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Advice on Bespoke Kitchen Design

What Can Suit Your Preferences and Those of Future Buyers

Unless you are planning to spend the rest of your life in the home you are currently living in, you would be well advised to think of a kitchen design that is appealing not only to you  but also one that will be appealing to any potential future owner. The kitchen is one of the important rooms in a house and it is therefore well worth thinking quite hard about your bespoke kitchen design – remember, many people look at the kitchen first when buying a home, and will consider it a part of their overall costs if they think they’re going to have to renovate immediately upon moving in .

Bespoke KItchen Design by Russell Blake, Crystal Palace, London, 2012
Bespoke KItchen Design by Russell Blake
Crystal Palace, London, 2012

At Russell Blake, based in London and serving both London and the Home Counties, we will be delighted to use our wealth of experience to guide you through the bespoke kitchen design process – future saleability is just one strand of a complicated web that you’ll be wanting to take into account and an experienced helping hand can assist you in avoiding pitfalls and realising your perfect dream coming true.

There are many aspects of kitchen design that can help you to increase the value of your property and / or make it attractive to potential future buyers. The first idea that you’ll want to be accustomed with when it comes to designing your kitchen is  that the vast majority of people like their kitchen should be warm and functional. This is, naturally, a matter of personal taste but we can use some guidelines to help us along the way (should you wish of course – the ultimate and wonderful truth with bespoke kitchen design is that you are the boss and the choice is all yours!)

There are several materials that are generally thought top evoke warm feelings: examples include stone, wood and laminate for kitchen worktops and flooring. When it comes to the kitchen worktops, many things that can make them look elegant and stylish. Some people prefer using stones but you can also use granite or composite stones. Alternatively you can use laminate worktops, which are available in a wide range of inspiring colours. You just need to select the colour that matches the theme of your kitchen. When it comes to cabinetry, many experts suggest that natural finishes and hand painted cabinets give a great touch and a homely feeling to your kitchen.

Always remember that a successful contemporary design is the result of good research and sharp eyes. It is always important and advisable to conduct thorough research on the kitchen design you want before making conclusions. Other things that your kitchen design should consider are good ventilation for health reasons and good lighting. You should always remember that your kitchen design can increase the chances of selling your home in the future or reduce them. Therefore, in order to avoid frustrations when it comes to selling your property, it is advisable to choose your kitchen design wisely remembering that it should suit your tastes and hopefully not be too off-putting for any potential future owner.

Therefore, it is advisable to choose wisely especially if you are planning to live in your current home only for a few years. Call  us on 020 7277 9919 or use our contact form and we’ll be delighted to have a friendly chat and give you  a free, no obligation, estimate.

Bespoke Kitchen Furniture

Bespoke Kitchen Furniture by Russell Blake of London
Bespoke Kitchen Furniture by Russell Blake of London

Here at Russell Blake, we specialise in building bespoke handmade kitchen furniture. As a result, when  you get in touch with us, you know that can design your dream kitchen without any need for compromise. With our vast experience and friendly outlook, we’ll  carefully guide you through the kitchen design process right up to the bespoke finished product.

Kitchen Furniture by Russell Blake - Herne Hill Kitchen
Kitchen Furniture by Russell Blake – Herne Hill Kitchen

Perhaps you’ve arrived at this page because you have unique ideas or you want to make a kitchen design statement. Or maybe you are after that personal made-to-measure kitchen or furniture? Whatever your path here, we can make sure that the rest of your journey towards realising your dream kitchen will be a wonderful memory for the rest of your life!

Our green kitchen design uses quality woods from sustainable sources  and with our wide-ranging experience of making and installing bespoke kitchens and furniture we can meet and surpass your requirements.

Based in South East London, we at Russell Blake are always happy to hear from new clients and a look around our Galleries pages on the website will show you the quality of our work first hand.

Greenwich London Bespoke Kitchen Design
Greenwich London Bespoke Kitchen Design

To ensure quality and continuity, Russell Blake himself will personally oversee the design, manufacture and installation of all their bespoke kitchen furniture and general furniture projects. This is why a significant proportion of  kitchen commissions are come through via the personal recommendation of our happy and more than satisfied customers.

We use all the latest kitchen design and storage ideas incorporating pull out storage for ease of access and all the latest state of the art appliances. All our bespoke kitchens and kitchen cabinets are handmade from the best possible material with sustainable timber that has been purchased from suppliers certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

All the designs would fit into any shape size and style of home be it a modern urban loft or period country home. Please telephone us on 020 7277 9919 or use our contact form to get in touch and we can have a chat with you about meeting all your bespoke kitchen furniture needs and exceeding all your wildest expectations! We look forward to hearing from you.

Handcrafted Kitchens London

Personal choice and creativity are often the main reasons many people choose to invest in  a handcrafted kitchen for their home. There are a wide range of choices available for any person to choose from – one can create the design they want and have the kitchen handcrafted and even be part of the design process. The homeowner decides on the materials and colours to be used. One key advantage with these types of kitchen is that they can fit in with the colour scheme of the whole house and  tastes and desires of the owner.

Choose A Reputable Company

These kitchens are made in such a way that the available space in a kitchen is utilized to the maximum. It is therefore important to engage the services of a reputable and renowned company for the best quality kitchen. Completion of work to set time limits is an advantage obtained from professional companies that produce handcraft kitchens. There are also several kitchen suppliers readily available on the internet. Before settling for the services of one supplier or company, it is important for a homeowner to shop around and compare the services, products, discounts and testimonials from other prior kitchen buyers.

Handcrafted Kitchens London from Russell Blake
Handcrafted Kitchens London from Russell Blake

Bespoke kitchens are designed in an exclusive way, and should be very comfortable and convenient when it comes to cooking. In recent times, these kitchens are increasingly becoming popular.  It is also an easy way to change the look and décor of an already built house  if the owner is fed up with their kitchen look.

 Choosing a Bespoke Kitchen Designer

Even a  small space can be utilized and maximized for the homeowners benefit. But it is important to find one that is affordable and within a homeowners budget without compromising on quality. Since the kitchen is one of the most important part of a home, the décor, finishing and quality of the kitchen cannot be ignored. Having a bespoke  kitchen will not only improve and change the look of the kitchen but also add to the value of the whole house.

Selecting a fitted or handcrafted kitchen is not easy. The best designs are those that stand the test of time and fit within the family’s lifestyle. Is the family the type that likes to chat and eat together in the kitchen or prefer having their meals at the dining table?

The design, colours and style of handcrafted kitchens are all within the owner’s remit.
Purchasing a fitted kitchen should be taken like a lifetime investment and should be a calculated decision and not rushed. The product should be long lasting and beautiful. Using a reputable and renowned companies and suppliers will therefore yield professional results.

Bespoke Kitchens London by Russell BLake
Bespoke Kitchens London by Rusell BLake

As you can see, there are many aspects to take into account when looking at the design of your kitchen, and talking to an expert can take a lot of the weight off your mind – just one phone call can turn stress into excitement, and doubt into inspiration. Russell Blake is based in London (and serves much farther afield) and available for just such a friendly chat on 020 7277 9919ring us now and see how impressed you are!

What is a bespoke kitchen?

A bespoke kitchen is simply one that has been especially designed just for you.

A quick look at Wikipedia reveals more about the word bespoke:

Bespoke (English pronunciation: /biˈspoʊk/) is a British English word meaning an item made to a buyer’s specification (personalized or tailored). While it is applied to many items, including computer software and luxury cars, the term historically was applied only to mens tailored clothing, footwear and other apparel, implying measurement and fitting.

Bespoke Kitchen LondonObviously this also applies to interior design such as our bespoke kitchen service for London and beyond. At Russell Blake, we can take your kitchen space and build a kitchen according to your exact needs and desires – just as a bespoke suit would fit your perfectly, so a bespoke kitchen is tailor-made to fit your existing space, your budget and your personal preferences. Contemporary kitchens for London and beyond!

You can also add our green credentials to the list of things that will make you happy choosing us. Russell Blake operates a responsible sourcing policy, ensuring that all the timber we use has been purchased from suppliers certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

Phone us on or use the contact form to get in touch and we’d be delighted to discuss all your bespoke kitchen needs.


Grand Designs Excel Exhibition Centre

Russell Blake will be at the Grand Designs Live exhibition from May 5th-13th, so please come along and say hello.

Russell will be at Stand K50.

About Grand Designs

Based on the Channel 4 TV series, and presented by design guru Kevin McCloud, the event is packed to the brim with ideas, design and innovation for every room in your home. With over 500 exhibitors, across seven different sections, covering interiors, gardens, home improvement, self-build, renovations, technology and shopping, there really is something for everyone.

Whether you are planning to improve, redesign or simply redecorate your home, you’ll find everything that you need, all under one roof at Grand Designs Live.

Show dates:

Grand Designs Live London sponsored by Direct Line takes place from 5th -13th May 2012.

Show venue:

One Western Gateway
Royal Victoria Dock
E16 1XL

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Grand Designs Live