Handmade Kitchens vs Off The Shelf Kitchens: Key Differences

Posted by Rhian Burrell, on March 9, 2022.

Handmade kitchen in white with bespoke island and units

When it comes to upgrading your kitchen, you’ll be faced with two main options –  a handmade kitchen or an off the shelf product. Here at Cherrywood Bespoke, we’ve made the choice to offer custom designed, hand crafted kitchens to our customers for a variety of reasons – however, deciding what is best for your home will come down to your own individual circumstances.

Handmade kitchens vs off the shelf kitchens

There’s no definite answer to this question, as it depends on your exact requirements you’ve got for your space. Handmade kitchens offer a lot of benefits, superior quality, longevity, and ultimately, complete design flexibility. On the other hand, an off the shelf option has its place if you are looking for a faster, more standard design for a room with no quirks or awkward spaces. Many homes don’t have this luxury, or perhaps their existing off-the-shelf kitchen doesn’t utilise the space as best possible – and this is where our bespoke kitchens become an ideal alternative. When you opt for handmade over readymade, you benefit from creating a solution that serves both yourself and the space perfectly.

As outlined, we’re big believers that handmade, bespoke kitchens offer clients something that you just can’t get with flat pack alternatives. We’re going to expand on this across a few pointers below, helping you to weigh up your options and consider the reality of a handmade kitchen for your home.

You’ll inform the entire process when you choose a handmade kitchen

The design process for a handmade kitchen is lead by the customer, and our expert team is here to bring your vision to life. Instead of being limited to pre-made designs, you’ll have the opportunity to bring your own preferences to the creation stage, and our trusted designer will give you mockups of how your inspiration could take shape. We’re able to equip you with lots of knowledge when it comes to designing a bespoke kitchen too, so you will be able to approach the process like a pro. Need a place to get started? Request a free brochure from us.

Handmade kitchens are totally unique

With a handmade kitchen you are signing up for a totally unique, entirely bespoke solution. From the creating the perfect family kitchen design, to exploring shaker kitchen colour palettes, and hardware choices down to the final fit and installation everything is created specifically for you and your home. You’re not limited by standard sized, mass-produced units and any quirks or unusual spaces can be worked around and, in some cases, used as unique design features within your new kitchen.

You get unrivalled quality when you choose a handmade kitchen

The quality of the materials, the craftsmanship and the design of a handmade kitchen will, far out way that of a flat pack alternative. By opting for a bespoke solution, you are buying into many years of expertise of talented, highly skilled craftspeople that will guide you through the journey to bring your dream kitchen to life. From initial design to final fit time-honoured skills are used to meticulously create a space that oozes luxury and quality.

Handmade kitchens make more effective use of space

Here at Cherrywood Bespoke, we’ve worked with kitchens of all shapes and sizes. Our expert kitchen designer will look for ways to ensure the space is used effectively, regardless of the size – from utilising awkward corners with functional storage ideas, to finding a purpose for empty spaces with effective cabinetry. Our custom approach to every bespoke kitchen that we create means that we treat every project with objectivity, resulting in a design that is truly unique to your home. This is one of the biggest advantages of choosing a handmade kitchen over an off-the-shelf alternative.

Every handmade kitchen that we produce is made with longevity in mind

With quality comes time. A handmade kitchen is built to last. Investing in a bespoke solution and crafting your own timeless design means that you’ll only have to do it once – giving you a more effective, longer lasting investment that will serve your home for years to come.

Why choose Cherrywood Bespoke for your handmade kitchen?

At Cherrywood Bespoke our mission is to capture our customer’s vision down to the smallest detail, evolving your ideas into an entirely individual, bespoke kitchen that you’ll love for years to come. To really understand your concept, we combine personalised visits to our Oxfordshire kitchen showroom with home consultations, allowing us to create your dream handmade kitchen. We take immense pride in always maintaining the highest level of craftsmanship and everlasting standards that are evident in every project that we complete.

If you want to talk more about a bespoke, handmade kitchen then get in touch today, or take a look at some of our recently completed projects for more inspiration.