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What Makes us Different?


Handcrafted and Sustainable, using only natural materials and designed by kitchen experts.

We do and see things rather differently to most kitchen companies. We design, and make everything ourselves under one roof, and our hands on connection to every step of the process ensures the highest level of craft and quality.

We know kitchens. We have decades of experience in designing making and installing kitchens and bespoke plywood furniture as well as a background in design and fine art. We know how to make kitchens that don't just look good but that work.

Too many kitchen companies rely on using remote designers who are only concerned with what looks good in the short term, and outsourcing manufacture. We grew concerned about the lack of use of high-quality materials, with the use of MDF being widespread, and disregard for durability, function, sustainability and healthy homes. 

The simplicity of our designs allow the.exceptional sustainable materials, fine handcraft, and nature inspired palette to speak for themselves.

Make the Everyday Extraordinary

Our founders, Rachel and Ian, are parents of young children and love to cook. Kitchens are the workhorse and heart of the home. Why be limited to the tired traditional designs, or clinical "tech" kitchens? Re-imagine kitchens as elegant pieces of functional furniture ideal for modern life and open plan spaces.

Kitchens are the New Communal Space where we gather daily.

We created Custom Fronts to offer a modern update on the crafted kitchen, helping you create wonderfully atmospheric and timeless spaces where friends and family can gather, spending time cooking and eating together.

Sensible pricing

Fully bespoke kitchens are too expensive for what they are (often not as high quality as you'd imagine), and budget kitchens can be shockingly low quality and unhealthy for your home. Both often use materials like MDF, cheap tulipwoods and toxic paints.

We have the highest quality you will find without the unreasonable price tag.

As we had installed countless Ikea kitchens, including in our own homes, we knew the high quality and affordability of their cabinet system (25 years guarantee!). But we wanted a handcrafted, sustainable and timeless kitchen using our beloved birch ply. So, we added our doors to IKEA and Custom Fronts was born.

Since launching we have had orders from all over the UK and Europe, many enquiries from further afield (even the US and Australia) and lots of interest from industry professionals and interior design publications.  Our showroom will open soon near Brighton, one hour from London and we hope to meet you there.

Rachel getting some nature inspiration!

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