We’re not just about kitchens! A handmade furniture in Suffolk project featuring a floor to ceiling library wall and ladder

At Debenvale we are not just about Kitchens, we also design beautiful cabinetry for living rooms, studies and ancillary rooms around your home. We are passionate about providing practical solutions by creating well designed and quality handmade furniture in suffolk and surrounding areas. 

Library wall project in Suffolk

One of our valued clients was looking for a library style wall from the floor to ceiling to display and store their treasured books, trophies, record collections and more.  So we set out to create a design completely made to measure to their personal requirements, including a movable rolling ladder for ease of access to all shelves. 


Practical design process 

Once the design process was complete and our client happy with our design, the plans and specifications were handed across to our skilled cabinet makers who bring the design to life using high quality raw materials and solid woods. Our team of cabinet makers bring together decades of experience and take great pride in their work ensuring that each and every piece of furniture we produce is of the highest standard for our clients.

Fully manufactured at Debenvale

When the woodworking elements are completed, the furniture is then carefully finished in our onsite finishing booth with lacquer to bring out and protect the fine quality of the Oak used in this piece of furniture.

We are proud of our people and our product

At Debenvale we have a long standing team of professional bespoke furniture installers. Our friendly and trustworthy team take great and respect while working at our customers homes, keeping working areas clean and tidy and ensuring our customers feel at ease while they are working in their home. 

We receive so many comments and compliments from our clients about the professionalism and attention to detail that is demonstrated by our installation team. 

Want to see more? Browse our gallery for more pictures of this project and other inspiring projects.

We are an independent local business celebrating 15 years of creating handmade furniture in Suffolk this year. Whether you are looking for a replacement kitchen, made to measure wardrobes or if you have an unusual space to fill, get in touch to discuss ideas and book a free design through the link below or simply call 01394 421214.

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Transform your home with beautiful bespoke bedroom furniture in Suffolk

A well designed bedroom with high-quality bedroom furniture and fitted wardrobes can transform your home and provide a perfect place to relax and unwind and more storage space than you ever imagined. Our bespoke bedroom furniture is made at our Suffolk workshop by skilled cabinet-makers to your personal specifications.

Bespoke Bedroom Furniture

Whether you are looking for a contemporary smooth finish in any colour of you choice, or a more traditional style using natural woods and ornate details, our solid fitted bedroom furniture is completely unique to you.

If you have angled ceilings, beams or awkward eaves, our furniture is completely made to measure and fitted to perfection by our skilful installation team who will create a seamless finish in your room and achieve maximum storage space.

For inspiration, take a look at our bedroom gallery to see more of our completed bespoke bedrooms and bedroom furniture in Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk.

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Beautiful Georgian Bespoke Kitchen

Earlier this month we visited on one of our most recently finished bespoke kitchen projects in Ipswich.

Our customers approached us last year looking to change their existing dining room to a new kitchen in their stunning Georgian home. With its high ceilings and many original features the room boasts breathtaking views across the gardens and beyond and is flooded by natural light, our client felt she simply wanted to spend more time in here and convert the rarely used dining room into a new kitchen for her family home.

Custom White Georgian Kitchen

Design process

We started with creating hand-drawn designs including floor plans and elevations. This gave our client a clear idea of our plan for their bespoke kitchen and how this would work for our client in their day to day life.

Throughout the design process, we give all our clients full access to design ideas, paint, wood, handles and worktop samples, allowing our clients to know exactly what they are getting and what the end result will be like.

When our client was happy with everything, their kitchen went through to our onsite workshop here in Rendlesham, Suffolk. Where it was handcrafted and built by our talented craftsmen.  The wonderful part of having our onsite workshop is our customers can pop in and have a look at their new kitchen starting to take shape. We think this is a lovely touch to the process.

Bespoke Kitchen Draw

Our client was looking for a contemporary yet traditional style with a slight Provence flair flowing throughout the kitchen. We designed a traditional styled shaker door with a simple bead on the frame to add that detailing our client was looking for. A beautiful chrome knob handle adds an elegant touch and dove tail drawers with a chrome cup handle create a simple and effortless bespoke kitchen.

Along the road, a couple of details were changed for example our client picked a different cornice from their original decision. This could be easily rectified by having the workshop on site. This means the small details can be made more personal to their space.

Before and after

At the start of the project, the room was stripped with great care taken to maintain all the original features including coving, picture rail, mirror and radiator. We worked carefully around the chandelier which was to become a key focal point in the new kitchen.

Georgian house refurbishment

We created a mantle area from what was a fireplace chimney breast, taking out part of the wall and putting in a lintel. The recess was then boarded and plastered to create a smooth finish ready to have the units installed.

Georgian house fireplace refurbishment

Earlier this year we started the installation process. The project is fully project managed by us. Organising the fitters, electricians, plasterers and painters. Over a period of time, the kitchen started to take shape and come together nicely.

Georgian house kitchen refurbishment

The floor tiles were fitted by our installation team and is a beautiful natural limestone flooring in Mink. Tying together to rest of the interiors and the beautiful surroundings.

Once installed the kitchen was ready for hand painting in a colour of our client’s choice. We used Little Greene paint as this is the brand we love and trust. It gives us the finish that we aim to achieve on all our projects and the colour chosen on this project is Rolling Fog Mid.

Completed kitchen project

Through this kitchen the detailing is carried on into the bespoke cornices mapping the top of the units with stop-chamfered columns on each of the corners, complimenting the original picture rail feature sitting just above the wall units. The exterior plinth has a 45-degree angle on the top edge creating a clean finish.

When you first walk into this kitchen you come across the large island but if you take a glance to the right-hand side you will see the bank of tall larder units. These are oak interiors with internal sensor lighting, turning on when the left-hand door is opened and switching off when the doors are closed.

The two outside units are larger double door larders with internal drawers and spice racks on the inside of the doors. These can hold anything from spices to sauces and can be made and modified to your preferences.

The drawers are oak dove tail drawers and can hold up to 40kg of weight with a soft close runner, with shelving above to hold all of your pantry goods. Integrated Neff larder fridge and larder freezer are concealed centrally in the units.

The island is a large span of worktop including a seating area for two one end, creating a social area.  A useful pop-up socket has been designed into the middle worktop for charging electrical items. Included on the island are two heavy load bearing pan drawers which are holding all our clients pots and pans.

Turning around from the island to face the main kitchen run. On the left hand side we designed a tall oven housing including the Neff combi and Neff Slide&Hide single oven. Having this oven space all in one area creates easy cooking facilities and having the island behind you creates a large span of working and cooking area.

Quartz stone covers the entire work surfaces. This one is in Sierra by CRL Quartz and we think it tones in perfectly with the rest of the kitchen creating a soft and calming feature.

A double sink with waste disposal has been installed along with a three way tap with a filter flow so drinking water is easily accessible. Below is an integrated Neff dishwasher and double bin for general waste and recycling, all tucked away out of sight.

Above is a gorgeous open shelving unit where our client has placed her paintings and ornaments illuminated by LED strips routered into the shelving. This gives the sink area a focal point within the kitchen.

Overall this project has transformed a relatively unused dining room into the a gorgeous bespoke kitchen which has now become the heart of the home.

It is a gorgeous internal framed bespoke kitchen with intricate detailing matching the original coving, picture rails and skirting. The stylish and sophisticated theme is kept up throughout the whole room with our client’s keen eye for detail.

Customer Comments

Karen from Ipswich, said ……

“Huge thanks to you all for making the process so painless.  We all are thrilled with the result and spend so much more time in the new space, its an absolute pleasure!”

If this kitchen has caught your eye and you are looking to create your own bespoke space, then get in touch today using our Contact page.

We’re recruiting! – Skilled Cabinet Makers

Calling all Skilled Cabinet Makers

We are currently looking for skilled cabinet makers to join our workshop team here at Rendlesham.

Candidates must have experience in woodworking machinery and high end hand built furniture manufacture.

For more information please contact Gemma or Andrew at Debenvale on 01394 421214.


Victorian townhouse kitchen transformation

A Stunning Victorian Townhouse Kitchen in Ipswich

We were delighted to undertake the renovation of this beautiful Victorian townhouse shaker kitchen in Ipswich, Suffolk.  This is another of our great projects from our Kitchens team.

The brief:

This part of the property was originally the kitchen and conservatory. The home was having extensive building works to remove and extend over the old conservatory.

Our clients were looking for a kitchen to compliment the style and age of their home, making the best use of the space and with a central island unit for preparing and dining. This is a very large L shaped space with a part vaulted ceiling and step down to the dining area and so it was important to accentuate these features and maximise the feeling of space and light.

The design:

With a large room to work with, we designed an ultra large central island unit with a round sink bowl and plenty of surface space for preparation. Around the island are large drawers, a hidden pull out waste bin and built in wine cellar and Neff oven. 

All other appliances were kept to this end of the kitchen to make a practical cooking area, with a substantial mantel framing their existing Rangemaster cooker and creating a central focal point.

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To the right we included a Fisher Paykal American fridge freezer and to the left, drawers and cupboard space with with a pull out swivel system in the corner, Oak shelving and a additional sink. 

A round seating area was included at the opposite end of the island, underneath the vaulted ceiling and in sight of the large glass doors with views across the dining room and garden.

The wall behind has been filled with a large dresser with in built Oak larder and glass fronted display cabinets.

A mixture of materials were included throughout the kitchen, the units were hand painted with Oak inside the cabinets and featured on the island, shelving and mantel. The step was also carefully handcrafted in Oak and this becomes beautiful feature in the room. 

The island and work surfaces are topped with Arden Blue Suede Silestone and floors are limestone flooring. 

Client comments:

” My favourite piece is the island and mantel. We were initially concerned about the size of the island as it was so large but it fills the space perfectly and the mantel just sets it all off.

Everything works which comes down to the initial design and planning stages, we were never told that something couldn’t be done. I could never quite visualise the floor step but now it’s in I absolutely love it, it’s become a key feature of the room.

There is no wasted space and a place for everything. I have so much flexibility with all the cupboard space, its so versatile.

The team were terrific, they really were. Nothing was too much trouble and they didn’t have it easy as there was a lot of building going on so lots of different trades coming and going and getting in their way. They were all such nice guys, very professional and nothing was too much trouble. They had a great attitude.

My father was a carpenter by trade and he was very impressed as it was all be installed, he said that you could tell that everything was very well built.

We had no issues at all, the team just got with the job.

We absolutely love it!”

If you would like to discuss your project, please do get in touch. We offer a free design service, simply pop into the showroom or contact us to book a consultation, 01394 421214.

Suffolk Home Renovation

Suffolk Home Renovation

We had the pleasure of taking a trip to our sunny Suffolk coast recently to photograph a Suffolk home renovation project.  We were appointed to design and install a new kitchen with island unit and breakfast bar along with matching table and seating area, utility and boot room. We also installed fitted bespoke bedroom furniture and a double basin vanity unit in the adjoining en suite.

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Handmade white kitchen with sleek handleless door and walnut features.

Bespoke seating area and table to match the kitchen.

Walnut shelving with backlighting and rinse sink with corian surfaces.

Fitted white wardrobes and chest of drawers with recessed handles, matching bedsit cabinets were also fitted.

En-suite was fitted with a double basin vanity unit and mirrored cabinet.

To discuss your home renovation project please contact the showroom on 01394 421214 or pop along and see us at The Granary, Rendlesham Mews, Suffolk, IP12 2SZ. 







Sleek and seamless modern corian kitchen transformation in Felixstowe, Suffolk

Design brief:

Our customer originally had a traditional country style kitchen with oak doors and black granite worktops but was looking to modernise and create a more contemporary feel to their kitchen. They wanted a central island unit and were looking to include two built in ovens side by side, integrated appliances and an induction hob.

The design:

We offer all styles of doors in any colour, wood or finish with many samples to see and feel in our showroom. Having discussed the options, our customer decided they liked the look of the flat door with a ‘j’ shape handle built in to keep the sleek style they were looking for. They opted for an off white/pale grey colour with a modern satin finish.

modern kitchen island unit

We discussed the pros and cons of different worktops and gave some samples to the customer to take away with them to help them decide.

The customer liked the look and feel of Corian which gives a hygienic and completely seamless work surface carrying through to the upstands, splashback and built in sink with a practical steel base.

They chose a tap by Franke in a silk steel finish to compliment this modern corian kitchen.

modern kitchen franke tap corian sink

Storage was an important feature so the design included large pull out drawers providing plenty of space for plates, pans and kitchen utensils and with runners capable of holding weights of up to 40kg. All cupboards have high quality soft close hinges and the bi folding wall units provide additional storage in keeping with the overall contemporary style.

A concealed pull out sectioned bin and space saving LeMans pull out corner was included within the design to maximise storage space.

All lighting, electrical and plumbing work was also included.

modern kitchen bi folding cupboards


As an authorised dealer of many leading brands, we discussed the product features available and our customer opted for Miele single oven with moisture plus and combination microwave oven with a warming drawer, a 5 zone induction hob, integrated larder fridge and dishwasher.

For extraction, a slimline Elica sleek white glass hood was chosen as this is discrete, simple and stylish from the underside and again adds to the modern feel

modern kitchen miele induction hob    modern kitchen elica sleek extraction    modern kitchen unit with drawers

Customer comments:

“I love the design of my kitchen, it’s well thought out and makes the best use of the space in the room. Andrew is very knowledgable and clearly enjoys what he does, everything was thought about and planned for so that there were no hidden expenses later down the line. He really listened to me and understood what I was trying to achieve and gave me lots of ideas and practical advice.

I cannot fault the team who installed the kitchen, they were all friendly and professional and did a fantastic job. The fit went really smoothly and I always felt at ease with everyone and that nothing was ever too much trouble.

I am so happy with our kitchen, I would definitely recommend the team at Debenvale.”


Browse the full set of images in our gallery under ‘Modern Corian Kitchen’

If you have a project that you would to speak to us about, please do get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

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Work in progress…take a peek behind the scenes at a Debenvale kitchen installation

Our fit team have been busy working on a kitchen installation in Suffolk. The hand built solid wood carcases and shaker style in frame doors have been carefully fixed into place along with the crafted wine rack feature and decorative mantel.

Skilled craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail at this stage is essential to ensure that the furniture is built to last and in perfect position ready for template for the granite surfaces to be fitted.

kitchne installation progress   kitchen installation progress

The Debenvale team will manage all aspects of this kitchen installation, including all electrical and plumbing work, painting and tiling along with any minor building works that are required.

The frames and doors will have a hand painted finish using a classic and timeless paint colour chosen by our client from the “Little Green” paint company.

The porcelain floor with a travertine design has already been laid in an opus pattern using a variety of sizes and will complete the look and feel of the room at the end of this project.

porcelain floor

Watch this space for the finished results!

For inspiration for your next home project browse our gallery or come and see us at the showroom.