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Harvey Jones Kitchens, or and other kitchens.

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PureQuintessence Tue 12-Feb-13 23:03:13

I want a beautiful modern shaker style or traditional good quality kitchen.
Any recommendations?

PureQuintessence Wed 13-Feb-13 16:29:21

Lots of great ideas here to investigate. Love all the links, such beautiful kitchens!


pootlebug Wed 13-Feb-13 17:31:11

Another Higham fan here. They did our kitchen and it is fabulous. They were also really great to work with

britishbakeoff Wed 13-Feb-13 23:19:53

I have the Heritage Grey from Wickes (or Borrowdale from Benchmarx - same kitchen but cheaper). The colour is F&B French Grey. I have a large kitchen and it was about £5K. Delighted with it and it get slots of compliments. PM me if you'd like a pic.

HAve just had a kitchen fitted which I ordered from - mine is a different style but they make painted, in frame styles.

Very happy with the quality. And price smile

FatherThing Fri 15-Feb-13 19:43:05

I know that for some great place for advise and design ideas, especially if you're considering a wood finish.

I love an oak (not that I can afford it!) but you can always get cheaper timbers. You might want to think about mixing things up a bit with a combination of exposed and painted timber. I've seen a few examples and it really makes a difference to the design. Make it unique in a way as well.

Hope this helps.

FatherThing Fri 15-Feb-13 19:48:51

It would also help if I read what I write before I push the Post Message button blush

betterwhenthesunshines Fri 15-Feb-13 20:15:57

After a lot of research I went with It has been delivered and fitted, but still to be painted (by me!) and the fitter commented on how high quality it was. All made to exact measurements .

Honestyisbest Sat 16-Feb-13 15:38:42

We are mid way through buying a Harvey Jones kitchen. We are very impressed by them so far. Fab design, great planning and they guide you through the whole process. It's costing a lot, but it is my first ever kitchen that's been chosen by me, I have waited a long time!
We are going for grey shaker cupboards, a light granite and s steel appliances, ooh and bravely a wooden floor (sick to death of ceramic tiles!)

staverton Sat 16-Feb-13 19:51:47

Honesty sounds quite like mine, and i love it. Wooden floor as well! (although with white oil on)

Pannacotta Sat 16-Feb-13 20:59:07

I found this blog post today and am pretty impressed with the IKEA kitchen which looks very smart, so that might be an option OP?

Honestyisbest Sat 16-Feb-13 21:33:02

Staverton, what is white oil? We are going for oak flooring, thinking of waxing it, should I be oiling it?
Have u got a light granite too? I want something white/grey.

staverton Sun 17-Feb-13 01:30:00

Hi - we've used a white oil by osmo on top of engineered boards so the planks look white

Granite is white and we love it!
Pm me you email and I will send you a pic.

staverton Sun 17-Feb-13 01:30:37

Hmm. Maybe it's wax actually? It's osmo snee.

Honestyisbest Sun 17-Feb-13 08:55:43

pm ing you now....

Tatters102 Tue 07-May-13 18:01:37

We bought a bespoke shaker style painted kitchen from Woodworks of Lewes It is the most beautiful and functional room in the house now. They make everything by hand and every piece is bespoke. Couldn't recommend them enough! Our kitchen cost £35K but they start around 25K and are the best quality you could ever wish for with such attention to detail and such lovely people too. Previously we bought a Plain English in our last house and it wasn't that great, quality was pretty poor and the doors quite flimsy with chipboard carcases. If you're Sussex based then I'd suggest Woodworks.

spotty26 Tue 07-May-13 22:07:50

Try the Old Creamery too, rather like Parlour Farm. Plain English have a cheaper brand now British Standard...

Ramona75 Fri 10-May-13 08:31:15

£50,000 for a kitchen? Where are you buying it from hehe

Kensalmum Mon 27-May-13 11:00:38

Intrigued that you were not happy with Plain English do tell me more - were they really chip board? All this goes to prove what I thought which is that the fitted kitchen business is a rip off which makes the banking crisis look like petty theft. Think about it.....£45,000 for a load of cupboards!? How many cupboards could you buy (do you need?) for £45,000 in even a very expensive shop and then you could have them fitted all together? Plus as I have discovered it is scientifically proven that the more cupboard storage you have the more useless gadgets you will buy and use once.

We are going for a larder i.e. a tiny room the kitchen with lots of shelves = £1000 which leaves plenty of money for the Lacanche cooker (2nd hand ebay) my own "hand build" cupboards made by local chippy plus polished concrete worktop. that ebay ex display "as new" mega fridge

I would happily pay £45,000 if I thought that I would get £45,000 of value for my money but in reality you are paying for their poncy showroom in Marylebone high street plus being patronised by their snotty staff.

Nburn Wed 05-Jun-13 22:24:17

I have heard the same about Plain English...

I know a joinery firm in Shoreditch that is launching its kitchen ranges this summer... handmade, no woodchips etc.

If you're happy for it to be photographed for their marketing, it would come at a lower price.

I have details if interested.

Brugmansia Thu 06-Jun-13 09:36:27

I would actually be interested in this as we'll be putting a new kitchen in within the next couple of months.

Nburn Thu 06-Jun-13 21:14:03


the company is called Falkus Joinery in Shoreditch. 02077494280 and the guy my friend spoke to is called Will.

Good luck!

floppyflapjack Wed 04-Sep-13 12:32:09

We had our kitchen done this time last year by Simon Benjamin Furniture.

It's a hand painted shaker style all real wood because we didn't like the idea of chipboard or MDF. I really love it and they were really nice which always helps.

Our kitchens pretty big and it was sooo much less than plain english.. They had a sale on at the time which was handy... plus I thought they were more attentive, maybe because they're a family company whereas p.e didn't seem all that bothered with us at all.

I think their website is

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lozz12 Tue 05-Nov-13 07:25:51

We are getting a hj kitchen right now. They are good quality furniture but the service and installation through them has not been so good. This maybe because our kitchen consultant is new to the job and was not strong on design. Our mantle measurements were wrong and they tried to correct on site instead of making a new one. Same with having to correct our sink unit which did not work with the sink that they ordered. When you pay our do much money to a big kitchen company you don't expect things like basic measurements to go wrong.

kitchens cost a lot of money. A slightly cheaper one can do the same job and there are imitations
of inframe out there. But if you have the money to spend and like the butt hinges make sure you find a good kitchen consultant that you are comfortable with. Don't be tempted by discounts and sales. Itd all priced in and they cost relatively the same.

Daisybell1 Tue 05-Nov-13 08:03:13

I'm in the process of ordering an Evo kitchen Paul has been pretty confident about getting exactly what I want (traditional oak, but non-fussy).

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