Shaker furniture is popular for good reasons. Its simple, traditional style makes it a design classic, and Shaker kitchens are no exception. If you’re looking for a new kitchen, you might be considering a handmade Shaker kitchen. But won’t that cost a fortune?
Where can you find handmade Shaker kitchens?
There are some very high-end companies that will produce stunning handmade Shaker kitchens. Tom Howley, Harvey Jones, Martin Moore and deVOL will make you a kitchen to be proud of — at a price. And that’s really the problem. Unless money’s no object, this might be beyond your budget.
You don’t need to despair, though, since there are ways of fulfilling your dream without paying a fortune. There are independent kitchen showrooms that don’t have the name but create excellent handmade Shaker kitchens.
Some of these charge much the same as the big-name brands, and a few charge more. Not all, though. Some independent showrooms supply similar quality for up to 40% less.
The problem is finding them, of course. There are hundreds of independent kitchen showrooms out there, so which are the lower-cost ones? It would take Sherlock Holmes to deduce the answer — but that’s elementary for us. We’ll find you an independent showroom that sells handmade Shaker kitchens that don’t cost the earth.
Save on worktops, appliances and fitting of handmade Shaker kitchens too
A kitchen isn’t just the units. The right independent showroom can provide handmade Shaker kitchens at a bargain price, but what about the other elements? You’re going to need quartz or granite worktops to go with the units. And you’ll want appliances of a comparable quality, too. Here again, you can get them far cheaper at some independents than from the big names.
The fitting can be expensive, too, but once more the right independent showroom will do a great job for less. The well-known companies may charge £4,000-£5,000 to fit the kitchen. Many good value Independent showrooms will do it for as little £2,000.
What kind of overall savings can you make?
What you want to know, of course, is how much you can expect to pay for a handmade Shaker kitchen. Well, it all depends on the size of the kitchen. However, a decent sized kitchen comprising say 25 units, including quartz or granite worktops, appliances and fitting is likely to cost approximately £60,000 from one of the well-known brands. If you find the right independent showroom, however, you can get similar quality and service for about £40,000. You have to find the right one, though — and that’s where we come in.
We’ll recommend local showrooms whose handmade shaker kitchens are comparable in quality to places like Tom Howley, Harvey Jones, Martin Moore & deVOL, but cost a fraction of the price.