Out of all the places that you could go to choose your new kitchen, you might find that the experience here at Birkwood is a little different to the norm. We are first and foremost a cabinet making workshop and as such we don’t have a lavish showroom with besuited sales staff ready to draw up a new kitchen for you there and then. All of us take a part in the manufacturing process so suits wouldn’t stay clean here for terribly long. We do however have a compact but perfectly formed showroom with examples of our kitchens for you to play with and consider. Along with this you’ll be able to see a variety of on-going work as well as meet our team of cabinet makers.
It’s commonplace in High Street kitchen retail for staff to sit down and draw up a kitchen layout and price it during your visit. Whilst this is certainly convenient this service is funded by the big margins that can be made on mass produced bought-in cabinets (yes, even ‘German’ kitchens are mass produced). The High Street kitchen shop misses out a key component of your new kitchen – manufacture. Instead what you are purchasing is a design and sometimes installation service, with the cabinets being ordered in for you, often pre-assembled, and in set dimensions. Now this is all fine, and most kitchens in the UK are built in this way, it’s just not how it works with us.
We prefer to take a little more time to chat with you and listen to your preferences, wishes and needs. We don’t operate with pre-set dimensions and so we create a kitchen around your room rather than around the set sizes afforded by pre-made cabinets. Our AutoCAD drawings take days rather than minutes and they factor in everything that may be on your wish-list for your space. As there is just one person doing this, we promise that nothing will be lost in Chinese whispers and communication will be as straightforward as can be.
We’re a down-to-earth, honest and hard-working team and are proud to offer something a bit different to the norm. We’re confident enough to guarantee your delight with your Birkwood cabinetry and the Birkwood Experience.