Handmade Bespoke Kitchens in Gloucestershire
Craigie Woodworks make and design bespoke kitchens in Gloucestershire.
We have fitted various handmade kitchens in and around Cirencester and Stow on-the-Wold but also work from Tetbury in South Gloucestshire to Chipping Camden in North Gloucestershire.
All our kitchens are completely bespoke, meaning that design options are almost unlimited. Fashions come and go with kitchen design but at the moment we are most often asked to design and build painted kitchens with frames around doors and drawers. Sometimes the frames have a bead moulding. We have recently built three kitchens in succession painted in really quite dark colours ( for example, Farrow and Ball “Railings”.)
This, for us at least, is quite new.
On the outside we are aiming to make kitchen furniture that fits into the room as though it really belongs there. But we pay just as much attention to the interiors of the cupboard and how they are laid out.
For example, we often make solid oak drawer dividers for cutlery and utensil drawers. We also make dividers for herbs and spices.
We make a huge number of drawers as they provide the most effective storage solution in many situations. The problem with deep cupboards is the difficulty of accessing items at the back. One way round this is to reduce the depth of the shelves inside the cupboard and to have some storage on the backs of doors.
We often make larder compartments on the backs of doors made of solid oak –or whatever species of timber the interiors of the cupboards are made of- and we use slender stainless steel retaining rods at the front. The stainless steel rods are light and elegant and the oak offers warmth and substance.
The advantage of choosing a bespoke kitchen is that the customer can have it laid out exactly as they want.