We’ll work with you, and alongside your architects and builders throughout your project to make sure that everything is in place for your kitchen including electrics and plumbing.
“It was great to have Mike & Andy on hand through the ups and downs of the build. They just got on with it, worked around things and got on with everyone else on site.”
R P Guildford, Surrey.
Our Head of Cabinetry, Andy, is a Master Craftsman, classically trained in a traditional joinery workshop in England. He has been making cabinetry, joinery and furniture for 20 years with an obsessive eye for detail and perfection. If you want to talk about joints and mouldings, he’s your man.
“We loved the fact that we could see where our kitchen was being created, and speak with the guys who were making it. No levels of sales people to negotiate! They were an absolute delight to work with throughout the entire process. Nothing was ever a problem or too much effort.”
K & S, Surrey
Made in Surrey
When your bespoke kitchen design is finalised, we start the process of making your kitchen furniture in our Shere Workshop. It is often one of our client’s favourite things about working with us – that they can actually visit the place where their kitchen is being made, see it take shape & watch the quality of the craftsmanship that goes into the cabinetry.
We use woodworking machinery, hand tools and traditional cabinetry and joinery techniques. This means that
“From the outset, Mike and Andy listened to what we required in a hand-built kitchen: everything would fit like a glove, no compromises with set sizes of cabinets and drawers. Throughout the process we were kept involved every step of the way, including design challenges and solutions, helpful suggestions resulting in decisions reached as a partnership - a very satisfying customer experience!”
H & P, Godalming, Surrey
We use the best quality materials to handcraft your kitchen furniture. Including high quality wood from sustainable sources and where possible selected personally from local timber yards. High grade soft close runners and strong hinges.
If you want a natural finish to your wood cabinetry or worktops, we would usually use natural oils to protect it.
If you have chosen to have a painted kitchen, choosing the colour or colours of your Shere Kitchen is a big decision. We have a wide range of inspiring paint colours swatches for you to choose from, and will do all we can to help you decide on your colour scheme. Our kitchens are professionally hand painted or sprayed and you can choose the brand & colour.
Final touches are applied once your kitchen has been installed to provide a perfect finish.
We have a wide range of suggestions for the finishing touches to your Shere Kitchen. Because your kitchen will be completely hand built for you, we will make sure every finishing touch fits perfectly, whatever its size.
We can help you choose a kitchen work surface to match your kitchen style as well as your lifestyle. We love solid wood surfaces but also offer quartz, marble & other alternatives. We have a wide selection of quartz samples at our workshop you are welcome to arrange to see.
We can source a large range of kitchen handles, in a variety of materials, to finish your Shere Kitchen. Perhaps you love wood handles, or prefer the look of antique brass, nickel or chrome against your bespoke wood furniture.
Taps and sinks
We recommend using very high-quality taps and sinks to match the quality of your Shere Kitchen and as they are a ‘high traffic’ item. We love it when you have your own suggestions and we have some wonderful choices we can share with you.
We can work with your existing appliances, or suggest luxury appliances that will complete your kitchen. From choosing a fridge, freezer and oven, to including a built-in wine cooler or coffee maker, we can help you choose appliances to complement your lifestyle.
Creating the right blend of natural, practical and mood lighting will showcase your new kitchen perfectly. Our designer Mike always enjoys thinking about lighting and he’d be happy to help you.
“We want to offer the market something totally different by crafting kitchens that are truly tailor made here at our workshop in Shere, made with beautiful materials to last. But most importantly each kitchen will be unique to each customer.
We’re offering the classic Shaker style because the Utilitarian style is all about furniture with a purpose, but with artistic edge, with our own design twists. For instance, one of our customers commissioned patterned floor to ceiling cabinets along the length of an entire wall, the pattern was inspired by some art they had in their home.
We love to work with our customers to make their cabinetry classic yet unique. We like to mix the mouldings, the beadings and the patterns with different sized cabinets and drawers, it important that our cabinetry is distinctive and personalised as well as exceptionally made.”