Bespoke Kitchen Design
Wednesday November 6 2019
There is a lot to think about when you are planning a new bespoke kitchen. To help weave a path through this process we have written A Guide to Designing Bespoke Kitchens. You are very welcome to download it below. And if it raises further questions in your mind please don’t hesitate to contact us davidcraigie@
Our approach to designing a bespoke kitchen begins with a focus on what you, the customer, actually want. Some customers are unsure where to start but the majority have strong views about layouts, door styles, paint colours, etc.
The design process varies hugely from one project to another. Sometimes we are presented with full drawings that the customer has had prepared showing relevant dimensions and materials. More commonly, we are asked to get involved at an early stage and talk through the various possible layouts.
Perhaps the customer knows that they want an aga at the centre of their kitchen; or they know they want a big kitchen island with bar stools at one end; or they want a larder cupboard with multiple storage solutions. We communicate by phone and email to discuss all the different options; or we meet at the customer’s house. (We work all over the South of England.)
Once we have enough information, we draw a layout and elevations. The customer then has an idea of what the finished kitchen will look like. They are free at this stage (and at later stages) to ask for revisions until they are happy with the design and ready to approve it.
When we have a finished design and the choice of appliances and sink has been confirmed, we prepare a separate drawing for the electrician and plumber. This is a dimensioned drawing showing where they should first-fix cables and pipes, and the position of isolators. We check that there are no problems from their perspective with our electrical and plumbing plans.
We are then ready to begin construction.