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The workshop

The tools of our trade

Guy leads our workshop team, who still use some of the same hand tools they picked up the day they started. Some things really do get better with age.

Material benefits

Within your overall kitchen concept, we’ll use specialist materials in specific locations, such as breadboard ends next to an AGA to prevent warping, cracking, overheating or other damage.

Exactly right

The craftsman’s practised eye, skilled hand, lifetime’s experience and relentless attention to detail is plain to see in our bespoke solid wooden kitchens.

Built to last

We use traditional dovetail joints in box constructions such as drawers to ensure strength and trueness. Cutting these joints by hand takes real skill and experience.

The best-laid plans

We use modern CAD drawings to produce our plans, created by the craftsmen themselves. Using our personal knowledge and understanding of materials and techniques we can accurately plan your kitchen so you know what to expect.

Power and precision

Our precision equipment and skilled machinists allow us to make all the different pieces for your kitchen to extremely fine tolerances, with absolute consistency.

Shaping your world

A bespoke kitchen is made to fit the space, not the other way round. That often calls for some intricate cutting and imaginative problem-solving by our craftsmen and fitters.

Made to measure

We have the skills and tools to make whatever you need – and since you’re not restricted to a manufacturer’s specifications, feel free to set us a challenge: we’re always up for it.

The perfect finish

This is your kitchen, and you’re welcome to get involved. Some clients get hands-on and spend time with us in the workshop, liming their own cupboard doors with us to achieve the exact shade and finish they want!

More of our customers’ kitchens

Recreating the feel and touch of an old kitchen when downsizing

Liphook, Hampshire

“Downsizing is so hard. Guy and his team at Dowers took on board all my requests for an “old” new kitchen. The result is the heart of my home. Three years down the line they were kind enough to make some changes without charge. Cheerful, kind and professional, it has been a joy to be their customer.”

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A new kitchen for a converted barn

West Meon, Hampshire

“Guy Cheeseman and his team at Dowers made a superb job of our farmhouse style kitchen, which we have been extremely pleased with.
From planning, which Guy was mainly responsible for, through to completion was very straightforward and, despite working in a converted barn where there are no such things as exact right angles etc. those obstacles were overcome with the minimum of fuss.”

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Our third bespoke kitchen for a special long term client!

Hambledon, Hampshire

“This is our third Dower’s Kitchen. I couldn’t be happier with it, though the other two were lovely too. This latest one embodies everything you could possibly want from a kitchen. It’s beautiful, elegant, practical, functional and everything is in the right place. Loads of storage, easy access, a doddle to work in, and because it’s so good looking and restful, everyone is drawn to it. It’s an ideal family space, and we all love it.”

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