Handmade Kitchens Devon

We design and install kitchens all over the South of England, and beyond, but especially in the South West.  We love fitting kitchens in Devon. It is a stunningly beautiful county, with its two coastlines, its rolling hills and the granite majesty of Dartmoor.

Our bespoke kitchen design service is particularly suited to the many traditional farmhouses and cottages in Devon where the walls tend to be thick and wonky.

The spaces in these properties are often awkward and require careful design thinking to make them work well.

Whatever the design space, we usually encourage clients to opt for as many drawers as their budget and the architecture of the room allow. In many situations

our drawers, which run on top-of-the-range Blumovento runners, with a smooth self-closing action, offer the most convenient and accessible storage option. Not only do you not need to crouch down to access items, but you can see everything in a drawer so much more easily than rummaging at the back of a cupboard.


We usually build stacks of 3 drawers, with the top drawer for shallow items and the bottom two for deeper items.

Although stacks of 3 drawers generally work best, stacks of 4 shallow drawers can work well for smaller items eg foil paper and utensils.

Stacks of just 2 drawers generally waste quite a lot of potential storage space as even the tallest pans are generally not tall enough to justify the space.

The interiors of drawers can be left as one open space. There is rarely a need for retaining dowels to divide off stacks of plates because the drawer runners glide extremely smoothly and close softly. We do, however, often make dividers in top drawers for cutlery or utensils to make them easier to organize and manage.

What about fitting drawers behind doors? Occasionally this is a good solution if we are trying to line through a run of doors in a modular, symmetrical fashion and where having a bank of drawers would break this up. But in general, it is more convenient simply to be able to pull a drawer open without having first to open a door.

There are various options for how the drawers are opened.

The most common method is to opt for conventional handles or knobs to pull them open.  Alternatively, we sometimes machine in angled finger pulls along the top or bottom edges of the drawer fronts to avoid the need for fixing on extra metal or timber handles or knobs.

Or for the most minimal, seamless look, we can fit push-to-open drawer runners.


To sum up, you can never have too many drawers!