our handleless shaker range is modern and sophisticated.
Drawing on classic elements such as intricate cock beading and complex door mouldings, our traditional range is brimming with character.
Just like top chefs need the finest produce for their dishes, we require the finest materials to create our kitchens. The quality of the wood used in our kitchens is fundamental to their strength, beauty and exquisite feel. Hence, we take the time to source the best materials and components possible. For us, there’s simply no substitute for superior materials and skilled craftsmanship.
Cabinet & Carcass
Our carcasses are made entirely from highly durable oak or walnut veneered poplar plywood for unrivalled strength. We coat every one with a protective lacquer to enhance its longevity.
We use hardwood timber to build our solid bottom drawers. Dovetail joints secure the front and back while Blum soft close runners ensure every drawer functions seamlessly.
Our 28mm doors are extraordinarily sturdy. We use durable maple to construct the rails and stiles. However, we can also source different woods for special projects.
We achieve a pristine, long-lasting finish by assembling and painting each cabinet by hand. High-quality Little Greene paints imbue every piece with timeless style.
Sustainability: Our Values
Our beautiful furniture depends on a precious resource — timber. The last thing we want is to waste or use this natural product recklessly. That’s why we ensure every piece that leaves our workshop is built to last. Instead of oil-based paints, we use low VOC water-based formulations, which benefit your health as well as the environment. We want to do everything we can to make sure your Higham kitchen is your ‘forever’ kitchen, unless, of course, you move house.
All the timber used in our kitchens is ethically sourced as per its FSC or PEFC certification. We ensure none of this precious product goes to waste. We use the offcuts to heat our workshop and donate the sawdust to a local farmer. Our sustainability efforts extend to our workshop. When kitting out our space, we invested in energy-saving LED lighting. We’re also pretty hot on general recycling, both at our workshop and design studio.