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Bespoke options

There are a lots of things to consider when choosing a kitchen maker for your new kitchen. This page, and the following  “Customise your cabinets” page set out how we are different and how the unique combination of features only we offer can make a huge difference to your new kitchen.



1. We make the biggest range of cabinets in the UK. Currently over 250 fitted and freestanding cabinets, and each cabinet is made from scratch especially for you.

2. You can have the majority of those cabinets in any height, width or depth you need. Why buy a standard size kitchen made in the far east for more money?

3. You decide how you would like your door panels split. This is critical to the look of your kitchen, but a choice few companies offer.

4. Huge range of mantles and extractor housings.

5. Mix and match everything to get your kitchen, your way.


Any height on most cabinets

This means you can proportion your cabinets to your ceiling height. Most kitchen brochures will show staged kitchens with just the right ceiling height. But if your ceiling height isn’t the same, or varies, your kitchen won’t look like the brochure.

If you take a look at our customer gallery on our website you will see photos of real kitchens sent in by customers. What they all have incommon is that they were able to proportion the cabinet heights to the ceiling height, so they don’t look too big and overpowering or too small and under sized.

Note in the pic, the larder and wall cupboards are proportioned so that there is just the right amount of space between the cupboard tops and the ceiling. With standard heights, itʼs easy to leave too much space or too small a space.

If you are building an extension, chances are you will have an RSJ or beam running across the ceiling. With our cabinets we can get the right proportions and still maximise storage space. You can also have different heights in different areas of the room, and we can even make a feature out of what would be a problem for other kitchen companies


Any width on most cabinets

There are a few rules in kitchen design that have stood the test of time because they just work. One of these is that your tap looks best in the centre of a window. If you can have any cabinet at any width, a run of cabinets can be adjusted to achieve this. If you have standard or limited size cabinets it can’t be done without the use of big fillers and lots of tray spaces. The same problem occurs when a run of cabinets meets a door or a window. With our cabinets you can stop the run at just the right space from the start of the door to allow a proper size worktop overlap before the door architrave starts, or to allow the return cornice to go down the  side of the wall cupboard before the window starts.

Some customers like their kitchen to look symmetrical if possible, and because with our cabinets the widths of the whole run can often be adjusted, we can do it where others often can't. Note the symmetry either side of the sink, and the tap in the centre of the window.


Any depth on most cabinets

if you have a pillar/soil pipe box we can make a reduced depth cabinet to sit in front of it so that it matches the rest of a run of cabinets. If you need the cabinet to fit around the pillar we can do that too, building a cabinet so that it fits snugly around the pillar.

Note the base and wall cupboards end just the right distance from the kitchen door. Note also that the 2 door wall cupboard is deeper than the microwave housing to make a feature of the area


Bespoke door panelling

Not only can you have any height you need for a tall cabinet, with us you can decide the way the door panels are divided. This makes an enormous difference to the way your kitchen looks. Please take a look at the pics below that show the difference panelling can make on what is otherwise the same run of cabinets.

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Note the tall cabinet door panels match the base cabinet door panels


Note in this example the tall cabinet door panels match the wall cupboard door panels.

You can choose from the following door panelling options:

1. To match base door panels

2. To match wall cupboard door panels

3. To match larder top door panels

4. To match integrated fridge freezer doors

5.A 40/60 split, a 60/40 split or a 50/50 split.

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Mantles and extractor housings

Some companies will offer you just a mantel shelf, others may have a full mantel in 1 size.

We have over many variations of mantel and extractor housing.

We even make a version that you can slide in to a plasterboard false chimney.

This means that you can make a real feature of the mantel, and get a look that is right for your kitchen and doesnʼt look like all your friendʼs kitchens.


Your kitchen, your way

Most companies have “named” ranges like “Wentworth” that have pre determined door and drawer styles.

With our kitchens you can mix and match everything. That includes door styles, drawer styles, cornice styles, plinth styles, and knobs and handles.

In fact you can mix and match:

1. 4 door styles

2. 3 drawer styles

3. 4 cornice styles

4. 4 plinth styles

5. Any knobs and handles you like.

This means you can get exactly the look you are going for, whether itʼs traditional, classic or contemporary, and it doesn’t have to look like all your friends kitchens! 


All the drawings on this page are from customer’s plans designed by the designer we mention on our “designing your kitchen” page. We believe we are the only company offering all of the above, which puts us in a unique position to help you achieve a kitchen ideally suited to the room, to your taste, and at a great price. Please call us on 01202 475515 if you have any questions about either our service or our kitchens.


To find out what else we can do click here to go to our “customise your cabinets” page.

Handmade Kitchens of Christchurch Ltd, 91 Bargates, Christchurch, Dorset. BH23 1QQ, Tel: 01202 475515