Bespoke Kitchens - are they worth it?
The truth about bespoke kitchens.
So you are in the market for a new kitchen, you will be doing your research online to see what options are available. Type in “kitchens” in Google, and the results will be overwhelming. English kitchens, German kitchens, Italian kitchens, cheap kitchens, and the list goes on. Let’s say your eyes settle on “bespoke kitchens”, as the term sounds so posh. What does bespoke kitchen design actually entail? Well, in reality bespoke kitchens, or bespoke designer kitchens as they are sometimes called are kitchens which come in dimensions which are not standard. This means that bespoke kitchens are customizable, and can be tailored to fit into tricky spaces which might not be possible for a standard kitchen.
How customizable are bespoke kitchens? That all depends. If you opt for a German bespoke kitchen you will have a catalogue of kitchen cabinets which will be available in standard sizes such as 400, 600, 800, 900, 1000, and 1200mm, but for an extra small surcharge these can be altered if your kitchen space requires a bespoke kitchen cabinet. Budget permitting, you can opt for a custom kitchen cabinet maker who is very skilled in carpentry, and these companies can hand craft your bespoke kitchen from scratch, the price will of course sky rocket, and you can expect a very long lead time on such kitchens. There is also the concern that although you will have bespoke sizing of the cabinets – the actual finish of the doors might suffer as nothing can replicate the decades and billions of investment that German kitchen companies have put into their materials and development. The quality control testing is also second to none. We are not saying this because we are a German kitchen company – we have searched the market extensively for the best products to offer to our Clients.
So when should you narrow down your search to a bespoke kitchen? Bespoke kitchens in London are the most obvious choice, especially if you live in a flat where space is of constraint, but you would like to have a beautiful kitchen and standard kitchen cabinets will not allow you to proceed with your dream kitchen design. At this point bespoke kitchens London would be a relevant thing to consider when you are searching. You would need to compare different companies to see which manufacturers they work with, and make your choice based on a number of different factors – your relationship with the designer, how long the kitchen company has been established, and what pricing they are able to offer you as we understand everyone has a strict kitchen budget they need to adhere to.
Another option to consider, is that if a manufacturer/company is offering a bespoke designer kitchens, this generally means this company will be able to provide a higher level of service than company that works with standard kitchens (usually a national chain). Bespoke kitchens UK are becoming more and more increasingly popular because the general public is realising that these kitchens do not cost that much more than standard kitchens. We highly recommend consider a bespoke kitchen designer service if you are in a market for a new kitchen, to feel the quality and see for yourself that the pricing will pleasantly surprise you. Remember that a kitchen is a long-term investment, which needs to stand the test of time, and this means that bespoke kitchens are the best way to proceed in our opinion. Most kitchen showrooms will provide a free bespoke kitchen design service, this means that a designer will come out to your property and take exact measurements so you can be sure that the kitchen will be created exactly according to your room size – if there are any errors, the onus of responsibility will lay on your kitchen designer and the showroom (another worry off your kitchen list). This is something that companies that do not specialise in bespoke kitchens do not offer.
You need to be aware that there are some companies out there that market their product as a “bespoke kitchen”, however this is a marketing ploy, when in fact their cabinets are of standard cabinets. Hopefully by the end of this article you will have a create idea of what exactly a bespoke kitchen and bespoke kitchen design service is so you can make an informed decision. Remember to take the time to ask your kitchen designer as many questions as possible – find out what sets their bespoke kitchens apart from others on the market, and how they plan to overcome any bespoke kitchen design issues which they may face when planning your dream kitchen. See what colour and finished their doors are available in, and if they offer a colour match for their carcasses.
With all this being said, bespoke kitchens in UK are more widely offered than ever before – due to the booming independent showroom sector. It is just a matter of finding the right kitchen showroom for you and seeing how they plan to make the best of your budget to design your dream bespoke kitchen.