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5 Tips For Your Bespoke Kitchen Renovation

Ashridge Shaker Kitchen

March 2023

5 Tips For Your Bespoke Kitchen Renovation

The kitchen has evolved over the years from being a purely functional space to one that is often one of the highest traffic areas in your home. The kitchen has become the hub for people to gather, from making tea and coffee to, cooking, socialising and entertaining, and its functions can change throughout the day. If you are considering a truly bespoke kitchen renovation to meet your specific needs, we will ensure that it is individually designed to suit you and your family’s lifestyles.


Tips for your bespoke kitchen renovation

As bespoke kitchen specialists, here is a checklist to help you get started on your bespoke kitchen renovation project.


What is a bespoke kitchen?

The word ‘bespoke’ is an oft-used term when it comes to kitchens. A truly bespoke kitchen is one that is designed and made according to your exact specifications and will be sympathetic to the architecture of your home. It will not come from a pre-designed range of furniture, but will be completely unique to you and all furniture will be made to suit the size of the space to maintain a perfect perspective.


Consider the style of your bespoke kitchen

Your bespoke kitchen may be in a period property or a new-build home. It may be part of a whole home renovation project, or may comprise part of an extension and may be open plan or in an enclosed space. Choosing the style of kitchen you require is an important first step.

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Make a wishlist for your bespoke kitchen

When you meet with one of our expert designers, they will discuss every aspect of your lifestyle to help you choose the right storage solutions, as these are an integral aspect of the overall design. Do you want a walk-in pantry, or a pantry larder? How often do people make tea and coffee, as we can design a breakfast station away from the cooking area, and suggest an energy efficient boiling water tap instead of a kettle. We will also discuss the appliances and worktops you require.

If you already have architectural plans, please provide them with any ideas of kitchen styles that you like from Pinterest, or from interiors magazines. Please look at our website, where we feature detailed case studies and photography of Traditional kitchens, Shaker kitchens, Modern kitchens and Contemporary handleless kitchens, in addition to unique award-winning projects that are all truly bespoke.


Consider your budget

More often than not, we perform bespoke kitchen renovations for clients who have owned properties before and have moved into their forever home. If you consider that the kitchen is likely to be the second most expensive purchase you make, apart from the property itself, then it is wise to choose a company that you can trust to deliver exactly what you want. In order to create a kitchen to your requirements, we request that you provide us with a budget that we can work to in advance. This budget will include furniture, appliances, handles and accessories, sinks, taps and worktops.


Speak with an expert designer

At Simon Taylor Furniture, our talented designers will work closely with you ensure that all your ideas are taken into consideration. We will always sympathetically design your bespoke kitchen so that it is completely personalised to your space.


Benefits of bespoke kitchen renovations

A bespoke kitchen has many benefits. These include:


A bespoke kitchen to suit your lifestyle

A truly bespoke kitchen renovation will include your own personal touches; you will be able to decide on everything from the style, the furniture, the storage and we will then curate it all to create your unique space. Please book an appointment at our showroom to see our displays and view our many samples.


Enhance existing features with a bespoke kitchen

One of the benefits of a handcrafted bespoke kitchen is that it can be designed and made to perfectly complement existing original features in your home such as beamed ceilings using materials that will seamlessly co-ordinate with the overall aesthetic. Furniture will be made to measurements that suit the exact size and perspective of the room, always making it look timeless.

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Challenge conventions with a bespoke kitchen

Regardless of the size, your bespoke kitchen will allow us to design a space that is created to perfectly suit your lifestyle. Custom-made banquette seating, bespoke larder cupboards, cutlery drawers and more, if you can think of it, our team will design it, within reason.

Full project management

With every bespoke kitchen renovation, we offer full project management. This means that we design and handcraft all furniture on-site at our cabinet workshop in Bierton, Buckinghamshire and our team of fully employed fitters will install it. Every aspect of your bespoke kitchen renovation is handled by Simon Taylor Furniture and we provide a white glove service.



Request our brochure today to find a selection of truly bespoke kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms projects from Simon Taylor Furniture. Every one is unique and each features images of our handcrafted furniture together with detailed information to inspire you.