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Traditional kitchens 


Traditional aesthetics are characterised by elegant proportions, greater use of decorative features, such as mouldings added to doors, and more complex cornice profiles. They may involve greater use of timber, usually native species, and doors generally are set on butt hinges into a frame.


How to commission a bespoke kitchen - From first consultation through to completion


You choose what you want – it’s as simple as that!


Each Marcus White Kitchen design is completely unique.  Since we design and make everything in-house, there are no constraints on the style, layout, materials or the design. You can therefore be assured of a kitchen that exactly meets your wishes, no matter how unusual or specific they may be. It is essential that your kitchen performs well, and at the same time looks great; we will carefully balance the aesthetics with functionality, and strive to obtain the most from your budget.  We listen very carefully to your requirements and are sensitive to the way in which you live in and use your kitchen.  Whether you dream of a traditional warm feel, or a cutting edge contemporary design, we will come up with the best possible bespoke solution.




After the first consultation we are happy to provide you with a free estimate, or you can commission us to produce a bespoke design.  Should you wish to proceed with the design, we will then work carefully, and at length, with you to finalise in writing all the specifications of the project.




Once the deposit has been paid, we will then schedule manufacture of all furniture in our Dorset workshop.  In the case where unusual veneers or other natural materials are specified, a trip to the appropriate supplier can be arranged to choose the specific stock.  As our client, you are also encouraged to visit the workshop at any stage, to see your furniture as it is being made, and meet the craftsmen working on it.




Generally, fitting is carried out by our own employed fitters, rather than external contract fitters, so that we can ensure that work is done to our standards.  This will commence at a mutually agreed date.  We will endeavour to fit your furniture with the minimum of disruption to your life (but please be patient, as we do need time to carry out your fitting correctly and resolve any issues that may arise).  Once you are entirely happy that we have completed all the work we are contracted to do, only then will we ask for final payment.  Should you require any after sales advice or services, we will be happy to help in any way we can.







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