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Welcome To Vale Designs Handmade Kitchens in Suffolk

We are a small traditional business designing and making bespoke handmade kitchens and furniture for the smallest beach cottage to the grandest country house from our workshop on the Suffolk Coast. We have created handmade kitchens for clients all over Suffolk, in Norfolk, Essex, Kent, Sussex and Hertfordshire. The creation of an outstanding kitchen requires teamwork and planning, and our clients will tell you that this, together with the finest cabinetry skills and fanatical attention to detail, is what we do best.

How We Work

Our Workshop

We have been designing and making furniture for over 30 years and we take pride in providing a high quality service to all our customers. All our furniture is designed, built and hand finished by us in our workshop where we always welcome our customers to come and see their project taking shape.

Our Team

Our Featured Work

Painted handmade kitchen

Southwold Kitchen

Handmade kicthen

Arch House

Delphiniums in a jug

Mead Cottage

View All Our Work

Our Testimonials

Andy, thank you for the lovely kitchen you have built for us, we absolutely love it.

We really appreciate all the time and effort you and the whole team have put into this, and Daves calm approach when fitting the kitchen in what seemed to me a building site.

We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking for a new kitchen.

Mary Hennessey

We are delighted with all aspects of our new kitchen and cannot praise enough those involved in the design, making and the fitting of it. It is a fairly harrowing experience, especially washing up in the upstairs bathroom!!!, but thanks to your combined efforts disruption was kept to a minimum. David’s patience and attention to detail ensured that the new tiled floor and units look wonderful and the men fitting the granite work surfaces were excellent.

We cannot thank you all enough for giving, what for us is a perfect kitchen and would have no hesitation in recommending your company to future clients.

Richard and Dee Hole

We wanted to write to say how absolutely thrilled we are with our new kitchen. From the beginning of the process, through to the finish, the whole project has run extremely smoothly. You took so much trouble to get  everything absolutely right, down to the smallest detail. The standard of workmanship is excellent throughout. Aided by your wonderful fitter, the kitchen was completed  on schedule . We are delighted with the end result and will be more than happy to recommend you to friends! Thank you so much .

Janet and Keith Thomson

We can recommend Vale Designs wholeheartedly.  Andy patiently gives as much time and attention to those of us who ‘hum and ha’, and his design is detailed and imaginative.  The product is really beautiful.  The fitting has been exceptional: thank you, Dave!  We are really, really happy.  Many thanks indeed.

Rachel Booth

We would like to say how delighted we are with our new kitchen! Thank you for your patience and expertise!
We are very pleased with the final result and can’t wait to use it. We will have no hesitation in recommending your company in the future.

David and Munaver Wagstaff

Thank you so much! Our units and dresser are absolutely beautiful – we’re so pleased we came to see you, Andy. Thank you, Jason and your father, for the care and wonderful craftsmanship that’s gone in to making them for us, and thank you, David, for your great skill in fitting everything. You’re both perfectionists and your attention to detail and beauty have given us a perfect kitchen. We couldn’t be more pleased with the excellent craftsmanship, the attention to detail, the careful, precise and tidy installation process. It’s been a real pleasure having such friendly and competent people looking after us.

Louise and Derek Chadwick

The service and quality that was provided to me in terms of the layout, the choice of appliances, the building of the units and last, but by no means least, the expertise and attention to detail in their fitting, is exactly what, I would expect, customers are looking for. For me – it could not have been better. And – not forgetting the granite boys – I was really impressed by their focus, work ethic and again attention to detail. If they get anything wrong, then its curtains! To have people on-site who do ‘exactly what is says on the tin’ turns, what could be quite a daunting experience, into something that is very easy to deal with – in fact a pleasure to have them on-site.

Alex Grinsted

From the beginning to the completion of our Vale Designs kitchen I was impressed by the attention to detail and high quality craftsmanship. Andy Vale was constantly helpful, creative, and full of good ideas and practical experience.  I never felt pressured into any decision, and the result is that we have a kitchen which is beautiful, and which really works in every detail. I was able to watch the kitchen furniture being made, which was very enjoyable, and was amazed at the speed and skill of the fitter.  I would highly recommend Vale Designs and would be happy to talk to anyone who wanted a verbal reference.

Elizabeth Tregear

Andy and his team sculptured our kitchen in Aldeburgh and it features on his website and in his brochure – (the one with the centre marbled island and the chandelier)
Not only is the work of the highest calibre and detail but the design assistance helped us achieve what we wanted.
This young man and his team can be trusted and relied upon to do the finest work you will find in their area of expertise, let me assure you it is “sculpture”
Outstanding and a pleasure to work with – thanks Andy.


Dear Andy & team,
we would like to say a very BIG thank you to you all for designing, making & fitting our kitchen. your professionalism throughout has been appreciated & we enjoyed having you work in our home. The kitchen looks fantastic and we have no hesitation at all in recommending you to other people.

Chris and Rachel Dooley

We would like to thank Andy, Dave and the team for the fantastic fitted furniture in our re-modeled cottage.
Your upfront advice was invaluable.
The quality of workmanship is remarkable and the care used to install the furniture and the continual effort to get it absolutely right is pleasing to witness.
We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you and your skilled team to anyone who is looking for a high quality result.

Jane and Martyn Bishop

We are thrilled with our beautifully crafted, practical and sturdy kitchen created by Andy and his team. Andy is very approachable and it was a pleasure to work with him from start to finish. We needed to revolutionise the kitchen layout and Andy made many helpful and innovative suggestions, while taking into account our requirements and financial constraints. We were delighted to find in Vale Designs a team we could trust to take on the whole kitchen project, including sensible choice of appliances, while we concentrated on other house renovations. The result is a kitchen which is a joy to be in, delivered on time and on budget, which we know will last for many years.

Sue and Michael Streat

I have used Vale Designs twice now and could not be more delighted with the results. Beautiful kitchens which stand the test of heavy use and still look elegant and functional. Andy and his team are efficient and extremely thorough on site and ready on time.

Venetia Lebus

We are absolutely delighted with the kitchen, it looks amazing!! Andy’s workmanship is second to none, and the worktops look amazing too. Thank you so much for all your hard work, and thank you to your team. We would have no problem recommending you in the future.

Jane Percy