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45+ cool kitchen design companies we trust

Thinking of a redesign? From classic Shaker styles to sleek contemporary cabinets, these kitchen design companies across the Muddy counties know just what they're doing.

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BEDFORDSHIRE

RS Kitchens, Bedford

If you’re looking for a cool urban kitchen or something sleek and elegant (choices, choices), head to this Bedfordshire design studio. It works with some of the industry’s top suppliers and will advise on colours and textures, and incorporating your own ideas, to create a moodboard for your new kitchen. Plus, the company will help you to maximise that all-important space, thanks to natty storage solutions.

Box Interiors, Shefford

This family-run business doesn’t only design and fit kitchens, but bedrooms, bathrooms, office spaces and other design features too (I feel a whole house makeover coming on…). Visit the showroom to discuss your preferred style, finishes and budget, then the team will come to your home to measure up and assess the space for lighting, appliances, flooring and advise on whether any building work is required. You’ll get a free CAD design and quote to check you’re happy before the work goes ahead.

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BERKSHIRE

John Lewis of Hungerford, Hungerford

John Lewis of Hungerford green kitchen with wooden work tops and open shelving

A name synonymous with quality in build and design, John Lewis of Hungerford (nothing to do with JL & Partners) has been building stunning handcrafted kitchens for 50 years, so it’s fair to say it knows its onions. The business started with a much-loved OG studio on Park Street in Hungerford and over five decades has expanded to 13 showrooms, plus a techy virtual studio too. Each kitchen is bespoke, using design wizardry to eke out every inch of useable space. This is dream kitchen territory – modern, shaker, traditional, with hidden pantries, pet stations or bars – but comes with the price tag to match.

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BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

Huckleberry, Chilterns

Huckleberry believes that we should ‘buy once, and buy well’. To this end, it crafts well-made furniture with an eye to long-lasting style inspired by classical architecture and historic cabinetry, particularly Victorian kitchens and Georgian sculleries. It also creates moveable units so it doesn’t all have to be fitted. Think your favourite Stately pile and its divine kitchen furniture that’s lasted centuries — brought to life in your own home. Very fitting, m’lady.

MPG Kitchens, Chesham

All entirely handcrafted in its Buckinghamshire workshop, MPG Kitchens produces stunning, completely unique designs. The company doesn’t do ready-made showrooms: it responds to your individual space, needs, and style, and crafts a kitchen to meet them. We love this cut-out-the-middle-man approach, and it allows a real focus on individuality.

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CAMBRIDGESHIRE

Kitchen Culture, St Neots

This family-run business prides itself on offering the personal touch that you wouldn’t get from a big chain. Simon, the owner, isn’t just the name you’ll see on the invoice at the end of your project. He’ll be there from first enquiry until the last cabinet is fitted, so you won’t be explaining your vision over and over to different tradespeople. It’s all about the first class service: if you’re fed up of sending complaint emails, this is the company for you.

Inspired Kitchens Cambridge, Hastlingfield

Not just planning a kitchen redesign, but going big with an entire kitchen extension? Then this Haslingfield-based kitchen company could make the process a breeze (well, as smooth as these things can ever be), because it works in partnership with architects and planning negotiators, the Ely Planning Company. So: you can sit back and scroll through inspiring pictures of modern, contemporary and shaker-style kitchens over a cuppa while someone else deals with all the planning applications. Just how we like it.

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CORNWALL

Now Kitchens, Helston

Darren and Christine have been advising Cornish residents and holiday home owners for more than 12 years from their base in Helston. A NEFF & Siemens 5* Master Partner, Now Kitchens works with you right from the off (or, from your architect’s plans), completing as much or as little of the project as you need within your budget and specifications. From the semi-bespoke pre-built units from British made Masterclass Kitchens, through to the finishing touches, be they specialist worktops and splashbacks or statement lighting and flooring.

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DERBYSHIRE

Vivid Kitchens, Belper

Led by experienced designer Richard Hewitt, who studied at the prestigious Sheffield Institute of Arts, Vivid Kitchens specialises in British-made, luxury kitchens. Whether you’re a Masterchef-contestant-in-the-making or just love throwing a party, Vivid’s team will guide you through the design process, and help you make those crucial decisions about the flow and features of your new space. Plus, you’ll get an innovative virtual tour to help you visualise the heart of your home before you commit – handy if you’re not sure where to fit the wine cooler…

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DEVON

Yealm Kitchens, Newton Ferrers

Can’t decide whether to go modern or contemporary? It’s a tricky one! Head to Yealm Kitchens, which makes everything bespoke on site (nothing off the shelf here) from traditional to modern, and Fusion Kitchens which happily marries old and new. It’s all handmade and painted to your exact spec, with a two-storey showroom for inspo and a workshop where you can see your dream kitchen coming together. We’ll have the sliding Shaker-style larder in duck egg blue, please!

Exeter Kitchen Store, Marsh Barton

If you’re on a budget, or need a kitchen in a hurry, but still want high-end style and craftsmanship, here’s your place. Exeter Kitchen Store promises to price-match your other quotes (and give you an extra £100 off for your trouble). It’s a family biz that’s created a super simple range to remove the options paralysis. It also employs local tradespeople to do the work, and if you want knobs on (always useful with kitchen cabinets), there’s a 25-year guarantee to boot.

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DORSET

Simon Thomas Pirie, near Dorchester

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This multi-award-winning kitchens, bespoke furniture and interiors company promises ‘something exquisite, something extraordinary’, a proper neat tag line. Creating kitchens that are great to work in and beautiful to live in, no two are the same. Every single piece is designed and hand-built in its workshop by a team of expert cabinet makers and headed by founder Simon Pirie, who trained with famous furniture designer and maker John Makepeace.

Chambers Design Company, Bournemouth

Classic, modern or industrial? Understated or dramatic? Wood, concrete, steel? Pop over to this company’s showroom in Bournemouth’s super cool Westbourne area (lots of nice cafes and place to eat near by, just saying) — or it’ll come to you! Chambers Design Company will design, manufacture and install the kitchen of your dreams anywhere in the UK (and beyond).

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ESSEX

Davonport Kitchen & Home, Colchester

Style conscious and environmentally conscious? You’ve come to the right place. Not only will the designers at Davonport create the bespoke kitchen of your dreams (hello giant butler sink with hot water tap) but they also have a brilliant eco-friendly approach to the materials they use. Even the wood shavings and offcuts from its chic creations are recycled to heat its factory – so, no fossil fuels necessary. Oh, and we also love the fact that the company offers a dedicated ‘Finishing Touch’ service – think everything from tableware to technology.

Burlanes Interiors, Chelmsford

Shaker, classic, or country? Whatever kitchen style tickles your fancy, we reckon Burlanes has it covered. Designed and handmade to order, each kitchen is completely unique – so, you don’t have to worry about your neighbours stealing your bright ideas (sorry Sharon). Plus, if you’re after an all-singing-all-dancing larder, Burlanes signature larder (aka an absolute storage sensation) is pretty hard to beat. *Checks bank balance and starts kitchen Pinterest board immediately*.

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GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Parlour Farm Kitchens, Cirencester

This family-run company has been producing wow-factor bespoke kitchen cabinetry in the Cotswolds for 20 years. Located just outside Cirencester on Love Lane, from the first hand drawn idea to the final carpentry, you’ll have a talented team to make the kitchen of your dreams a reality. The company has experience in large and small projects (so you won’t have to blow your budget) and designs everything from period properties to modern homes. Plus you get a weighty 20-year guarantee on all workmanship, which gets a solid thumbs up from us.

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HAMPSHIRE & ISLE OF WIGHT

Kitchen Lifestyles, Four Marks

Know exactly what your dream kitchen looks like – or totally confused and in need of inspo? Modern, trad and everything in between, family-owned The Kitchen Lifestyle Company in East Hampshire designs and fits German-built kitchens for different tastes and budgets. Book an appointment for a stroll around the showroom, a coffee, and design clarity.

The Myers Touch, Winchester

Design veterans Keith and Helena Myers are well-versed in putting together bespoke kitchen-living spaces at their Winchester-based design studio. Think German SieMatic kitchen cabinets, custom-builds and appliances from the likes of Sub-Zero, Wolf and Miele & Gaggenau. Nature-inspired ‘biophilic’ design is a real focus, connecting indoors with outdoors by incorporating natural materials, herbs and plants.

Vivian & Holt, New Milton

Blue and green working together, bold and bright flooring, the return of the pantry and pet corners are the top spring design trend tips from this family-owned kitchen firm on the edge of the New Forest, which supplies and fits bespoke German kitchens. More design ideas? A dining table made with countertops helps create a seamless open-plan look. Nice.

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HERTFORDSHIRE

The Outdoor Kitchen Collective, St Albans

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Entirely dedicated to creating stylish and state-of-the-art solutions for cooking al fresco, the world (well, your garden) is your oyster. Choose from fitted or modular standalone kitchens to built-in BBQs and posh pizza ovens with all-weather canopies, TOKC has you covered – it’ll even source the utensils for you. Head to its St Albans barn showroom for inspo, then book a design consultation.

John Ladbury, Hatfield

If flatpack doesn’t do it for you, these hand-built bespoke beauties might be more up your street. With its own workshop, John Ladbury & Co is able to create your kitchen to your exact spec and taste – from contemporary to traditional and everything in-between. It can even make your furniture to match. Visits to the showroom are by appointment only – the company advises calling at least 24 hours ahead.

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KENT

IN Design Kitchens, Hawkhurst

Husband and wife team Iren and Nick Brown opened their Hawkhurst studio showroom in October 2020 with one clear mission: to make their clients’ interior dreams come true. And to make this happen they pride themselves on providing personal care, service and trust… Between them they have over 50 years’ experience in creating beautiful living spaces – including bespoke kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms. The company offers traditional, contemporary and handleless styles for all spaces – using the very best German Rempp Kitchens or the exceptional Italian Pedini collections, which aim to be as sustainable as they are stylish. Bellissima!

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LEICESTERSHIRE

deVOL, Loughborough

This kitchen company doesn’t need an introduction but we’ll give one anyway. Founded by two friends in 1989, deVol began life as a humble furniture shop but evolved into one of the UK’s most successful kitchen companies. deVOL kitchens are classic in design and its ethos is ‘simple furniture, beautifully made.’ All kitchens are made to order in its Leicestershire workshops and it really knows how to nail a traditional wooden kitchen, thanks to amazing quality and craftsmanship. As well as the beautiful watermill Loughborough workshop (dating back 1000 years!), the company has two more showrooms in London and, since 2019, even one in New York.

Joel LaRosa Design, Leicester

Passionate and creative about kitchens, Joel offers experienced advice, knowledge of products and — the best bit? He knows where to make savings. We like the sound of that! Having curated his own range of kitchens which can be manufactured to any size and colour, your dream kitchen needn’t be a dream for much longer. Visit his showroom on Bond Street, nr Highcross.

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NORFOLK

Naked Kitchens, Fakenham

We’ve got serious interiors lust after checking out the inspiring Insta of this Norfolk company, where every bespoke kitchen is overseen by the chief design director for the most stunning possible results. Chic kitchen styles are evocatively named after local places, such as Brancaster Marshes and Cley, or for stylish spots further afield like Dulwich.

Kestrel Kitchens, Norwich

Unique kitchens, hand-crafted by skilled craftspeople in Norwich-based workshops, are the order of the day at this long-established kitchen company. Whether you’re after contemporary cool or vintage vibes, Kestrel Kitchens can guide you every step of the way – from your initial idea to putting the final touches on that spice rack.

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NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

The White Kitchen Company, Pitsford

THE WHITE KITCHEN COMPANY PITSFORD NORTHANTS

There’s nothing more enduringly stylish in the kitchen than traditional Shaker style and The White Kitchen Company is the pro when it comes to timeless, bespoke kitchens and cabinetry. Here, it’s about substance as well as style, with expertly skilled joiners and cabinet makers carefully crafting your dream kitchen for you from high quality natural timber and exquisite attention to detail (I should know, they did the swoon-worthy built-in cabinets in my dining room). They do worldwide shipping too. Perfect for the villa in Ibiza, darling! Er, one day, that is.

Parker Kitchens, Towcester

PARKER KITCHENS TOWCESTER NORTHANTS

Fitted, off-the-peg design or freestanding bespoke joinery? Glossy or trad? Can’t decide what to go for? This company will happily guide you through the decision process and, with more than 25 years in the biz, it has reams of advice and solutions on tap (geddit?) whether you’re opting for dovetail joins or super-sleek minimalism. Plus, cutting-edge gadgetry! Chilled water on tap for those summer spritzers? Don’t mind if we do.

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NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

Ramsey’s Kitchens, Bedrooms and Bathrooms, Nottingham

Ramsey’s is a family-run business that’s long been a favourite across the county. Since 1971, the award-winning team has been fitting wow-worthy, bespoke kitchens with a huge variety of designs – from traditional English chic through to sleek, futuristic styles. Whether your space is for noisy family dinners or cheeky take-outs with friends, Ramsey’s experienced craftspeople focus on those clever details that make it easy to use your kitchen. And with a full installation service available, tiling, plastering and electrics are all covered too. 

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OXFORDSHIRE

Monkeywood, Banbury

Started by Tom when he was just 22 (yet apparently already a genius carpenter, no biggie), Monkeywood is a bespoke kitchen and fine furniture company based in North Oxfordshire. Comfortably producing a wide range of kitchen styles (Shaker, vintage, modern…), the company is meticulous in its design, as well as committed to sustainability. All timber is sourced from a local regulated supplier, wood shavings go to a local farmer for livestock, and the workshop is powered by solar panels. More of this, please!

Kingsey Kitchens, Thame

Based on the Bucks/Oxon border between Thame and Princes Risborough, Kingsey Kitchens uses a combination of bought-in items and beautifully crafted bespoke pieces to create the perfect kitchen no matter the budget. As well as the (obligatory) talented kitchen fitters, the company also works with a trusted team of electricians and plumbers, ensuring that each part of the installation goes off without a hitch. It’s that sort of commitment to efficiency that we approve of — nothing worse than a mess of different workers getting confused, trust us.

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RUTLAND

Rutland Kitchens, Oakham

Love the idea of a new bespoke kitchen? This company offers a full service and a huge range of materials, finishes, colours and styles to fit within your budget. It’s got everything from country to contemporary, but we love the Clifden design (pic above), inspired by the simple beauty of the traditional Shaker design. See for yourself in its showroom in Oakham.

Nathaniel Oliver, Oakham

Whether you want a Shaker style or are inspired by Scandi styles, this kitchen showroom in Oakham has got you covered. The family-run business has been manufacturing quality kitchens for over 40 years. It does everything from plumbing to plastering, so you don’t need to worry about a thing. Visit the showroom on Braunstone Road.

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SOMERSET

Heartwood, Langport

Located in – and inspired by – its location on the Somerset Levels (water, fields, woodlands, vast skies), Heartwood design studio and cabinet makers combines traditional craftsmanship skills with innovative 21st century techniques, materials and finishes. The result? Truly beautiful bespoke kitchens that are perfect for your home and lifestyle – and we speak from personal experience. Trend note: micro cement worktops and naked timber is a winning combo.

Kelly Marie Kitchens, Bath

Not only will designer Kelly and her team design and install you a contemporary or classic high end German-made kitchen, cook-eat-live space or utility room, they’ll also sort out pretty much everything else too. We’re talking demolishing walls, installing underfloor heating, sorting out the utilities, selecting lighting and appliances – the whole caboodle.

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SUFFOLK

Knights Country Kitchens, Clare

Every last detail of the bespoke kitchens made by Knights are handcrafted in Clare by master craftsmen, so not only will you feel smug with your gorgeous new kitchen, but you can pat yourself on the back over dinner for supporting local. As well as cutting down on your carbon footprint by ordering locally, Knights is also rather savvy about how to make your kitchen more sustainable and save on energy costs which, let’s be honest, we all want to know about right now.

Ashford and Brooks, Bredfield

Looking for a bespoke handmade beauty of a kitchen like this one? Ashford and Brooks has been designing and making both traditional and contemporary kitchens from their rural workshop in a quiet corner of Suffolk for more than 25 years. The expert cabinet makers take on all sizes and style of project, and are just as skilled with a traditional country kitchen as they are with something bang up to date.

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SURREY

Blackbrook Kitchens, Tadworth

Whether it’s a sleek and contemporary kitchen with high-gloss doors and marble worktops, a quirky kitchen diner that reflects your love of vintage style, or a sustainability-focused statement kitchen with an industrial feel –Blackbrook Kitchens can create it. Its showroom is a treasure trove of kitchen inspiration and founder Donna makes it her business to listen to you. Blackbrook Kitchens works with quality cabinetry, fixtures and fittings, creates bespoke elements and sources special one-off or reclaimed finishing touches. That’s how it creates kitchens that are distinctive, show-stopping and perfectly suited to you.

Lucas Grant Kitchens, Farnham

Based in Farnham, Lucas Grant Kitchens creates bespoke kitchens that are designed and tailored to your home, handcrafted in a workshop in Surrey and expertly fitted. The business originated from a simple love of joinery, craftmanship and doing things really well. After years of frustration, fitting third-party kitchens that didn’t always work perfectly for clients or their space, Lucas Grant Kitchens decided to use its experience and skills to create its own kitchens. And they all come with a 10-year quality guarantee. Can’t want for more than that!

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SUSSEX

Polished Kitchens Designs, Haywards Heath

Super-stylish Polished offers the full design, supply, and installation service within Sussex, but without showroom costs can keep its prices competitive (yay!). The female-led design team will come to your house to discuss ideas and then send you a whizzy HD image of the proposed concept. The company offers a stunning collection of styles, from sleek handle-less kitchens to traditional timeless shaker styles, so is bound to have something to suit.

Kitchens by Khan, Hove

With an exclusive showroom in Hove, this high-end kitchen designer is all-out glam with both contemporary and traditional styles. Sit down with designer Khan and let him visualise your dream kitchen. You will receive photo realistic 3D computer generated images to show you exactly how your space will work backed by fully architect ready plans to ensure the perfect fit and finish.

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WARWICKSHIRE & WEST MIDLANDS

Christopher Peters, Leamington Spa

With a team of super talented craftsman, Christopher Peters hand-makes bespoke, luxury kitchens, boot room, sculleries and furniture. Just look at this one! The company offers a personal approach from design through to installation and is renowned for the individual pieces and installations it creates around the home.

Tom Howley, Leamington

In addition to Leamington (and others dotted around the country), Tom Howley has a showroom opening soon in Solihull. The company designs, manufactures and installs bespoke kitchens made from the finest materials with each one designed around the lifestyle of a client. Cocktail parties round yours? Go on then.

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WILTSHIRE

Hobson’s Choice, Swindon (also in Bath and Winchester)

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From Bridgerton-style townhouses to rural homes with more fun than farm, Hobson’s Choice creates contemporary cool kitchen spaces sympathetic to your style of house and life. And although it has over 40 years’ experience, this Swindon-based indie’s taste is anything but dated, from bifold doors to kitchen islands with mid-century-style stools. What’s even more brilliant is that it works with a large team of craftspeople, and you’re assigned one main point of contact from start to finish because it prides itself on the personal touch. Plus the range of projects on its site is both impressive and inspiring. Update your Pinterest now! 

Stephen Graver, Steeple Ashton 

Coveting a kitchen style you’ve only seen your daydreams? Or fumbling around in the dark for inspiration? In either case, the master designers and craftspeople at Stephen Grazer designs are your go-to kitchen crew. The company doesn’t have any design templates as such, but works with you to design the heart of your home to suit. Even better, its workshop and office is in the beautiful village of Steeple Ashton on the Edington Road – only two miles away from Edington Farm Shop and The Three Daggers pub and micro-brewery – giving you the perfect excuse to lunch out when you visit. 

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WORCESTERSHIRE

The Painted Kitchen Company, Evesham

If you’re undecided about the kitchen vibe you want then the Painted Kitchen Company should be top of your list. You can view six fully equipped kitchens from its range in a 2,500 sq ft showroom. Once you’ve imagined yourself wafting around your dream kitchen, the team is on hand to design your ideal space. The company also specialises in kitchen updates and enhancements if you don’t want to go the whole hog, but works with what you’ve got. Call in for a free, no obligation chat with this family-run company.

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