Modern or traditional, classic or quirky? Where to begin when choosing your perfect kitchen style…

So, you are looking for a new kitchen but where do you begin when it comes to designing one of the most important rooms in your home and choosing your kitchen style? Your new kitchen is used by every member of your household for cooking, socialising and entertaining; for many the kitchen is the heart of their home.

When customers come to us and ask, what sort of kitchens do you make? Our answer is simple, we can make anything you like. Choose any wood, colour or finish, with our own workshop on site, the options are almost endless.

There are many things to consider when designing a new kitchen. One of best places to start is to look at choices of kitchen door styles, although we have no set ranges, we can separate kitchens into 3 key door styles.

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Flat / Panel Door Kitchen

This type of door is most suited to modern or contemporary kitchens, giving a simple and minimal look and feel. These doors can be made of any type of wood or sprayed in any colour and finish, from a shiny high gloss effect through to a satin or matt finish.

Your choice of handles will also affect the overall look, from brushed steel pulls, pewter bar handles, or brass knobs there are a wide range of shapes, sizes and materials to choose from. Or for a completely sleek finish you could opt for a handleless push to open door, or a recessed handle design.

For additional interest, why not think about adding bi-folding doors or a tasteful mixture of wood and colours to add individuality to your modern kitchen. Think about your preference of straight angled edges or soft curves, both options are possible with this contemporary style of kitchen.

 

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Shaker Door In Frame Kitchen

Often associated with country or traditional kitchen styles, the shaker door is a timeless option but it can also be carefully blended with modern touches to create a transitional kitchen style that is an elegant blend of traditional and contemporary.

Of all kitchen styles, the shaker is the most timeless and unlikely to go in and out of fashion. We can build in all types of wood or a hand painted kitchen is also popular and allows you the option of repainting in the future.

The shaker door is a handmade kitchen door with raised panels and can be fitted to the exterior of a cabinet or set within a frame. Features can be enhanced by adding beading details around the door or frame and shaker doors can be straight or curved, a great idea for your kitchen is to incorporate both to enhance and create stunning features.

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Inset Frame Handleless Kitchen

For those looking for something completely different, we have evolved this modern flat panel door with a handle free design and set it within a frame.

Available in any colour or finish and can be combined with wooden, metal or glass in set handle features this style ticks the boxes of unique and contemporary.

 

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These are just a few examples of the diversity of kitchen styles available, to see more examples of our work browse our gallery.

With all our kitchens the insides of your kitchen cabinets can be built in any type of wood or colour, to match or give a contrast against your choice of door. Remember that all kitchen styles can be tailored to your exact specification.

Traditional methods are employed during our onsite manufacture process where your custom made kitchen is carefully built by hand with features such as dove tail drawer boxes, soft close hinges and heavy load bearing drawer runners used as standard with all our installations.

Our showroom includes examples of all door styles and solid wood kitchen units and better still we can take you into the adjoining workshop to meet our highly skilled staff and see the techniques they employ.

So why not call in for a coffee and a chat to get some great ideas for your kitchen project.

Contact us on 01394 421214

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Perrin & Rowe Kitchen Tap range 2016

As authorised dealers of Perrin & Rowe kitchen taps, we are pleased to provide you with the very latest Perrin & Rowe Kitchen Brochure, available at our Showroom.

Perrin & Rowe are renowned for outstanding design, quality and luxurious taps and sinks to suit both country kitchen styles and contemporary kitchens.  Available in chrome, nickel and pewter finishes, choose from monobloc, bridge style, three of four hole taps, with an option of side spray rinse or filtration technology.

Their instant hot water tap with digital temperature display and compact tank design was launched last year and is an outstanding addition any kitchen. A full range of accessories and sinks is also available.

Our showroom features two of the most sought after taps, Phoenician and Ionian:

 

 

Another popular choice with our customers for a modern kitchen installation is the Oberon, available with a ‘C’ or ‘U’ shaped spout:

To learn more about Perrin & Rowe kitchen taps and other sinks and taps available to you, simply call in at the showroom and we would be more than happy to help you.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Appliances:

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

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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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