Our Workshop is only a few miles away from the sea and we have created kitchens for several houses along the sea front at Southwold, Thorpeness and Aldeburgh. I have put together some examples to help give you some ideas. White or blue painted … Continue reading Nautical Theme Kitchens
I have put together some bright and light Spring ideas to give you inspiration for your new kitchen from our archives. All these kitchens have been handmade by us and if you would like more information then please contact us. … Continue reading Spring Ideas for your New Kitchen
Here is the completed kitchen at Suffolk house. For more photos view our slideshow page: Suffolk House … Continue reading Diary of a Handmade Kitchen – The Final Part
We designed and built this handmade kitchen for this Victorian Town House in Colchester. This simple hand-painted shaker style kitchen has everything; plenty of storage including deep pan drawers, Azul Grey granite worktops, Neff appliances and … Continue reading Colchester Victorian Town House Kitchen
The heart of any home is the Kitchen and that's why at Vale Designs we take the time to find out how you want to use this important space. We don't just fill the available space with a series of boxes, we design your kitchen so it's as individual as … Continue reading The Heart of Your Home
Did you know that we also make bespoke bathroom furniture? We were delighted to be able to showcase what we can do with curves for the bathrooms of this Suffolk House. We made 4 vanity units of different sizes and 2 curved bath panels and our … Continue reading We also do bathrooms!
We would like to wish all our customers, old and new, a Happy New Year. We have had a break over Christmas but our workshop is now back to being a hive of activity and we welcome you to come by and see for yourself that everything we make is handmade … Continue reading Happy New Year!
Pinterest is a great way to help design your new kitchen. Once you have sign-up with Pinterest you can pin any image you find online which will then 'pin it' to your 'pin board' , allowing you to build up a design mood board. Some websites, such … Continue reading Use Pinterest to Design Your Kitchen
The final stage in the diary of a handmade kitchen is the delivery and installation. David, our fitter, spend 5 days fitting the kitchen furniture and appliances, after which the Granite Worktops were fitted. The kitchen looks great and our … Continue reading Diary of a Handmade Kitchen – Part 4
The Kitchen for Suffolk House is really taking shape - all the cupboard carcasses are assembled and the doors have been fitted. The kitchen has been primed and hand painted ready for installation next week. Go to Diary of a … Continue reading Diary of a Handmade Kitchen – Part 3
The kitchen for our client in Woodbridge is in progress in the workshop. The doors, drawers and cupboard carcases have been machined and assembled and is now being sanded down prior to hand painting. … Continue reading Diary of a Handmade Kitchen – Part 2
This is Part 1 of a series of posts I will be making following the progress of one of our Handmade Kitchens for a house in Woodbridge. Our Client came to see us back in March as we had been recommended to them by a previous customer. They had … Continue reading Diary of a Handmade Kitchen – Part 1
We're currently working on a project to make a handmade kitchen and curved vanity units for a 16th century Suffolk country house. We used a combination of techniques that we have developed from years of experience to produce the curves on the … Continue reading Curved Vanity Units in progress
It's not often that we get the chance to make a kitchen out of Maple so we were delighted when we were asked to work on this project. The rounded corners and cornice mouldings, as seen on many of our painted kitchens, look stunning in Maple where the … Continue reading Handmade Kitchen in Maple at Wood Farm Cottage, Suffolk
We designed and build this stylish handmade kitchen for our client in Benhall to compliment the light and airy open plan room which is used for entertaining. Note the gorgeous little knobs on the drawers and cupboards. For more photos go to Benhall … Continue reading Handmade Kitchen in Benhall
This project was to design & build a country kitchen for a converted dairy, built in 1830 and set deep in the Suffolk countryside. With a plentiful kitchen garden outside, Andy designed this kitchen with ample space for preserving & cooking … Continue reading A country kitchen at The Old Dairy in Tunstall
Happy 77th Birthday to Alec who is Andy's father as well as our painter at Vale Designs. He was interviewed on Radio Suffolk today about people who work well into their retirement and said he still loves working. He takes pride and the utmost care in … Continue reading Happy Birthday Alec!
This months Ideal Home Magazine features our handmade kitchens at The Rest in Aldeburgh, Suffolk. … Continue reading Ideal Home Magazine feature
We would love to have a showroom but unfortunately only have space for a small display so we have produced a brochure that showcases some of our handmade kitchens. It features 5 very different designs, demonstrating that we are are truly bespoke and … Continue reading Our New Brochure