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The Details

Handcrafted to perfection

At Dowers we take a great deal of pride in what we do. Making each item by hand means that we feel every kitchen we produce has just a little bit of us in it. The thought that our clients will be using and enjoying their kitchen for many years to come is incredibly satisfying. 

Safe and sound
Safe and sound

We always install breadboard ends on wooden worktops where they butt up to an AGA, Rayburn or similar appliance to minimise shrinkage damage to the worktop.

The perfect line
The perfect line

Joining two sections of timber on a diagonal helps to create a smooth finish and harmonious appearance on a surface feature such as a breakfast bar.

Hidden beauty
Hidden beauty

Traditional dovetails are precise and very strong, extremely important for a busy kitchen where drawers are increasing becoming more important than doors in base units.

Going with the flow
Going with the flow

Appliances like fridges need to have air circulation around them. Rather than just leave a gap it part of the kitchen..

Creating space
Creating space

Bookshelves at the end of a cabinet or islands create useful extra storage space; full-width drawer fronts cleverly maintain the overall look.

Virtue out of necessity
Virtue out of necessity

You may not have much choice about having the boiler in your kitchen – but building a matching cabinet around means you don’t have to look at it.

Natural extension
Natural extension

Rather than cover up existing interesting features in a wall, by not putting a back on a cupboard and we create a feature inside the cupboard. As shown in this dresser.

Sharp thinking
Sharp thinking

A dedicated drawer with a selection of pre-cut slots is the simplest, safest and most practical way to store your kitchen knives.

Everything in its place
Everything in its place

Cupboards next to the cooker, units cut to fit around existing features like beams, even a special bin cupboard – we’ll help you make use of every inch of space.

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Discover our process

We understand you’re going to ask a lot of your new kitchen. Which is why we’ll design it around your exact requirements, down the very last detail. Then we’ll handbuild every bit of it using the finest materials, and craft skills developed over decades, to make sure it does everything you need it to – and look good doing it for years to come.

Owning a handbuilt kitchen is one of the life’s great pleasures. We’ve always believed that the process of creating it should be just as enjoyable. It’s creative. It’s fun. And we should probably add: it can be just a little addictive.

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