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We’ve put together a list of our most frequently asked questions. Below each, you will find links to relevant blog articles. If you have any other queries, please don’t hesitate to reach out to a member of our team.

What is a bespoke kitchen?

A bespoke kitchen is a custom-designed and custom-built kitchen tailored to meet your specific requirements and preferences. It is designed specifically with you in mind and is entirely unique to you.

Choosing a bespoke kitchen allows you to have full control over the design, materials, and layout of your kitchen. Nothing is pre-designed or ‘one-size-fits-all’. Each cupboard and component is created to fit your available space, your personal style, and your functional needs.

What does a Krantz Kitchen cost?

How long is a piece of string? There is no single answer to this question as the cost is fully dependent on your choice of materials, the size of your space, the complexity of the design, the cost of your appliances, and the features you want to add, etc.

The average spend for a kitchen commission with a full suite of appliances is between £75,000-£150,000+VAT, but Krantz also designs large projects spanning several rooms, and these can cost in excess of £600,000.

Our designers will work with you with full transparency and will ensure your budget is adhered to. We’ll provide options and materials that align with what you want to spend, whilst upholding the Krantz quality standards.

Take a look at our blog for more details on what attributes affect the cost of our kitchens here.

Can I see examples of your previous work?

There are many different ways you can take a look at our previous work to see what to expect from Krantz.

The Krantz Designs Showroom is located in the historic Bailgate in Lincoln, just a stone’s throw from Lincoln Cathedral. Visitors are welcome at any time, and we encourage prospective clients to book an appointment so that we can arrange for one of our designers to show you around.

If you’re still looking for inspiration, our website is full of images and insights, and our blog aims to answer as many questions as possible. You can also follow us on Instagram at @KrantzDesigns to see pictures of recent builds.

Our service doesn’t end with the final tour of your finished kitchen. We maintain relationships with our former clients and we’re always on hand to help with any maintenance and repairs. Some of our previous clients allow us to bring new customers to their house so that we can use their kitchens as examples to showcase our craftsmanship and design capabilities. These visits are not guaranteed and their arrangement depends on the scope of the project.

How long does the design and installation process take?

Generally, projects take between 6 and 12 months from the initial consultation to the final kitchen tour, however the duration of the design and installation process can vary depending on the complexity of the project and the availability of materials. It is typically best to discuss the timeline with your kitchen designer, as each project is unique.

Read more about our design, manufacture & installation processes here.

Do you provide a free consultation?

Yes, we offer a free consultation to discuss your kitchen requirements, assess your space, and provide initial design ideas.

This consultation helps us understand your vision and determine the scope of the project. We also offer a complimentary design service; see more details below!

Do you charge for your design service?

We conduct the first stages of our design process entirely free of charge. This includes your initial consultation meeting, a site survey (if required), a showroom presentation of the full CGI package, your cabinet plan and mood board, and a full quotation.

In return, we kindly request complete transparency is given during our initial discussions so that a realistic budget can be agreed upon prior to any design work commencing.

Please note that we have procedures in place to protect our designs and our intellectual property. We will show you our proposed plans for your space but, as part of our company policy, we do not distribute any visuals or CGI packages until a deposit has been paid against the project.

What materials are used to make Krantz cabinetry?

Our cabinetry is made from a combination of different materials. The frame surrounding every cabinet is made from a solid Tulipwood, and we offer three different grades of carcass as standard: Plywood with a real wood veneer, moisture-resistant MDF with a real wood veneer, and a melamine-faced chipboard.

Cupboard doors are made from a moisture resistant MDF, with any beading or moulding details made from solid tulipwood. Doors are hung from their frames with traditional butt hinges. Any internals or accessories are made from a solid wood (usually oak or walnut), and all drawer boxes are dovetailed. Our designers will discuss your material preferences with you and will provide options in line with your preferences.

Where are our cabinets made?

All of our cabinetry is hand-crafted in the Krantz workshop, based in Lincolnshire. Our workshop team consists of the very best joiners and hand-painters, who work tirelessly alongside our design team to bring your vision to life and consistently push the boundaries of design.

How is a Krantz cabinet finished?

All of our cabinetry is finished by hand. Most of our kitchens are hand-painted using a water-based paint and colour-matched primer. The final finishing coat is applied on-site by our skilled team of painters, and this coat includes a hardener and anti-bacterial agents.

Can you incorporate specific design elements or features I have in mind?

Absolutely! We encourage our clients to share any design ideas and specific features that they would like to incorporate into their bespoke kitchen.

Our designers will work closely with you to transform your concept into a working design. No idea is too farfetched or complex!

Do you only work on projects in the UK?

Most of our clientele are based within the UK. However, in recent years, the Krantz brand has begun to receive international recognition. This has meant that we have been able to work with more and more clients outside of the UK.

We currently have only one showroom and workshop, both based in Lincolnshire, but we work on projects across the whole of the UK and abroad.

If you’d like to visit our showroom but the distance is too far, please reach out to a member of our team. At Krantz, we’re renowned for our client hospitality, and we will work to accommodate you if possible so that you can view our portfolio in person.

Can we have a virtual appointment via video call?

We understand that our Showroom is not local for many of our clients and, as such, we are more than happy to hold initial consultations via a video-call.

When designs have been prepared, we kindly request that you visit our Bailgate Showroom in person. This allows you to see your chosen materials up close and get to know the team you will be working with. Your designer will have laid out a physical mood board of all chosen fixtures and finishes, and we will also conduct a full tour of our Showroom displays.

Do you commission other rooms?

Our designers’ talents are not limited to just kitchens. We can create bespoke cabinetry for any room of the home, and we often work with clients to design a cohesive scheme for several rooms, or even a whole house.

We’ve worked on utility and laundry rooms, boot rooms, bedrooms, dressing rooms, studies, libraries, bars, and cinema rooms. You can find examples of these on our Bespoke Projects page, or feel free to get in touch with our team to discuss your ideas.

How involved will I be in the design process?

Your involvement in the design process is crucial. Bespoke designs are built around each client’s needs, so it’s vital that we fully understand your requirements.

We value your input and preferences, and our designers will create ideas based on your vision and incorporate these into the final design. We encourage open communication throughout the process, and it is important that you are fully transparent with us with regards to any budget limitations.

What is your process for designing a bespoke kitchen?

Our design process begins with an initial consultation. We’ll discuss your requirements, take measurements, and gather design inspiration. We then create a detailed design proposal, including 3D renderings, mood boards, etc.

How do I get started with the process of designing and installing a bespoke kitchen?

To get started, simply reach out to us to schedule a free consultation. During the consultation, we will discuss your requirements and explain our methods. From there, we can guide you through the entire process, from design and manufacture to installation and completion.

Book your consultation here.

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