DIRECTORY: KITCHENS

ELLE Decoration's A-Z of kitchen showrooms

Grey AGA  range cooker among dark blue kitchen cabinets
AGA

Our definitive guide to the best kitchen showrooms in the country, where you can size-up the latest designs, test appliances, stroke surfaces, and ask the experts everything you want to know.

Grey AGA  range cooker among dark blue kitchen cabinets
AGA
AGA

Invented in 1922 by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Gustaf Dalén, these cast-iron ranges are now made at the brand’s Shropshire foundry.

Pictured ‘ER3 100-3’ range cooker in ‘Slate’, from £7,865

Prices from ‘AGA 60’, from £5,925

Showrooms nationwide

(agaliving.com)

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Blue kitchen dresser with plate rack and wood table
Artichoke
Artichoke

Expect handcrafted designs and a respect for materials, with all kitchens made with care in its Somerset workshop.

Pictured Bespoke design for a home in Hampshire, inspired by the large kitchen table in Lanhydrock House, Cornwall

Prices from £100,000

Unit 9, Cheddar Business Park, Wedmore Road, Cheddar BS27

(artichoke-ltd.com)

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Grey kitchen with island and white worktops
B&Q
B&Q

This DIY specialist has almost 300 showrooms located across the whole of the UK and currently carries 11 price-friendly kitchen lines, ranging from the traditional to the trend-led.

Pictured ‘IT Marletti Anthracite Gloss’, £1,091 for an eight-unit galley kitchen

Prices from £788 for the ‘IT Sandford’

Showrooms nationwide

(diy.com)

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Pale grey kitchen with wooden barstools and copper pendants
Blakes London
Blakes London

Book an appointment to view this firm’s showroom, where it displays the latest trend-led examples of its bespoke kitchen joinery and interior design.

Pictured ‘Wexford’ kitchen, £47,800

Prices from £40,000

46–48 Jaggard Way, London SW12

(blakeslondon.com)

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Freestanding kitchen island blocks
Boffi
Boffi

An Italian firm known for its super-chic kitchens and collaborations with big-name designers, including Piero Lissoni and Patricia Urquiola.

Pictured ‘Combine’ by Piero Lissoni, made of compact island blocks

Prices from £43,200

254 Brompton Road, London SW3

(boffiuk.com)

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White shaker kitchen with black handles
British Standard
British Standard Cupboards

The more affordable offshoot of Plain English. Costs are kept down with off-the-shelf, rather than bespoke, styles.

Pictured Neutral cupboard fronts for a modern rustic look, from £465 each

Prices from £8,000

41 Hoxton Square, London N1

(britishstandardcupboards.co.uk)

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White modern kitchen
Bulthaup
Bulthaup

This high-end German brand offers three looks – the minimalist ‘b1’, workshop-inspired ‘b2’ and architecture-driven ‘b3’. Plus, there’s now the ‘b Solitaire’ range of storage and display pieces.

Pictured The ‘b3’ kitchen, from £36,000

Prices from £12,000 for the ‘b1’ kitchen

37 Wigmore Street, London W1

(bulthaup.com)

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Composite worktop  
Caesarstone
Caesarstone

Caesarstone manufactures premium quartz for countertops, splashbacks, wall cladding and floors. There are 48 premium surfaces to choose from.

Pictured ‘Statuario Maximus’, from £800 per square metre

Prices from £380 per square metre

Unit 3, Navigation Park, Morson Road, Enfield EN3

(caesarstone.co.uk)

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High gloss grey kitchen cabinets and wall units 
Caple
Caple

Kitchens and appliances can be viewed in person, by appointment, at this cabinetry maker’s showroom in Bristol. The sleek ‘Contemporary’ and traditional ‘Classic’ ranges cater to a wide range of tastes.

Pictured Modern-looking ‘Arezzo’ kitchen in ‘Smoke’

Prices from £8,000

Showrooms nationwide

(caple.co.uk)

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Oversized square kitchen island with black marble top, black and brass bar stools and sphere pendants
Chamber Furniture
Chamber Furniture

Specialising in hardwood kitchens, this Kent-based business prides itself on craftsmanship and design details.

Pictured A green and brown marble worktop and handleless island in this bespoke design for a London home

Prices from £40,000

The Old Timber Yard, London Road, Halstead TN14

(chamberfurniture.co.uk)

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Traditional white Shaker kitchen with mixed worktops
Charlie Kingham
Charlie Kingham

This bespoke cabinetmaker focuses on classic joinery methods to craft unique pieces of furniture.

Pictured This project has a modern take on Shaker-style cabinetry and includes appliances from Miele

Prices from £19,000

53 Blandford Street, London W1

(charliekingham.co.uk)

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Dark lacquer corner kitchen with island and dining table
CONNAUGHT KITCHENS
Connaught Kitchens

European engineering reigns at this brand, which specialises in the slickest designs by Leicht, as well as bespoke English ranges by Stoneham Kitchens.

Pictured A contemporary Leicht kitchen with dark lacquer cabinets

Prices from £35,000

2 Porchester Place, London W2

(connaughtkitchens.co.uk)

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Contemporary kitchen in front of picture window
DADA by Molteni & C
DADA by Molteni & C

Visit this showroom for designs by Vincent Van Duysen, Luca Meda and Dante Bonuccelli. You can mix elements to create an original space.

Pictured ‘VVD’ kitchen by Vincent Van Duysen, from £40,000

Prices from £25,000

245–249 Brompton Road, Chelsea, London SW3

(dada-kitchens.com)

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Black kitchen units with island and exposed brass hinges
Davonport
Davonport

Bespoke cabinetry – from traditional designs to handleless styles – is made in this firm’s Colchester workshop.

Pictured The ‘Shoreditch’ kitchen has an urban edge that’s a new direction for this brand known for its classic styles

Prices from £45,000

Peartree Road, Stanway, Colchester CO3

(davonport.com)

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White modern kitchen island with three black pendants
Design Space London
Design Space London

Head to one of this brand’s two London showrooms to browse the latest kitchens by Italian brand Modulnova, as well as bathrooms and living spaces.

Pictured The simple, uncluttered lines of the ‘Fly’ kitchen by Modulnova

Prices from £25,000

120 Webber Street, London SE1

(designspacelondon.com)

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Black traditional kitchen with black AGA range cooker, copper pans and utensils hung on wall rail
deVOL
deVOL

Visit any one of this brand’s three showrooms to see the classic ‘The Real Shaker’ kitchen, as well as a tempting range of ceramic tableware.

Pictured ‘The Real Shaker Kitchen’, from £12,000

Prices from £12,000

Cotes Mill, Nottingham Road, Loughborough LE12

(devolkitchens.co.uk)

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Grey galley kitchen with marble worktops and pale oak floor
ECORA
Ecora

This flooring specialist’s London showroom stocks new and reclaimed woods, all suitable for kitchens. Also explore its selection of wooden chopping boards, serving utensils and more.

Pictured ‘Oak Portland’ flooring

Prices from £71 per square metre

20 England’s Lane, London NW3

(ecora.co.uk)

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White handleless kitchen with island, bar stools and three woven black pendants
Espresso Design
Espresso Design

Expect to find Cesar, Euromobil and Aster ranges, plus the latest appliances, at this brand’s three London showrooms.

Pictured Private project for a London home, featuring the Cesar ‘Maxima 2.2’ kitchen in white lacquered oak

Prices from £20,000

Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, London, SW10

(espressodesign.co.uk)

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Oversized ceramic wrapped kitchen island
Extreme Design
Extreme Design

This family business creates kitchens to suit any style. It has showrooms in London, Buckinghamshire and Surrey.

Pictured Bespoke, art-inspired kitchen with a ‘Bianco Statuario’ ceramic splashback and worktop by Laminam

Prices from £40,000

145 Church Road, Barnes, London SW13

(extreme-design.co.uk)

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Two-tone teal arrow shaped wall tiles with utensils hung on rail 
Fired Earth
Fired Earth

Founded with the aim to bring a little Spanish style to British homes, this brand’s vast range of tiles for walls and floors is a great way to bring a splash of colour or pattern to your kitchen.

Pictured ‘Futurism’ tiles, from £79.46 per square metre

Prices from £0.53 per tile

Showrooms nationwide

(firedearth.com)

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Kitchen with etched fascia lavastone island 
Global Luxury London
Global Luxury London

Discover Italian-made Scic, Fendi Cucine and Exteta kitchens here. Each project is curated with attention to detail and luxurious materials.

Pictured ‘Pompei’ kitchen crafted from lavastone by Scic, from £30,000

Prices from £30,000

87–89 Wigmore Street, London W1

(globalluxurylondon.com)

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Mixed materials contemporary kitchen with island
Habitat
Habitat

Find kitchens by German manufacturer Kütchenhaus at this high-street retailer – the Tottenham Court Road branch has 3D software to help you plan your space.

Pictured Industrial ‘Stone Art’ doors paired with ‘RIVA’ sanremo oak fronts

Prices from £9,000

196–199 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1 habitat.co.uk

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Duck Egg kitchen with marble splashback
Harvey Jones
Harvey Jones

For more than 40 years, this company has been making handcrafted kitchens. Its ‘Shaker’, ‘Original’ and ‘Linear’ designs are all primed, ready to be painted any colour of your choosing.

Pictured ‘Arbor’ kitchen in duck-egg blue at the firm’s Islington showroom

Prices from £18,000

Showrooms nationwide harveyjones.com

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Painted kitchen with island
Howdens
Howdens

With more than 690 depots nationwide, Howdens is the UK’s major trade kitchen supplier, with a selection of styles that will appeal to all tastes.

Pictured The classic ‘Burford White/ Paintable’ kitchen

Prices from Contact your local builder to get individual prices for your project

Depots nationwide howdens.com

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White kitchen with white and wood worktop. Island with three black barstools
HUB KITCHENS
Hub Kitchens

Discover Italian kitchens by Record è Cucine and TM Italia, as well as the latest appliances from Falmec, Gaggenau and Miele at this Battersea showroom.

Pictured ‘Concept T30’ and ‘Concept D90’ kitchen units by TM Italia

Prices from £40,000

Oyster Wharf, 20 Lombard Road, London, SW11 hubkitchens.com

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Shaker kitchen with black island unit
Humphrey Munson
Humphrey Munson

Cabinetmakers since the 1800s, this brand produces handmade kitchens in its Felsted workshop using traditional techniques and modern innovations.

Pictured Bespoke version of the ‘Spenlow’ kitchen for a Hampstead home

Prices from £40,000 without appliances

The Joinery Works, Gransmore Green, Felsted, CM6 humphreymunson.co.uk

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White galley kitchen in wooden room divider
IKEA
IKEA

Create your perfect kitchen with this iconic Swedish brand’s modular and brilliantly affordable ‘Metod’ system that is incredibly customisable.

Pictured ‘Metod’ cabinets, from £10 and ‘Maximera’ cabinets, from £57

Prices from £99 for a ‘Sunnersta’ miniature kitchen

Showrooms nationwide ikea.co.uk

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Kitchen showroom featuring stone effect kitchen island
Intervari
Intervari

This showroom is the only place in the UK where you can buy kitchens by Spanish brand Mobalco. It also sells its own bespoke range, as well as designs by Vaselli and Second Nature.

Pictured The brand’s London showroom

Prices from £15,000

16a Wigmore Street, London W1 intervari.com

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Wood and white corner kitchen
Jack Trench
Jack Trench

This London-based company crafts its bespoke kitchens by hand, with a sharp focus on exceptional design and contemporary detailing.

Pictured The ‘JT Classic’ kitchen, from £50,000

Prices from £50,000

5a Rosebery Avenue, London EC1 jacktrench.co.uk

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Pink kitchen with arched cabinets
John Lewis of Hungerford
John Lewis of Hungerford

Kitchens are meticulously crafted within this brand’s Oxfordshire workshop, and displayed at its 13 nationwide showrooms.

Pictured The ‘Rise’ collection by 2LG Studio, from £35,000

Prices from £25,000

156–158 Wandsworth Bridge Road, London SW6 john-lewis.co.uk

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