Walk in wardrobes are an excellent way to maximize the storage space while adding a sense of style to your room. They make reaching for clothes and accessories very easy because everything is clearly visible. If you have the necessary space for walk-in wardrobe, you should definitely consider about them.
At Thames Bespoke Kitchens, we design and install bespoke walk-in wardrobes in Surrey and surrounding areas at competitive prices.
The process of getting a walk in wardrobe begins with the design. After our first contact, we will agree on the visiting day with you. We will take the measures of your wardrobe space, but also discuss your ideas and budget.
After that, we will make an initial design. We will consider the colours, materials and the most important, space organization. We will make sure to maximize the space for storage and make reaching for clothes effortless. We will also recommend the door type, dividers and mirrors.
We will present to you the initial design and if you want to add or change something, this is the time to tell us. We will repeat the process until you are fully satisfied.
Once we agree on the design, we fabricate everything from doors to dividers in-house. After a couple of days, we will agree on the installation day with you.
Once the installation day has come, make sure to clear the path between the entrance and your room, for our team to safely transport the elements.
The installation is handled by our fully certified and experienced team. We have a numerous similar projects completed and you can be fully confident that your wardrobe will be properly installed. After just a few hours, you will have your new walk-in wardrobe installed and ready for use.
Our walk-in wardrobes are made of the most durable materials and you will have a variety of colours, finishes to choose from. The word bespoke truly has a meaning with us, as you will be able to choose everything from shelves, drawers, hanging rails and mirrors.
At Thames Bespoke Kitchens the whole process of getting a new walk-in wardrobe can be completed efficiently and quality. From the design to the installation, you can have it all done in one place. Best prices and high quality are guaranteed.
Need more information about the price of design and installation? Please, contact us and we will be happy to help you.
Natural stones are, to many, the first option when it comes to kitchen or bathroom renovation. That comes with a few good reasons- they add an immense beauty while being durable and long-lasting. There are many reasons why natural stone worktops are excellent, and here we are listing 15 of them.
1. Variety of colours
Earthy and classic tones dominate the natural stones colour palette. You can find classic choices like white, beige or grey, but you can also find a bit more unusual colours like red or green.
2. Variety of patterns
Marble is known for the veining, while granite is known for the granulation. They create patterns that vary from style to style. Some styles, like Statuario, are known by the bold veining, and others like Carrara are known by fine veining.
Natural stones are hard and durable and they will not break under pressure. This especially applies to granite that is so hard it will be extremely hard to break.
4. Resistant to high temperature
Both materials are known for their resistance to high temperature. Marble absorbs temperature quickly and that is why it always feels cool to the touch. You can put away a hot pan on granite worktops without the worries of damaging it.
5. Long lasting
Because of their durability and resistance to temperatures, they will last a very long time. They have a long life replacement of 100 years.
6. Easy to clean
The cleaning is easy with just soap and water necessary to make your worktops shine.
7. Granite is scratch resistant
Cutting directly on granite worktops will not scratch it, but it can dull your knives. Marble is, on the other hand, much softer and you should use a cutting board with it.
8. Granite can be almost stain resistant
Granite is very dense material, and while it isn’t completely non-porous, it will be very hard to stain. Marble is more porous than granite, so you should be more careful with it.
9. They are eco-friendly
Both materials can be recycled once you decide to get rid of them.
10. They are unique
Each marble and granite slab is unique and there are no two that are exactly the same.
11. They are always in fashion
Marble and granite have been used for centuries now, for different purposes. Once you get them installed, you can stop worrying about what’s trendy, because they are always in fashion.
12. They are recognizable
There are many imitations of marble and granite worktops, but the real ones are always recognizable by the uniqueness of the slabs and the texture of their surface.
13. Smart investment
Investing in natural stone worktops is a smart choice. They will add luxury and elegance to your kitchen or bathroom while lasting for a long time.
Tastes differ, but natural stones are considered the most beautiful materials for worktops out there.
15. They can be used for other purposes
If you want to mix and match and use granite or marble in the whole kitchen or bathroom, that can be done too. They can be used for floors, wall cladding…
Have you already chosen your granite or marble colour? If yes, contact us and we will supply, template and fit natural stone worktops in just 7 days!
Natural stones are considered the most beautiful materials for bathrooms, as well as kitchens and for flooring. They add a sense of luxury and elegance to any room they are installed in. Why not have a bathroom that looks like a 5-star hotel bathroom? But when it comes to deciding for one or the other, that can give you hard times. We have decided to help you and compare marble and granite, to help you decide which one is better for you.
Marble is known for its veining, while granite is known for the granulation
Both materials are very recognizable; while marble is recognizable for the veining, that can be very distinct or bold, granite is recognized by the granulation it has.
They are not slippery
Both materials are porous, which means they don’t have a slippery surface, as they absorb water to a certain per cent. This is especially important if you have small kids, as you will not have to worry about accidental slips.
Marble can be stained easier
Although both materials are porous, granite tiles are denser and less porous, which means they will be harder to stain. Both materials should be sealed regularly. Doing this will prevent liquids from staining.
Marble is softer than granite
Marble can be scratches easier because it is softer than granite. Granite tiles are so hard and highly resistant to scratches. If the resistance to scratches is especially important to you, then choose granite, as it is much more resistant to scratches then marble.
They are easy to clean
The cleaning of both is easily handled with just mild detergents, water and a mop. Avoid harsh chemicals that contain bleach or ammonia at all costs, because they can ware of the sealant.
They have a variety of colours and patterns
The colour palette of both materials is limited to colours found in nature because both materials are completely natural. This doesn’t mean that you can’t find some of the most beautiful colours in their range. In fact, some of the marble colours are very appreciated and widely known, such as Calacatta, Statuario or Carrara. They have a classic range of colours, with whites, black and earthy colours dominating.
They are always in fashion
Marble and granite have an imperishable beauty and you will never have to worry with them what’s in because they are always in fashion. They will look beautiful even after many years of use.
They are long lasting
Both materials are very long-lasting, and with proper use, they will last for at least 20 years. Once you have your granite and marble tiles installed, you can forget about the replacement for a long period of time.
Both marble and granite tiles are excellent choices and you should choose the one that fits your manners of use better. Whichever you choose, they will add beauty that you will feel like in a 5-star hotel bathroom.
For more information about the prices of granite and marble tiles, feel free to contact us.
Arenastone is one of the best-known brands when it comes to quartz worktops. It has a beautiful colour range, for every buyer’s need. Not only that it is beautiful, but it has other qualities that make it excellent for use in the kitchen and bathroom. With Arenastone, you are getting a high-quality product that will last you for a very long period of time.
At Thames Bespoke Kitchens, we offer Arenastone worktops at competitive prices.
1. Arenastone is a manufactured product
Quartz is manufactured stone made of 93% natural quartz and 7% resin and pigments. The resin is added to make its surface non-porous and the pigments are added to change its colour.
2. Non-porous surface
As we mentioned, the resin is added to the quartz to make it non-porous. This means that your Arenastone worktops will be highly resistant to stains, as non-porous surfaces are very hard to stain.
3. A wide range of colours
Arenastone has something for everyone- from classic colours like beige and white to the more unusual ones, like blue and red. Anyone can find a style of its own in Arenastone range.
4. Low maintenance
Quartz is very easy to clean because of its non-porous surface. The cleaning is handled with just soap and water.
5. It is sensitive to chemicals
However, quartz is sensitive to harsh chemicals that contain bleach or ammonia, so you should avoid such cleaners at all times and just use soap and water instead.
6. It is very durable
Quartz is one of the hardest materials found in nature. It will hold against pressure and high impact of force with ease. Due to the fact that quartz is very dense materials, it will be highly resistant to scratches, cracks and breaks.
7. It is heavy
However, because of the density of the products, it is also very heavy. Some cabinets may require additional structural support before the installation.
8. UV sensitive
Resins make quartz worktops UV unstable for which reason quartz is not recommended for outdoor use.
9. You can use it for other elements of your home
You can use quartz not only for kitchen and bathroom worktops but also for floors, bathroom walls, backsplashes…The only downside is that it is restricted to indoor use only.
Quartz is more affordable than natural stone, per se, but it performs similarly. Because of the price and the durability of the product, it will make an excellent long-term investment. You will not have to think about the replacement for at least the next 20 years.
There is only one best place to get Arenastone worktops and that is Thames Bespoke Kitchens. We guarantee the highest quality and competitive prices. In only 7 days from your call, you can have your worktops completely installed and ready for use.
For more information about the prices of Arenastone worktops, please make sure to contact us.
Walk in wardrobes are not just fancy, but very user-friendly and helpful. They will make reaching for your clothes and accessories easier and effortless. You will have everything visible at one place and will have ease coming up with a new outfit for the day. Additionally, you will have more storage than in classic wardrobes. The benefits of installing walk-in wardrobes are many, and if you have the necessary space, you should definitely consider that option.
At Thames Bespoke Kitchens we design and install bespoke walk-in wardrobes at competitive prices in London and surrounding areas.
After our contact, the first step is to visit your home and take the dimensions. We will discuss your ideas and budget with you and recommend you the conceptual design and the space organization.
After a few days, we will present to you the initial design. We will recommend you the materials, type of doors and room dividers, and the most important, organization. If you want to change something, we will listen to you and adapt the design. We will be satisfied only when you are fully satisfied with the design and space organization.
Once we agree on the design, we fabricate the doors and dividers in house. We will do that in the most efficient manner, making sure that you get your desired walk-in wardrobe fast. Although we work efficiently, we do not compromise that in quality.
We will agree on the installation day that works for you. The installation is handled by our experienced and professional team that has numerous similar projects completed. In just a few hours, you will have your new walk-in wardrobe completely installed and ready for use.
Our walk-in wardrobes are made of the most durable materials, regardless of the design and size. You will have a variety of colours, finishes, and sizes to choose from. The word bespoke truly has a meaning with us, as you will be able to choose everything from shelves, drawers, hanging rails and mirrors.
We have a number of completed walk-in wardrobes for you to look at. You can see a selected list in our portfolio, and maybe even get inspiration from there. With adding a few different details, you can have a wardrobe that will be unique to you.
At Thames Bespoke Kitchens, we can take over the whole process of getting a new walk-in wardrobe, from the design to the installation. Our designers will make sure that not only your new wardrobe is beautiful, but also that the storage space is maximized and utilized.
For information about the installation and prices, please contact us here.
Kitchen renovation is a fun, but very time-consuming process. Why bother going to multiple contractors when you can have it all done in one place? At Thames Bespoke Kitchens, we offer everything, from design to the installation of worktops and cabinets. From innovative shaker to contemporary ones, you can have all done at our place.
The design process begins with our visit to your house. We will take the dimensions of your kitchen, but also discuss with you your ideas and budget.
After that, we will take a few days to make the initial design. We will recommend you materials, colours and patterns. If you would like to add something, or you are not fully satisfied with the design, this is the time to tell us. We will change the design according to your request and repeat the process. We want you to be fully satisfied with the design.
After we settle on the desired materials and colours, we will fabricate the elements in-house. Every piece of your shaker kitchen will be fabricated by us as we don’t use subcontractors.
When the installation day comes, you should be present the whole time. We advise cleaning the path to your kitchen, for our team to carefully transport the elements. The installation is handled by our experienced and professional team and will take just a day.
We have a base of satisfied customers that are the proof of our value. You can see completed projects in our portfolio; you can even take inspiration out of there.
At Thames Bespoke Kitchens you can get your new shaker kitchen at competitive prices in London and surrounding areas. From the design to the installation of cabinets and worktops, you can get it all done in one place. We have experience with both unlimited and tight budgets, with fantastic results.
All our shaker kitchens are made in the United Kingdom and the whole process is completely done by us as we don’t use subcontractors. We have over 100 years of history in fabrications and 30 years in kitchen designs!
Whether you’re upgrading, renovating, making it more accessible or starting from scratch, this is a big investment so, it is important to get it right. And there is only one best place for it – Thames Bespoke Kitchens.
Contact us today and get your dream kitchen fast!
Looking for quartz kitchen worktops, but you are indecisive about the brand? Surely, Silestone and Cimstone are world leading brands that offer high-quality worktops at competitive prices. Quartz worktops are becoming more and more popular with each day, because of their excellent features and affordable price. Not only that your quartz worktops will be very durable, but you will have no problems finding the perfect shade for your kitchen, because it has a very wide range.
1. They have a non-porous surface
This means that water and liquids can’t leave a stain on quartz worktops. This is essential when it comes to using in the kitchen, where you will be preparing and consuming food all the time. This also means that bacteria and germs can’t harbour on its surface, making your countertops highly hygienic.
2. Silestone and Cimstone are easy to maintain
The cleaning of both is easily handled with just soap and water. Additionally, they do not require sealing.
3. Silestone has a wider colour palette
Cimstone offers classic colours like beige, black and red, while Silestone has more variety in colours and patterns. In Silestone’s range, you can even find a bright green or orange. It has a variety of options of one colour, from styles with veining, to completely solid ones.
4. They are very durable and long lasting
Both will handle pressure and force without breaking or cracking. This makes them very long lasting and you will not have to worry about the replacement for at least 25 years.
5. They offer a warranty
Silestone offers a 25-year warranty on all their products, while Cimstone offers a 15-year warranty.
6. They will easily fit in any kitchen style
From modern style kitchens to shaker style, quartz can easily adapt in both. There is a style for everyone, no matter if you are going for a minimal style kitchen or a decorative one.
7. They can be used for other purposes
You can use both not just for kitchen worktops, but also for floors, wall cladding, backsplashes…
1. Chemical Sensitivity
You should avoid chemicals that have bleach or ammonia in them, as they can damage quartz’s surface. If such chemicals accidentally come in contact with your countertops, neutralize their effect with water. Otherwise, use water and soap for cleaning and you will be good to go.
Both Silestone and Cimstone are heavy; additional structural support may be required under some cabinets.
3. They are for indoor use only
Quartz is made of 93% natural quartz and 7% resin and pigments. The resins are UV unstable, restricting quartz to indoor use only.
Both brands are excellent when it comes to kitchen worktops, and the main factor between choosing one or the other may be the colour you opt for, as they will deliver very similar characteristics.
Are you just looking to replace the worktops and not to renovate the whole kitchen? With quartz, that is very easy, because this material offers a very wide range of colours and patterns. If you have white kitchen cabinets and you are looking for a quartz colour to combine it with, continue reading and find out which colours will pair nicely with them.
Going with the same coloured countertops will give a well-balanced composition. There are numerous different white quartz styles that you can choose from; from marble looking styles to completely solid white colour, the choice is wide. Some of the most popular white quartz styles are San Vincente, Artico and Bianco Stelline.
Grey is another colour that will make a well-balanced combination with white cabinets. If the colour is lighter, it will make your kitchen look more spacious, making it perfect for small kitchens. From light grey with soft veining to the very dark grey, the choices are numerous. Among others, we recommend Cygnus, Kensho and Milano.
Beige is the colour to go if you are having traditional, shaker style cabinets. Like any other colour, the intensity of the colour varies from style to style. There are styles with veining and also a complete solid beige colour. Look for Café Gris, Crema Soave and Botticino.
Black and white can give a very interesting and dynamic composition. You can even combine the two, using one for the kitchen island and the other for the other cabinets. Black gives contrast to the white and will make your kitchen look spatially fuller, making it a perfect choice for large kitchens. Some styles to look at include Marbre Noir, Nero Luminoso and Doradus.
If you are looking for something out of the comfort zone, quartz offers that too. If you have a wish to have green or orange countertops, they will pair well with white cabinets. Some unusual colours to look at are Fun- a bright green, Cool- bright orange and Energy- magenta.
No matter what colour you choose, quartz is one of the best materials out there for kitchen countertops. You can choose almost any quartz colour with white cabinets, because this colour pairs well with almost anything. Quartz offers a wide range of colours and patterns; you will have no hard times finding the right one for you. Once you get your countertops installed, you can be sure that they will last for an immense amount of time. Not only that, but they will be also very easy to maintain and clean. They will not break under pressure and will look beautiful even after many years.
Need more information about quartz range and prices? Please contact us and we will be happy to help you.
Choosing the right material for your countertops is an important decision because you will have to use them for at least 10 years. That’s why it is important to weigh the pros and cons of both materials and decide according to your manner of use. Both granite and quartz are excellent materials for kitchen and bathroom countertops and you can’t go wrong with either one of them.
Granite is almost scratch resistant
Cutting directly on granite countertops will not scratch it, but it can dull your knives. Quartz countertops are not as highly resistant to scratches as granite, but they will hold well also.
Quartz is non-porous
This characteristic prevents water and liquids from absorbing and leaving a stain. On the other hand, granite is porous and some liquids like wine and coffee can leave a stain. Therefore, it is important to seal granite countertops regularly and prevent such things from happening.
Granite absorbs heat better
Granite is probably the best material when it comes to absorbing heat; you can easily put away a hot object on it and it will not break or melt. Quartz countertops are one the other hand, less resistant to heat- high changes of temperature can damage them, so it is advised to use mats and trivets.
Quartz has a wider colour palette
Quartz is a man-made product made of 93% natural quartz and 7% resin and pigments. The pigments are added to change its colour or add veins or granulation. Quartz countertops can even have the appearance of marble or granite due to this fact. In its range, you can find almost any colour you can imagine, from classic colours to very unusual and bright ones. On the other hand, granite’s palette is limited to the colours found in nature, with earthy and classic tones dominating.
They are both very durable
Both materials are very hard and dense and will not break or crack easily. You should be more careful around edges though, as they are prone to chipping.
They can be used in other ways also
They are most often used for kitchen and bathroom countertops, but that is not the only way you can incorporate them in your house. You can use them for floors, wall cladding, backsplashes…
Granite can be used outdoors
You shouldn’t use quartz for flooring under radiant heat or outdoors. The resins in it are unstable under high temperatures and UV light. Granite is on the other hand, usable both outside and under radiant heat.
In conclusion, both materials are great, but you should determine what your priorities are. Do you want a surface that is very easy to maintain and will be stain free? Or you want a surface that you can put away a hot object on and don’t have to worry about it? In the end, you can’t go wrong with either one of them.
Need more information about our quartz and granite range? Contact us and we will tell you everything you want to know.
Looking for new kitchen worktops, but you haven’t decided about the colour and material? Nowadays, there are so many options available, it is hard to pick the one that will be best for you. Therefore, it is best to inform about all the options available and choose according to your budget and style of use. If you follow these 8 simple steps for choosing kitchen worktops, you will be satisfied with your choice and enjoy it for a long time.
1. Consider the material
We offer granite, quartz and marble kitchen worktops with a wide range of colours to choose from. Each of these materials has its own characteristic and will add quality to your kitchen. Granite is known as the material that is highly scratch resistant and can handle high temperature easily. Quartz is known for its non-porous surface that is almost impossible to stain. Marble feels always cool to the touch, which is why it is good for busy kitchens.
2. Weigh the pros and cons of the materials
Each material comes with its pros and cons. We have already mentioned some of the pros, but the cons can be also a factor that can drive you off something. For example, granite and marble should be sealed annually, unlike quartz. On the other hand, quartz is more generic than the two.
3. Consider the overall appeal of your kitchen
If you are looking just to replace the worktops and not the whole kitchen, consider the overall atmosphere you want to achieve. If you want a more serious, contemporary look choose the contrasting colour for the worktops. If you like better romantic kitchens, choose a colour that is similarly toned to your cabinets.
4. Consider the style
Do you like more traditional or contemporary kitchen style? That can determine the style of your worktops too- if you like more a traditional kitchen style, choose the worktops with more details, and for contemporary style, choose solid or colours with fewer details.
5. Consider the budget
Some colours are rarer than others, which make them more expensive. On average, quartz is more affordable than granite and marble, but that is also determined by the colour of it.
6. Visit the showroom
If you have a list of top picks, seeing them in person can help you decide which one is the best for you.
7. Ask for free samples
You can take free samples with you to help you imagine how a certain colour and style will match with your cabinets.
8. Mix and match
You don’t have to choose just one colour for the whole cabinets- you can, for example, choose one main colour and one just for the kitchen island. Mixing and matching can give interesting compositions.