All of our kitchens are bespoke and hand made for your space. This means you are left with no awkward corners to fill and the kitchen appears to have always been there.
Imagine having a kitchen that not only looks exactly how you’ve always imagined, but it also works how you want it to. We use time honoured traditional techniques to make our cabinets and specialise in the much loved Shaker style kitchens and our own classic Sussex Farmhouse Kitchens.
The Shaker kitchens appeal to anyone who appreciates fine English cabinetry, simple style with a nod towards the country farm kitchens that we all love.
The Shaker kitchen is a versatile style and originates from the ‘Shakers’ who were keen craftspeople. They were known for their high quality of workmanship and made a variety of items of furniture. In place of imported brass cabinet furniture, Shakers used simple turned-wood knobs. The Shaker style suits a wide range of properties from, country cottages to large period homes. The key to the timelessness of Shaker kitchens is their simple, unpretentious design, with no elaborate mouldings or fussy decoration.
We supply fully assembled solid wood kitchens in modular form which can be combined with any appliances to make a stunning fitted kitchen. Our kitchens are made of solid wood throughout including frames, no plywood or chipboard is used and all joints are mortised or dovetailed. All of our doors are hung within the kitchen cabinets – often known as “in frame”, and our drawers rest on traditional platforms but can be fitted with modern soft closer bearing slides if requested. Where possible cabinets are delivered in clusters/combinations with all the doors hung, drawers fitted, cornice supplied to fit on site. Our kitchens can be delivered in a fine sanded (bare wood) finish ready for you or your decorator to paint or we can supply cabinets fully spray painted inside and out (or painted on the outsides and stained on the insides).
We put time and care in to designing, making, hand painting and fitting all our kitchens. We care about good quality design and we want every Ely Farmhouse Furniture kitchen and furniture to meet your needs as well as upholding our own principles of quality, practicality and style.
Initially before you become too involved you will want an idea of the cost. As a rough guide an average Ely Farmhouse kitchen would cost from around £5,500 to £12,000. Allow around £ 1500 for worktops / taps / sink and tiles and this means you can effectively install a solid wood traditional farmhouse kitchen at a cost of £7,000 to £13,500 or less. To this should be added the cost of fitting. This is considerably less than normal as units arrive ready to install, so no building / searching for missing parts etc is involved. Usually if the builder is involved with attendant plumbers / tilers and electricians there is no need for a specialist fitter. Customers can fit their own kitchens with occasional help from family/friends.
Phase 1 Enquiry
Post or e-mail us a plan, including your contact number. The plans don’t have to be anything too technical, just an outline of the room dimensions, including locations of doors and windows, and as much idea as you have of where you’d like the units to go. Obviously, the more detail you give about size of units, the more accurate the quote will be, but that’s as much detail as we need. This is a great time to show us pictures of what inspires you; we encourage our customers to send pictures and designs that they like which we find really helpful with visualising exactly what colours and themes you like.
Phase 2 Guide Estimate
Once we receive your enquiry, we will then send you through a guide estimate via email or post.
Phase 3 Meeting
If you like the look of the estimate then the next stage is for us to organise a convenient date for us to come and visit you. We can then introduce ourselves properly, measure up and talk about the project in more detail.
Phase 4 Design
After our meeting we will then put together designs for you to have a look at for reference*
*There is a small fee of £100 for this service which is then deducted from your final bill if you decide you would like to go ahead with us.
Phase 5 Review and amend
Once you have had a chance to look at the scale designs and make any changes, we will review the detailed designs and talk through any additional ideas. This is where we can discuss if you would like to remove a shelf or two or pick a different colour and finish. We will then amend our estimate accordingly and give a fixed quote for your new kitchen.
This price will include all units with worktops, sinks, taps and VAT. There are no hidden costs. We don’t supply cookers or other appliances but will build our units around the ones you choose. You will also receive written confirmation of the quote. If you decide you’d like to proceed and place the order we require a 25% deposit, the balance is due on or prior to the day the kitchen is delivered.
Phase 6 Project starts
Once we’ve arranged a start project date and time with you, we will send you through a confirmation email. We always make sure that we are in contact with our clients so they always know what stage we are at in the design and build process, supporting them every step of the way.