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Sevenoaks A21 / M25 junction 4
Sevenoaks A21 / M25 J4

Christmas storage solutions

Are you sure you got the room to spare inside?…

At this time of year, we’re making plans to see family and friends and to spend time together at home. But to echo the immortal words of Slade, it can raise questions about space and storage!

We specialise in looking at space imaginatively. Our cabinet makers are true craftsmen who have applied their skills to busy homes across the South East, creating innovative storage and beautiful cabinetry, that comes into its own at this time of year.

Around the kitchen table 

The informality (and convenience) of kitchen dining is increasingly popular. As well as cabinetry, we can also design and hand build bespoke furniture for your home.

Sometimes it can be difficult to find an off-the-shelf table that will fit the space that you have. We can create a beautiful piece that will make the most of your space, to be used and treasured by the family for years to come.

Here, we designed and built this spacious table/breakfast bar to fit perfectly within this bright kitchen diner. The design seamlessly transitions from kitchen to dining, with matching quartz top and painted wood pedestal incorporating built-in storage.

Never enough cupboard space…

It can feel like that, especially when stocking up on extra food and drink for entertaining. We are experts at making the most of every square inch of space.

By looking with fresh eyes, we see the potential to use space that could otherwise be wasted. We consider height, breadth and depth to find ways to combine functionality with practicality – to ensure that cabinetry, cooking and dining surfaces are multi-purpose wherever possible.

Floor to ceiling cabinets, under-island storage and a cupboard above the double ovens all contribute to ensuring this kitchen has a place for everything. Read more about this kitchen.

Bespoke wine storage

A dedicated space to store wine and drinks is something that we are increasingly being asked to design for our customers.

Whether you have a large space to dedicate to wine storage, or want to find creative and stylish ways to subtly incorporate it – we are always inspired to come up with a bespoke solution for your home.

If volume is high on your list, as it was for our customers in Sevenoaks, a wall dedicated to wine is a stunning and spacious option. Read more about this project.

However, if space is more limited, cabinetry can be cleverly designed to incorporate wine racks and space for glasses and drinks.

Whatever the size of the project, we can design and build bespoke storage that can be purpose built for you, or retrofitted into your existing space.

Wine refrigeration

Incorporating a wine cooler gives another option for drinks storage that not only frees up space in your fridge, it keeps your wine at the perfect temperature.

Wine coolers can be adjusted to create different temperature zones, according to the wine and how it should be served.

We supply Miele, Fisher and Paykel, Siemens and Liebherr wine coolers, and they are available to see for yourself at our spacious showroom.

Empty larder days… 

A larder, or pantry, cupboard is a great addition to a busy kitchen. They can be free standing or hidden seamlessly within a run of cupboards.

Above all, it is so convenient to store groceries all in one place. Especially at this time of year when there seems to be constant stocking up for guests and entertaining!

Larder cupboards can be configured in several ways to combine shelving and drawers for maximum usability.

 A cool shelf (often marble) is a popular addition not only to keep the larder at an ambient temperature, but also to provide extra worktop space for smaller appliances and kitchen essentials.

New heights

A great way to make the most of available storage space is to make use of height. It’s possible to achieve striking and stylish results by varying the height of cabinetry in one wall space to break up the eyeline and create interest.

In this kitchen, we created a zone for entertaining. Beautifully lit display cabinets house the glassware, whilst the washing machine and tumble dryer are hidden in the centre base units, and the boiler concealed in the tall cupboard to the right! Read more about this kitchen.
Here, tall cabinetry is used to divide the room. There are spacious cupboards on one side, and on the other a splendid bar unit open to the main dining area. Read more about this project.

Hidden depths

Adapting cabinetry beneath work surfaces or casual dining areas such as breakfast bars and islands is another excellent way to increase storage space. These can be great places to stow away those items that aren’t used every day, but come into their own at certain times of year.

This superb central island, finished in Farrow and Ball ‘Preference Red No.297’ creates a beautiful and extremely useful centrepiece with deep drawers on one side and open shelves on the other. Read more about this kitchen.

Raise a toast

A hidden bar is not only very good fun and wonderful for parties, it’s possible to store glasses and upright bottles for display in the upper section, and incorporate horizontal wine storage lower down.

This is a beautiful example in a Westerham kitchen. Here we incorporated fully retractable ‘pocket’ doors, to make the most of the space and the ‘bronzed’ mirror splashback creates an optical illusion of space and depth.

Bespoke media units

Home entertainment is a big part of family life for many households. At Christmas, getting cosy in front of a festive film is an absolute joy.

A bespoke media unit can become a fantastic storage solution. We can tailor the design to your specifications, and tie in the style with your existing cabinetry and décor to create a seamless look.

For customers in Tunbridge Wells, we built a bank of stunning cabinetry across an entire wall to house media appliances, a home bar, beautifully lit treasured possessions, along with a spectacular radiance electric fire.

Utility heaven

If you’re lucky enough to have space for a utility room, you know what a useful and functional space they can be – particularly if they are well planned and the available space is made the most of.

Utility rooms can take the pressure of valuable kitchen space when used for white goods and additional storage – especially at busy times of year! They can also be well designed spaces in their own right with stylish additions such as tambour doors.

A warm welcome

A hallway can easily become cluttered, particularly when welcoming guests who are wrapped up for the cold weather.

We have designed and built beautiful cabinetry in many hallways to provide a calm and well-organised welcome.

Talk to us about creating the perfect cabinetry for your space

If you would like to increase your storage space with bespoke cabinetry or furniture, visit our expansive showroom to experience for yourself the quality of our craftmanship or call to book a design consultation.

Jack Hone

Jack Hone

Chief kitchen designer (and chef in a previous life), who loves creating perfect spaces for people to make memories in.