A trip to a luxury kitchen showroom can introduce you to a world of design options, whether you’re looking to purchase a new kitchen showroom in Cambridge or researching innovative ways to update your current one. Be ready to be inspired as we present our selection of the most outstanding.
BEST FOR:MIXED MATERIALS
Ledbury Studio, a new kitchen store from the creator of Smallbone, showcases its first design, the Metallics Collection. Traditional joinery and details, such delicate Georgian-style cockbeading, sit at the centre of the design while being paired with modern accents. The design was inspired by a kitchen that Charlie Smallbone originally designed for a showcase at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2018.
BEST FOR: CLASSIC BESPOKE CRAFTSMANSHIP
One of the first businesses to specialise in handcrafted kitchens, Martin Moore was established in 1975 by Martin and Barbara Moore. Everything is typically custom-built in Martin Moore’s Yorkshire factories. Also, they handle every aspect of installation, including worktops, painting, and fitting.
BEST FOR: TRENDS
The showrooms at new Waterloo-based kitchen designer Life have been invaded by techies (opens in new tab). An unique, 3600 4D virtual-reality theatre that allows customers to completely immerse themselves in a custom kitchen of their choosing is the highlight element of this new conceptual area. The concept of “try-before-you-buy” has advanced! You may customise and use your creativity with anything from doors to work tables thanks to the vast selection of fashionable kitchen options.
BEST FOR: THINKING BIG
Allow your imagination to soar. At the west London facility where its custom (and award-winning) kitchens are built, Holloways of Ludlow is ready to translate your thoughts into something concrete. There is clear crossing between furniture and kitchen design, so this is really a creative, collaborative process.
We adore the company’s vintage-meets-modern aesthetic (consider the ancient oak cabinets it makes) and its enthusiasm for island units. Beautiful materials abound; Holloways even manufactures its own Corian in addition to supplying concrete to French brand LCDA. There are also German Schuller kitchens available.
BEST FOR: TRADITIONAL STYLE
Do you desire a kitchen with personality? Visit the Hoxton showroom of British Standard to be inspired by lovely painted oak cabinets combined with solid wood worktops and chic utilitarian features. The business is now selling stylish steel Crittal-style screens as well. To cut costs, everything is created by hand in Suffolk, and cabinets are bought online.
BEST FOR: A CRISP FINISH
Espresso Design may be firmly established in southwest London, but it has a thing for Italian kitchens, specifically those created by Cesar and Euromobil.
The purest styles available are silk-effect, white lacquer units with white Corian countertops, but there are other colours and textures available as well, such as dark cement, antiqued wood, and a fantastic lacquer with a rusty appearance. Deep drawers, open cabinets, and shelves that connect to a table are all examples of smart storage.
BEST FOR: ‘ENGINEERED FUNCTIONALITY
The success of this German company can be attributed to its innovative designs and exquisite attention to detail. The sculptural simplicity of b1, the workshop concept of b2 with its “tool” drawers and workbench, and the kitchen in b3 with its multifunctional wall are the three key aesthetics. Hand-selected veneers, spotless lacquers, and cutting-edge laminates show that stylistic requirements are just as high as environmental ones.
BEST FOR: HANDCRAFTED BEAUTY
Modern kitchens don’t have to be exclusively made of engineered materials and cutting-edge technology. And Simple English created the Osea, one of five kitchens in its lovely line that are all hand-made in Suffolk, as if to illustrate the point. It has a soft-yet-sturdy style and a lot of personality, celebrating the natural ruggedness of raw materials like wood and metal. Embrace the studio/cabin/loft aesthetic by selecting one of the 12 “inherently English” colours.
BEST FOR: SOLID TIMBER STYLE
Put some genuine wood in the centre of your house instead of MDF. All of the materials were hand-selected from sustainable sources, including the wood worktops and the birch and poplar cabinets. That marks the start of a lengthy procedure that is replete with admirable control-freakery.
Each of the four kitchens is not only meticulously crafted and designed in-house, but the business even makes its own handles and catches. With bespoke design, as you might guess, the emphasis is on your individual requirements, so if you need room for a sofa or a dog basket, consider it accomplished.