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Having a Bespoke Kitchen Made

By: Chris Hogan MSc - Updated: 23 Jun 2010 | comments*Discuss
 
Bespoke Kitchen Handmade Kitchens

There's no denying that a bespoke kitchen will be more expensive than one that comes from a local DIY store but the difference in quality and longevity could persuade you to take the plunge.

The real advantage is that you will get access to top notch kitchen designers who will tease out of you a picture of how you and your family want to use the kitchen, then make it fit you rather than the other way around.

Top Kitchen Design and Total Care Throughout

The bespoke kitchen process usually begins with a visit from a designer to have that initial conversation with you, which should ensure that the kitchen design really fits your needs.

Depending on the size of the kitchen, and other rooms downstairs, you might be looking for a pure cooking kitchen, or you may want it to do duty as a family room and dining space as well. These demands will govern the type of kitchen furniture to be installed and influence the kitchen design immensely.

Most bespoke kitchen companies will also take care of the low level building works, carpentry, plumbing and electrical work so that you can get it all done through one principal supplier. Many of them will also take care of the flooring and other decorative elements too. This makes the whole handmade kitchen experience easier for you because they will project manage those services and you can deal with one company who have overall responsibility for delivering your custom made kitchen.

Custom Made Kitchen Options

There are some items that you simply cannot get from an off-the-shelf that a bespoke kitchen can deliver. For example, custom cupboard units can be made to hold electric cooking gadgets so that they are permanently plugged in and ready for use in seconds, yet out of sight when not in use. Dining furniture can be custom made to match your handmade kitchen furniture too.

Older Properties Relish Handmade Kitchens

Handmade kitchens really come into their own in older properties, where the walls may not be straight and corners nowhere near right angles. If the kitchen is being custom made to fit the room, then those elements can be straightened out by professional carpenters. A bespoke kitchen company may even be able to come up with custom made kitchen furniture that can make good use of difficult alcoves and other niches.

If you do get an off-the-shelf kitchen when you have a house like this then you will need remedial work to make it fit into your awkward spaces, and you may have to pay craftsmen to do it all. This can bring the overall price of the kitchen up into the region of a bespoke kitchen in any case, so it may well be worth getting quotes from some bespoke kitchen companies before deciding which route to go down.

Bespoke Kitchens Should Deliver Quality for a Lifetime

If you have the money to use a bespoke kitchen company then it is worth serious consideration. Truly dramatic kitchen furniture can be made which will give you a custom made kitchen that you can be really proud of. And if you intend to stay in the property for decades, then it should last with you instead of having to be renewed every so often, so it could work out cheaper in the long run.

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