Why Choose A Bespoke Kitchen Rather Than An Off-The-Shelf Design?

Laura Ashley Kitchen Wooden Worktop

Once you’ve taken that exciting first step and decided it’s officially time for a new kitchen, you’ll no doubt be eager to get to grips with your design, planning colour schemes, considering layouts, choosing appliances, and so forth. However, one of the first decisions you will need to make is who will help bring your vision to life. Should you opt for a bespoke kitchen from an independent retailer or an off-the-shelf design from your nearest big-name brand? Having dedicated over 35 years to designing and installing high-quality, tailormade kitchens, we certainly believe there are lots of benefits to going bespoke. Here are some great reasons you may want to consider enlisting an independent to help you find a custom solution rather than opting for a mass-produced kitchen…


Better Quality Products

As a dedicated team of independent specialists, we take great pride in sourcing the finest quality products. With many years of industry experience and a keen eye for detail, our standards are exacting. We know exactly what to look for when it comes to quality, practicality, and durability. Our kitchens are crafted to order by trusted manufacturers in the UK and Netherlands. Only the best materials and components go into our furniture, and each piece undergoes rigorous quality control before being delivered to your home. Bespoke kitchens inherently require greater precision and attention to detail to create than cheap, mass-produced products.


Specialist Service

Our family-run business has been creating bespoke kitchens in and around Furness and South Cumbria for more than three decades. We are passionate about helping our local clients get as much benefit from their projects as possible and always put your best interests first. Our experienced, professional team will work closely with you to help find the best solution to your brief, from devising a clever layout to advising on finishes, worktops, appliances, and more. We also offer all the technical assistance needed to transform your space, including small building work and expert installations. You can rest assured that, to us, your kitchen isn’t just a number or a sales target.

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Gain More Storage With Made To Measure Furniture

Bespoke kitchens are made to fit the exact dimensions of your room, so virtually no space will go to waste. We can customise the internal layout of your cabinets to suit your individual storage requirements, allowing you to utilise all your space. Plus, if you have interesting architectural features like alcoves or sloping ceilings, a custom-built kitchen allows you to achieve a beautiful, streamlined finish. Most off-the-shelf products are only available in a limited selection of sizes, which can result in filler panels being used to hide gaps.

Laura Ashley Kitchen Display


Benefit From A Design That’s Tailored To Your Needs

Whether you enjoy sharing your kitchen with friends or need a practical solution to streamline life with a young family, when you invest in a bespoke design from an independent specialist, you can look forward to enjoying a space that’s meticulously tailored to your every need. At Mike Hughes Fitted Interiors, our expert team will listen to your requirements before considering every design decision to ensure your kitchen enhances your lifestyle.

Kitchen Showroom


Express Your Creativity

Whether you love quirky design details or have always dreamed of a dedicated baking pantry, with a bespoke kitchen, there’s no limit to what you can achieve. Every element of your interior can be personalised to reflect your unique style, setting the perfect tone to the heart of your home.


Future-Proof Your Kitchen

Investing in a well-thought-out bespoke design and high-quality cabinetry that’s built to last is a great way to ensure your new kitchen stands the test of time. Ensuring your layout maximises your space, providing the correct balance of storage and work surfaces while enhancing your workflow is essential to future-proof your kitchen.

Modern Kitchen Island With Storage


Excellent Value

You’ve probably heard the phrase, ‘buy cheap, buy twice’. While bespoke kitchens tend to be more expensive than off-the-shelf designs, they will leave you with a beautiful and practical interior that provides many years of satisfaction. Here at Mike Hughes, we genuinely believe our exceptional kitchens and expert service represent excellent value for money.

Callerton Kitchen


Kitchens are so much more than just places to cook. They’re the heart of the home, a space to catch up with friends, relax with family, and spend time doing what you love. For that reason, it’s worth investing in a design that truly enables you to make the most of your space. If you have any questions about what’s involved in creating a bespoke kitchen or would like to discuss your upcoming project, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can call us on 01229 871122 or email [email protected].

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