A bespoke kitchen is a kitchen that is designed and custom-built specifically to your requirements. Expert craftspeople will adapt and tailor-make kitchen furniture to perfectly suit the size of your kitchen, producing unique, beautifully made units that will look stunning.
With an ordinary fitted kitchen, your kitchen design is restricted by the size of ready-made units, which come in standard widths and heights and may not fit perfectly into your room size. This means that design possibilities are limited, you’ll not be able to make full use of storage space, and can result in the use of unsightly infill panels.
With a bespoke kitchen, you can create one off pieces of furniture, such as an unusually shaped island, or perhaps your own bespoke pantry cupboard laid out exactly as you want it. Working with your ideas, we can create any piece of furniture you would like, from rough sketch through to finished concept.
With that in mind, a bespoke kitchen is of course going to cost more than an ‘off the shelf’ one, but you will get a unique design and handmade units built to your exact specifications, all of which will culminate in an outstandingly beautiful kitchen.
Our luxury kitchen furniture is hand crafted by Stoneham, a British company that combines the skills of artisans with the accuracy of state-of-the-art technology to produce some of the most stunning, high quality kitchens in the business. As soon as you are happy with your design, Stoneham’s skilled craftspeople will make your units that will fit in seamlessly into your kitchen.
How much does a bespoke kitchen cost?
Our projects usually start from £25,000, with a more typical range of £45,000-£75,000 depending on the size and style of the kitchen. As with any kitchen, it is always best to have a clear budget from the beginning so our experienced kitchen designers can create the perfect kitchen within your price range.
As part of our bespoke service, we project manage every aspect of designing and fitting your new kitchen. We can work alongside your builder and architect, or carry out all the necessary building work in house as part of our full service.
Pros and cons of a bespoke kitchen
The biggest advantage of a bespoke kitchen is that it will be exactly what you want. Everything will have been included to your own specifications, giving you a kitchen that’s not only a joy to use but also a joy to be in. Your bespoke kitchen will be unique and entirely to your taste.
An additional advantage is that, when it comes to selling your home, a beautiful bespoke kitchen will add value to your home.
A disadvantage is that there will generally be a longer lead time for bespoke furniture to be manufactured as opposed to off the counter kitchen units – typically 8-12 weeks. It is therefore always good to plan your project well in advance of when you may need it.
On the plus side, once it’s installed, you’ll be delighted with the results, and cooking and entertaining in it will be a joy for many years.
If you would like more information and inspiration for a new bespoke kitchen, click here to request a brochure. We hope that we will soon be able to welcome you back into our Hertfordshire showroom, but in the meantime, check out our Houzz page to see some of the projects we’ve worked on.