Get creative with compact kitchens by bespoke furniture maker Woodstock Furniture

There’s no doubt that the best way in which to create a luxury kitchen in a small space is with a bespoke design team, and fitted furniture maker Woodstock Furniture is an expert in this field due to their work with homeowners on luxury apartments and homes in London and the southeast.

Woodstock Furniture uses a number of tricks to ensure every inch of space can be used to its greatest effect from cabinet design to internal storage solutions. As chief designer and managing director Andrew Hall explains: “Some of our greatest work has been achieved when working within the confines of a smaller room. One-wall layouts where cabinets and appliances are fitted along a single wall or peninsula designs can work wonders, particularly in a compact, luxury apartment and small, open-plan space.

“If space permits, a small island unit will immediately open up the room and provide a seamless divide with plenty of storage. You can transform your central island into a multi-functional zone with a breakfast bar for an eating area and an induction hob for a sleek cooking platform, too. Galley kitchens can work well as a walk-through space, which may lead to a conservatory for dining. Removing part of a separating wall between your kitchen and living area will open it out with base cabinets forming a subtle divide.”

Woodstock Furniture always considers storage solutions, even more so when space is an issue. They create a variety of bespoke furniture designs to make items easier to find behind closed doors – one such example could be a three-tier crockery stacker drawer system with cutlery in a shallow drawer on the first level, larger plates on the second then bulkier items such as bowls for the deepest drawer at the bottom, which will instantly maximise cabinet space. Andrew adds: “We find larder cupboards with two doors and plenty of shelving with condiment racks on the internal doors are another great space-saving solution. We also design floor-to-ceiling cabinetry, which uses every inch of space to maximise storage potential.”

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Woodstock Furniture is renowned for designing and creating bespoke, fitted furniture in Britain for every room in the home. Their kitchens cost from around £30,000. For more information, contact Woodstock Furniture on 020 8876 0131 or visit www.woodstockfurniture.co.uk.

All images copyright nicholas yarsley (wizzwam ltd).

All images copyright nicholas yarsley (wizzwam ltd).