Design Spotlight: In-frame Kitchens, bespoke and luxury kitchen design

01 February 2021

Kitchens, they’re often referred to as the heart of the home, the gathering place for families and entertaining. When it comes to renovating a kitchen, there’s so much to consider: Layout, appliances, finishes, worktops, colour and more. This is why it’s always best to do some research before purchasing a kitchen.

In this article, we will take a look at in-frame kitchens. What they are, what the benefits are and why you may want to consider an in-frame kitchen.

What is an in-frame kitchen?

The term ‘In-frame’ describes the way the kitchen is made. The doors are built as part of the design and are fitted within the frame. This means they are inset with the hinges visible on the outside of the units. Because of this, the doors are usually smaller.

Think farmhouse kitchens or shaker style kitchens. In-frame kitchens have a timeless and elegant finish. They exude class creating a striking, timeless feature for the heart of your home. They take their inspiration from traditional cabinet making, which creates quality, style, and long-term durability.

These beautifully styled cabinets will add a bespoke and unique look to your kitchen, whatever style you choose. Because the design is classic, it stands the test of time, unlike modern trends that become dated in a matter of years.

Which properties suit an in-frame kitchen?

Traditionally, in-frame kitchens are built in a shaker style and are ideal for period properties, or country homes. There’s no limitation though; any home can have a beautiful traditional kitchen fitted. Classic doesn’t mean limiting. With today’s innovative designs, kitchens can incorporate all the mod-cons and even hide them away.

Imagine a beautifully styled pantry, a cleverly-housed Aga within a fireplace, drinks cabinet, coffee makers, integrated appliances and more. All of these can be incorporated to fit your lifestyle and home. Fancy a champagne cooler? Why not. It’s all a matter of deciding what elements you want and need.

Have a contemporary kitchen in mind? No problem, you can combine an in-frame kitchen with bold prints, quirky tech like the latest Neff Infinite Kitchen system, and Quartz worktops to create a more modern kitchen.

Whatever your personal taste and style, you can be assured that your kitchen will stand the test of time because of its classic elegant design; beautifully crafted to suit your exact needs and requirements; a worthy heart for your home.

Is an in-frame kitchen right for me?

The benefits of an in-frame kitchen are plentiful. The timeless nature of the design means they don’t date in the way fast fashion kitchens will. They are also built to a higher quality, with a high-end finish. This means you won’t need to rip out your kitchen in 5 years-time and install a new one.

These kitchens can also be designed to suit your room’s layout and the way you, as a household will use it. So, whether you like to entertain with dinner parties, or enjoy family meals every day, the kitchen will work for you. Integrate appliances, add the perfect worktop, compliment it with an Aga or range cooker. The possibilities really are endless.

If you want a quality kitchen that works for you, then an in-frame kitchen definitely ticks all the boxes.

Finishes and colours to match any palette

Once again, the traditional style doesn’t place any limitations on the colour of your kitchen.

Whether you’re looking for a natural timber finish such as walnut, maple or oak, or something hand-painted to match the colour palette for your new kitchen, the options are almost endless.

We’ll help you with kitchen inspiration and design ideas if you’re not sure, and can also work with an interior designer to create an entirely bespoke kitchen, which is as individual as you are. You may wish to take inspiration from the Pantone colour of the year, which for 2021 is a dual palette of Vibrant Yellow and Ultimate grey. This reflects optimism for the year ahead. Yellow is a popular choice for kitchens, bringing vibrancy and a fresh finish.

We’ve seen that many of our customers are opting to invest in higher quality kitchens that will stand the test of time, rather than spending less with more mainstream retailers and having to replace the kitchen after a few years. With their fine craftsmanship and attention to detail, in-frame kitchens have become more popular than ever in the market.

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We proudly work with kitchen company Hepworth & Wood, who create beautiful, individual Great British kitchens made with excellence and precision. Each individual piece of furniture is hand-built by their craftsmen here in the UK.

Hepworth & Wood only work with a select few partners. They offer a wide range of carcasses, timbers and finishes to achieve your exact kitchen vision and requirements. All of their drawer boxes are, (as you would expect from a high-quality product), dovetailed and run on top-of-the-range slow close runners. Their doors are 30mm thick and offered in a range of styles including Arts & Crafts, English, Classic, Shaker, Bevelled, Victorian,

contemporary and Edwardian styles. You won’t find these luxury, bespoke kitchens in a highstreet kitchen showroom!

We work hard to produce dream kitchens for all of our customers. We strongly believe that the room should work for you – both in terms of aesthetics and practicality. No two families will have the same needs and requirements. So why settle for anything less than perfection?