The Highest Quality & Best Value Bespoke Handmade Inframe Kitchens You Can Buy!!

Handmade Kitchen Painted in Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace

Who exactly is Handmade Kitchens Direct Ltd?

Handmade Kitchens Direct Ltd is an independent, family owned firm that was established in 2019 in response to a growing demand for affordable, truly bespoke handmade inframe cabinetry for the home, where attention to detail and superb British craftsmanship comes as standard with every commission we undertake. Please do not get us confused with Handmade Kitchens of Christchurch Ltd or any other Handmade Kitchen company of whom there are numerous. We manufacture a higher quality of cabinet in both unfinished and prefinished, offer way more door style options in numerous wood species, as well as having the ability to Fast Track your cabinets in as little as 8 – 12 weeks. Our standard leadtimes are typically 16 – 20 weeks, depending on content. Even with all this, as well as giving you full 25.4mm thick Hard Maple frames and doors instead of soft Tulipwood, along with German drawer runners instead of Chinese runners, we will still beat or price match Handmade Kitchens of Christchurch, or indeed anyone else. Yes, we will always strive to ensure that you receive

“The Best For Less”, Guaranteed!

Did we mention that we were privileged to install a beautiful hand painted kitchen for Phil Collins and his family?

Find out what Phil and our other customers have to say about us by clicking on the button below!

What do we manufacture?

“Handmade Kitchens Direct Ltd make beautiful bespoke handmade inframe cabinetry right here in our own workshop in Lancashire using far superior materials at a fraction of the price of many other companies and deliver them direct to customers throughout the UK and abroad. With a range of over 200 cabinets available with a choice of 9 different door styles in 6 different wood species and our sale pricing starting at just £150, you cannot buy better. Guaranteed! When you factor in our much more realistic lead times, trade pricing on worktops and appliances, the ability to order your cabinetry either prefinished or unfinished in custom sizes, along with our deposit reimbursement scheme, our overall package is unbeatable!”


Like what you see but already paid a deposit to another kitchen company?

Here at Handmade Kitchens Direct Ltd, we will reimburse you for deposits paid to other cabinet companies when you change your mind and want to commission us instead to obtain a higher quality product and shorter leadtimes.

Free 3D Kitchen Design Plans & Perspective Views

Free Design

Every one of our customers here at Handmade Kitchens Direct Ltd is entitled to use our free custom CAD design service which includes plan, elevations and 3D perspective views. As no two designs are ever the same, this is a very important service to capture your personal taste and also reflect your lifestyle ensuring that your kitchen is not only functional but beautiful!

Trade Price Solid Wood, Granite and Quartz Worktops

Trade Price Worktops

When you buy your cabinets from Handmade Kitchens Direct Ltd, you can purchase solid wood, granite or quartz countertops at discounted trade pricing! This could potentially save you thousands off the retail price from other companies.

Complimentary Trade Price Miele Appliances

Trade Price Miele Appliances

As a Miele main dealer, we provide complimentary trade pricing on all Miele appliances with every kitchen, wet bar or laundry room purchased from Handmade Kitchens Direct Ltd.


Come visit Handmade Kitchens Direct Ltd and see our quality in person and even see your cabinets being made in our factory viewing area! Please call us now to book your appointment on 01254 476475. Appointments are always required due to demand and to ensure one on one time with our designers. Alternatively, Zoom or Google Meet appointments can be booked from the comfort of your own home. Just give us a call or email us!

Why Choose Handmade Kitchens Direct Ltd?

Fast Track Leadtime of only 12 weeks!

We aim to always operate on an 8 – 12 week lead time from the order being placed to arriving at your home ready for installation. This is much better than what some companies offer where you sometimes have to wait 6 months or more. We have the capacity in house to deal with a much bigger volume of orders. This is our Fast Track Ordering service which is available in both our prefinished and unfinished cabinetry. We also offer our unfinished range arriving at your home based on our current standard lead times, which is typically 16 – 20 weeks. However, this attracts a heavy discount of 50% off the standard pricing of our Fast Track Prefinished cabinetry. For example, our prefinished full height single base, BASE 01, normally costs £1199. This same cabinet but unfinished would receive a 50% discount off this price, becoming £599. In our sale, this receives another 50%  discount to become £299! Remarkable value for money!!

We offer the best prices, GUARANTEED!!

We also offer a price match guarantee where we will guarantee to always be the best on price for the same handmade, custom sized cabinetry made in the UK, as well as being of the same quality and service. Yes, “The Best For Less”, GUARANTEED!

Our cabinets have increased strength and durability

Our cabinets are made from 19mm solid wood veneered medium density fibreboard that is jointed then glued and screwed together.  These are normally offered in a Solid White Oak veneer for painted fronts with the option to have Maple, Cherry or Walnut interiors as well.  Most manufacturers simply butt joint their cabinets together with either screws or dowels, but we go the extra mile and make use of a machined joint for increased strength and durability.

Full 19mm back panel on all cabinets

Whereas other in-frame manufacturers give you a thinner 10mm back on bases and walls, we build our cabinets with a full 19mm thickness throughout.  This gives the cabinet much more strength and rigidity with only a small increase in weight.  A worthy upgrade we are sure you agree!

Over 200 custom sized handmade cabinets available

We offer over 200 different types of cabinets which are available in custom sizes with different heights, widths, and depths, subject to some necessary manufacturing limits. However, we don’t just limit ourselves to a set range of cabinets like most companies. If you don’t see something that suits your needs, we also offer a custom designed cabinet service where we will work with you to design a cabinet to match your needs and desires! Also, if you are looking for a different door design such as a slab inframe design for a more contemporary cleaner look, or a raised and fielded centre panel inframe design for a more luxurious, opulent look, just let us know. We will be happy to help!

We offer completely transparent pricing on all our products

We have completely transparent pricing available online via our downloadable catalogue and price list. We still maintain our business model – “The Best for Less!” We offer three versions of our cabinetry. Firstly, our Prefinished Fast Track cabinetry. Secondly, our Unfinished Fast Track cabinetry which receives a 25% discount compared to our Prefinished range. Finally, our Unfinished Standard Leadtime cabinetry has a massive 50% discount compared to our Prefinished range! All still custom sized and made in the wood species of your choice! During our sale period, you also have the opportunity to receive another 50% discount off our Standard Leadtime Unfinished cabinetry, giving you unbelievable value for money!

All our face frames and doors are 25.4mm thick

All our front frames and doors are 25.4mm thick and we offer the most comprehensive solid hardwood material available in the UK with a total of 6 different front frame and door species to choose from with a % surcharge in each case as follows :-

Paint grade Hard Maple Hybrid ~ Standard Pricing

Hickory ~ Standard Pricing + 50%

American White Oak ~ Standard Pricing + 50%

Cherry ~ Standard Pricing + 50%

Hard Maple ~ Standard Pricing + 50%

American Black Walnut ~ Standard Pricing + 100%

Deposit reimbursement scheme for deposits paid elsewhere

We understand that some prospective customers have paid deposits to other companies to secure delivery slots. We aim to reimburse deposits paid to other kitchen companies when someone changes their mind and commissions us instead to obtain a higher quality product and shorter leadtimes.

If you want to take advantage of this offer, we would need to have proof of payment and design/quote provided. Upon receipt of this, we would discount the final balance owed to us by this amount, subject to a maximum of £350 with a minimum order value of £3500, and a maximum of £500 with a minimum order value of £5000.

No tulipwood here, only hard hardwoods!

Nearly every manufacturer of in-frame painted cabinets in the UK uses Tulipwood (Poplar) for their doors and frames.  However, we know from experience that Tulipwood, despite it being classed as a hardwood, is actually a very soft wood that you can even mark with your fingernail! It’s Janka hardness at 540 is hardly above Pine (Janka 420) and we all know how soft that is.  If you do an online review of in-frame kitchens made with tulipwood, you’ll soon see how it is easily damaged within the working environment of a kitchen. In the USA, cabinet makers would never even dream of using Tulipwood for fine cabinetry!! Handmade Kitchens Direct use only Hard Maple (Janka 1450) for the frames of our painted ranges because we know durability matters to our customers who want their kitchen to stay looking good for years to come.

Dovetailed Drawer Boxes in Multiple Species of Wood

Our drawer boxes are only manufactured with traditional joinery dovetail  joints front and back. These are as standard produced out of White Oak, with options to have Maple or Walnut depending on your cabinet interior. The drawer sides are 15mm thick solid lumber, with 10mm thick veneered bottoms for extra strength.

German Engineered Drawer Runner Systems By Hettich

Additionally, we only use the most durable engineered drawer systems available today, so we always stick with the German brands of hardware.  These full extension soft close drawer slides with a smooth action are built to last. They also have 3D adjustability to ensure perfect drawer fitment.

Solid Brass Butt Hinges or concealed soft close hinges by Hettich

Our standard cabinet incorporates solid brass butt hinges in six different finishes as we believe this is the strongest form of hinging available as we mortise these into the door. This means your doors will not drop over time. However, we also recognize that some customers want a sleeker contemporary design where you do not see the hinges and so we also offer a concealed door hinge for this look as an option. Again, we only use the German range of concealed hinges that have a built in soft close action. This option is not normally offered by many in-frame manufacturers.