Our Story

It began from a passion for traditional joinery and antique furniture. The whole team is united by the inspiration received from the masterpieces of the well-known furniture makers from the past few centuries.

This passion and ability to provide the design and manufacturing firstly developed to the local word of mouth success, and gradually started to attract the customers from distant areas.

From the one-man business, G&D Kitchens developed into a trustworthy company, with a workshop and showroom based in London. Yes, there were a lot of challenges, sleepless nights, and hard-working days until we managed to become what we are – solid experts in the furniture making field.

We design and manufacture beautiful hand made in-frame kitchens along with other furniture around the house: utility, pantry rooms, walk-in closets, and bathroom cabinetry. Every project is unique: designed, produced, fitted, and finished by us according to the highest standards.  We hope you will see how passionate we are in creating the most elegant furniture in every piece we make.

WHAT WE DO

G&D design, make and install luxury handcrafted kitchens along with the other cabinetry for the rest of the home including pantries, utility rooms, studies, dressing rooms and bathroom furniture. Each piece is designed and crafted in our London workshop by skilled cabinet makers using traditional joinery techniques.

DESIGN & MANUFACTURE

We design and make various types of kitchens. From traditional to modern, classic painted to natural wood, all crafted using traditional joinery techniques. In-frame design makes our cabinetry look special, elegant and unique. Shaker style doors, doors with various moulded beadings, raised panels, architecture columns and classic cornices with skirtings which determine a fundamental role of the bespoke cabinetry. Stone or wooden worktops and quality hardware complete the look of our luxury handcrafted pieces.

We use kiln dry solid wood to construct our kitchen frames and the Mortise and Tenon doors. Cabinetry carcass is typically made using solid birch wood with various veneers such as oak, walnut, maple and cherry. Drawer boxes are traditionally dovetailed or butt jointed to match the cabinet interior and are fitted on the quality soft close runners. The paint that we use is Eco-friendly, they are water based, hard wearing and ideally suitable for our cabinetry. Brush applied paint is available in more than a hundred colours for every clients personal taste. Quality hinges and handles, in various finishes, like brass, bronze, antique brass and polished nickel are sourced here in Britain from top British-made suppliers.

HOW WE WORK

1. Design consultation

First of all, we should meet and see what you are dreaming about. If you have your drawings or architectural plans – take it to the meeting, any illustrative images will be a huge benefit too. The minute we understand your wishes, we can start the creative part.

2. Design process

After we discuss all your needs and vision, preferred materials, hardware, finishes, you will receive the calculations of the project costs. If you decide to go ahead with G&D Kitchens we meet again and present you with more detailed information regarding the design, will precisely verify all the measurements and other essential details. Once you are happy with your kitchen design and cost estimate, we will ask for a specified deposit. The minute it is paid we will start preparing detailed drawings, you will get our bits of advice on appliances, work surfaces, hardware, paint colors, etc.

3. Design approval & manufacture

Once the detailed drawings are ready, we will ask for your final approval and start the manufacturing process. At this stage, you will receive the schedule of your project. It usually takes up to eight weeks to manufacture a handcrafted bespoke kitchen. You are welcome to visit our workshop while your kitchen is made there and see how it is going

3. Design approval & manufacture

Once the detailed drawings are ready, we will ask for your final approval and start the manufacturing process. At this stage, you will receive the schedule of your project. It usually takes up to eight weeks to manufacture a handcrafted bespoke kitchen. You are welcome to visit our workshop while your kitchen is made there and see how it is going

4. Installation process

Once the kitchen is made, we will send the email you an email informing you about the good news – your kitchen is ready. The installation will start on the date we agree and might take up to three weeks until everything is finished.

If there are stonework surfaces included in the project, these pieces will be prepared only after cabinets have been fitted and we know the exact and final measurements to the fraction of the inch. At the last stage, one of our painters will come and apply the final coat where necessary once the worktops have been fitted.