Furniture door or house door?

Quite often when we are asked to design kitchens there will be an existing cupboard, space or even a new area that needs to have a door on it.  For example a walk in larder.  Often this does not require us to make a cabinet but the customer would like the front to match the…

Internal drawer boxes

As drawers are an essential addition to a kitchen design we wanted to quickly highlight some key features of the ones we tailor-make in our workshop. All our drawer units have wooden interior drawer boxes, each on Blum soft close runners. The boxes are constructed using dovetail joints, which are a wonderful feature to have…

Cabinet knob with backplate

When making handmade kitchens some customers want to make the look more contemporary. An easy way is to put granite worktops on but also the choice of handle or knob is important. Choosing a metal finish rather than a timber finish can bring a kitchen right up to date. This customer in Wimbledon chose a…

Upper Norwood Painted Larder

This substantial bespoke larder has two large pan drawers below two large doors hiding an oak interior with oak shelves and large oak storage rack. We installed the larder and the rest of the kitchen just before Christmas. The customer commented after Christmas that their friends and family admired the kitchen, especially the larder. Indeed…

Oak and aluminium bookcase

Oak and silver

We enjoy working with new materials and have had some fun with Aluminium. When making cabinets often we will have to make them in sections so that they are manageable enough to carry and also due to access problems in people’s houses. We then have the issue of how to join these sections together. Often…

Ecosheet at Ecobuild

We went to the Ecobuild 2010 show at Earls Court last week. It is just around the corner from the office so as we enjoyed going last year we thought we would go again. All our kitchens are made from timber which supplied from sustainable sources and generally considered to be environmentally friendly. However, we…

Freestanding or Fitted

We make both free standing and fitted furniture and like the look of both. The fitted kitchen allows us to maximise the use of the available space especially around the corners which are tricky to utilise properly with free standing units. The usual issue with free standing furniture used in a kitchen is that, if…