KBB Review Retail & Design Awards 2024

Winner of Kitchen Showrooms of the Year

Our award winning showrooms, just a stone's throw from Central London.

 

If you’re embarking on a home improvement journey and are looking for some inspiration for your kitchen, boot room, pantry, bar or home office, then look no further than our flagship showrooms in Royal Tunbridge Wells which has been crowned the UK’s best Kitchen Showrooms of the Year at the KBB Review Retail and Design Awards 2024.

Sitting proudly at 81, Calverley Road, our showrooms are every bit as bespoke as our kitchens, with 4 floors full of stunning displays showcasing everything from classic, Shaker-style kitchens to super sleek contemporary looks and everything in between.

Green painted Farrow and Ball Boot Room with oak shelving, shoe nook and bench seating.

Keep your boots in the basement

One half of our basement is all about country chic with this stylish boot room on display, complete with plenty of in-cupboard shelving, hanging space and cubby holes for shoes and boots, not forgetting a bespoke walking stick storage corner. Also known as a mud room or bootility, these functional spaces are a must-have for any family with a love of the outdoors.

Our boot room leads seamlessly into a farmhouse kitchen with a concealed breakfast pantry featuring bi-fold doors, a freestanding table with butcher’s block and a black Aga range cooker adjacent to a large Belfast sink and Perrin & Rowe tap beneath the window.

The second half of our basement is given over to a chef’s prep kitchen complete with walk-in pantry, as well as a wall of integrated refrigeration by Gaggenau, which provides ample storage for the grey Shaker-style kitchen which boasts a waterfall marble island with seating, and sits across from an impressive display of three Gaggenau ovens, a Bora induction hob and a Quooker hot water tap.

 

Green painted Farrow and Ball Boot Room with oak shelving, shoe nook and bench seating.

Our basement displays

Green painted breakfast nook with coffee machine, toaster and cereals and oak shelving and plate rack.
Grey painted shaker kitchen in Rencraft showroom Tunbridge Wells Kent with pot filler tap, peninsula island and SubZeroWolf appliances.

Stay grounded

When you walk in through the front door, you will feel more like you’re entering someone’s home than what one might expect from a typical kitchen showrooms as you’ll be greeted by two working kitchens and a grand, sweeping staircase.

On our ground floor we have two Shaker-style kitchens, one of which has been painted in a blush pink and the other in a light grey. Both kitchens showcase how a peninsula island can be used effectively, with one kitchen highlighting how a design using a hob on an island can create a more social aspect when cooking, whilst the other kitchen uses the island for seating and storage.

Our grey painted kitchen includes a range cooker by Wolf, complete with a gas hob and must-have of the moment – the pot filler tap, as well as a Wolf oven stack.

Our blush pink kitchen includes a Bora induction hob with downdraft extractor, large larder cupboards with bi-folding doors and a striking, circular metallic sink.

Grey painted shaker kitchen in Rencraft showroom Tunbridge Wells Kent with pot filler tap, peninsula island and SubZeroWolf appliances.

Our ground floor displays

First class marble

The first floor is accessed via a sweeping staircase which takes you to our Italian Kitchen which showcases a huge Carrara marble kitchen island with storage, Bora hob and induction, as well as a handcrafted oak, circular butcher’s block. There is a range of hand painted or glazed handmade cabinetry including a stunning full height natural oak glazed dresser with rounded corners to accentuate the tall ceilings. In between the sash windows is a pasta rolling bench created from Statutario marble and which has a height of 82cm – the perfect height for rolling pasta dough. On either side of the bench are two Wolf ovens with storage below. This kitchen also showcases a large, hand painted larder cupboard with bi-fold doors, bespoke banquette seating with shelving above and cabinetry surrounding SubZeroWolf appliances.

Opposite the Italian Kitchen is our Cinnamon Kitchen, a handleless Rencraft design which is a unique blend of our own handmade and handpainted cabinetry but with a modern & contemporary look. This kitchen is the gateway to our penthouse which is reached via a flight of stairs which also houses clever wine storage as an example of our bespoke storage solutions.

Our first floor displays

Modern contemporary kitchen design with SieMatic glass kitchen island, Bora hob and downdraft extractor, circular elevated kitchen island with bar stools and Buster and Punch lighting.

Penthouse perfection

81, The Penthouse has been completely remodelled and now boasts a contemporary design with glazed Crittall-style painted wooden doors leading to a designer’s office at the top of the staircase, as well as an ‘executive show office’ complete with AV systems and a sliding ladder to access a wall of cabinetry, a modular prep kitchen and a WestOne shower room.

The main focus on this floor is the bar and kitchen display which exudes sophistication in its ultra-modern design and SieMatic styling – Penthouse living at its best! The bar area utilises the light perfectly which streams in from the 5-metre-high lantern and bounces beautifully off the metallic elements of the worktop and walls. The flat-fronted cabinetry houses refrigeration and complements the stunning marble splashback and surround.

The kitchen display enjoys views across to some of Tunbridge Wells’s historic architecture and has double aspect windows to bring light into the dark and elegant SieMatic display. The extensive natural stone island with integrated Bora hob and Teppan interplays with the SieMatic Mondial table to stylishly combine geometric elements of straight lines and circles, giving a stylish yet functional look as well as comfortably seating 6 people. The run of handmade cabinetry at the end of the island houses two Bora ovens and is set adjacent to a run of integrated refrigeration units and a wine chiller. The Penthouse also boasts a sophisticated AV and lighting system throughout.

Modern contemporary kitchen design with SieMatic glass kitchen island, Bora hob and downdraft extractor, circular elevated kitchen island with bar stools and Buster and Punch lighting.

Our Penthouse displays

Contemporary kitchen design with SieMatic kitchen island, Buster and Punch lighting, Bora hob and Bora ovens. Cocktail bar with shelving, liquid metal worktop, marble splash back and marble sink, wine fridge and bar stools. Rencraft Kitchen Designer
Handmade walking sticks with oak bench and oak shelving with green painted cabinetry.

The personal touch

Our showrooms are a must-visit for anyone who is considering a kitchen makeover or other home improvement project and our friendly designers will happily show you around the a veritable treasure trove of all the most highly sought-after kitchen trends.

We are open from 9am – 5.30pm from Monday to Friday or from 9.30 – 5pm on Saturdays and welcome all visitors, with or without an appointment.

Why not call 01732 762682 or email info@rencraft.co.uk to arrange a meeting with one of our highly experienced designers?

Our showrooms from top to toe