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Kitchens built on our love of craftsmanship
Although every Dowers kitchen is a one-off, they all begin with the same proven path; from the initial site visit to the finished kitchen in your home. The path we follow is designed to help you realise the kitchen of your dreams which is aesthetically pleasing, built to last and practical. Each client has their own wish list and we're here to turn that list into a reality.
This first stage is fundamental to all that happens thereafter, but it’s important to stress that nothing’s set in stone at this stage. As the project comes together you can add, remove or completely rethink any element you wish; and you’re under no obligation to take matters any further if you change your mind. It is important to us that the kitchen is right for you, and that you are thrilled with the end product.
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“Our kitchens are designed to be easy to live with and built to last for the decades to come.”
At Dowers we take a great deal of pride in what we do. Making each element of a new kitchen by hand means that we stay true to our values. We don’t use the easiest construction techniques at the expense of quality, we don’t rely on pre-built units and we don’t cut corners! All of this effort produces a kitchen which is built to last and built to serve its new owner. The thought that our clients will be using and enjoying their kitchen for many years to come is incredibly satisfying.
Owning a hand-built kitchen is one of life’s great pleasures. We’ve always believed that the process of creating a kitchen should be just as enjoyable and exciting. It’s creative, immersive, fun and challenging at times! Our showroom has many examples of worktops, handles, finished, drawers, unit and more. We’re based in Liss (near Petersfield) in Hampshire, and we would love you to pop in for a cup of tea to discuss your ideas. You’re also welcome to view our workshop where everything is made on-site – you’ll see how we work, the tools we use, and just how “hand made” we really are!
The kitchen design and build process
1. Initial site visit
We’ll visit your home to get a feel for the space, how you use it, and what you want from your new kitchen in terms of both aesthetics and ergonomics. We’ll take measurements and photos, identify any structural work that may be required and discuss with you how you want the kitchen laid out. Then we will create initial plans and come back to you with a detailed quotation.
2. Showroom meeting
We ask you to come into our showroom where, we’ll go through the initial drawings, discuss any alterations or amendments you want. We can show you various features that have been included or we suggest you should think about. We’ll also discuss the practicalities and construction plans
3. Refining the project specification and full drawings
This is a collaborative process: if you’re not sure about something, we’ll talk about and, if necessary, change it. We’ll go through as many iterations as you need to finalise the design and budget. What matters is that you’re completely happy.
4. The project begins!
Congratulations – your new kitchen is going ahead. Even at this stage, the design, specification and budget are flexible; in fact, you can make changes right up to the final survey, which we’ll conduct about a week before we start the build.
5. Build & installation
We’ll invite you to our workshop to see your kitchen in progress. Some details, such as cutlery drawers and spice racks, can only be decided once the installation is underway and you get a feel for where you are going to store things.
We’ll help you care for your kitchen throughout its (very long) life. Whether it’s cosmetic, mechanical or structural, a breakage or failure, repairs or replacements, or just dealing with the inevitable wear and tear, we’re always here for you, and just a phone call or email away.