Bespoke Kitchen Options: The Main Finish

One of the best things about a bespoke kitchen are the endless options. This can be very daunting though, and having it broken down makes the process much easier.

Below we’ve broken down our cabinet construction in to bite size sections with the options available. You can download this guide or on our useful documents under Main Kitchen Finish.

Frame

All of our frames are made from solid tulip wood as standard. A very subtle detail on this can make a huge difference to the overall look of your kitchen.

There are two options when selecting your door frame:

  • Shaker: Totally flat frame
  • Cockbead: A small 5mm round bead is routered around all doors and frames

The majority of our projects have a cockbead frame.

Door Style

As standard our doors are crafted from solid tulipwood with an MDF panel in the centre. You have the option to select which profile goes in to the centre of this panel. Note that all our drawer fronts as standard are flat. If you require profiles on drawers please discuss with your project manager.

There are five door styles available:

  • Traditional: A large bead
  • Oxford: A similar profile to Ogee
  • Chamfer: A 45 degree angled cut
  • Shaker: A 90 degree straight cut
  • Small Bead: A series of small beads

Below you can see the design of each door profile.

End Panel

As standard our end panels are crafted from solid tulipwood with an MDF panel in the centre. You have the option to select which profile goes in to the centre of this panel.
There are six door styles available:

  • Traditional: A large bead
  • Oxford: A similar profile to Ogee
  • Chamfer: A 45 degree angled cut
  • Shaker: A 90 degree straight cut
  • Small Bead: A series of small beads

Tongue and Groove: An unframed flat panel with a series of beads
Below you can see the design of each end panel profile.

Hinges

For a more traditional hand made look to your cabinets we would always advise selecting a butt hinge. For modern projects we often see soft close being used.

There are five options with hinges:

  • Stainless Steel: Butt hinge
  • Anvil: Butt hinge in a pewter finish
  • Brass: Butt hinge
  • Antique Bronze: Butt hinge
  • Soft close: Not seen when the cabinet is closed

As standard all our cabinets have either a Stainless Steel butt hinge or Soft Close.

Please note that any integrated appliances have the cabinet door attached so will give the appearance of a soft close hinge

Internals

Often overlooked, it’s as important for us what happens on the inside of a cabinet as outside.
There are five options when considering cabinet internals:

  • Birch Plywood: Finished with a 2% lacquer
  • Oak: Solid
  • Oak Ply: Engineered plywood with a oak face
  • Raw Pine: Solid finished with a 2% lacquer
  • Waxed Pine: Solid pine finished with Fiddes rugger wax

As standard we quote in raw/waxed pine. Please speak to your project manager for further details.

Handles

When it comes to handles you have plenty of options to choose from.
Here’s a list of handle suppliers we recommend:

If you’ve found something you love then we’re more than happy for you to supply and we can install.

Two very popular combinations that we use are burnt brass and hammered pewter (see below). Both these finishes can be seen below and on many pieces in our Yorkshire showroom.

Plinth

Our plinth options can change the whole aesthetic of your kitchen. Whether you want a fully fitted or freestanding look we will have an option for your vision.
There are four options when selecting your plinth:

  • Traditional: A skirting board style finish that is fitted to the front of the cabinets and scribed to the floor
  • Brighton: Each individual unit has a set back kick board between the cabinet frame
  • Manhattan: Certain sections have set back kick board between the cabinet frame
  • Contemporary: This is completely set back behind all of the kitchen cabinets

The majority of our projects have a traditional plinth.

Cornice

Like our plinth, we have plenty of cornice options for you to choose from. From a traditional farmhouse to modern flat, we’ll have cornice that works for you.
There are four options when selecting your cornice:

  • Oxford: A modern take on our traditional cornice. This stands proud 60mm
  • Traditional: A firm favourite, numerous beads make up the 50mm profile
  • Round End: Only available if round end corners are in your design
  • Square: Crisp and modern, square cornice is a subtle finish to you cabinets

The majority of our projects have a traditional cornice.

Colour

We use the full colour palette of Little Greene. All our kitchen units are painted in their Intelligent Eggshell finish. This has been formulated to resist moisture, staining and general wear and tear, it has a tough yet subtle finish and is a superb paint.

It is possible for us to colour match other brands using Little Greene paint. Please note that these colours cannot be guaranteed to the original.

All our cabinetry goes through the following paint process:

  • One Aluminium Primer
  • Two sprayed Under coats
  • Two sprayed finish of chosen colour
  • Two hand finish of chosen colour
  • Final touch up on site

You’re able to select any colour by The Little Greene Paint company.

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