We’re shining a spotlight on our Tunbridge Wells Design Studio, which has recently been shortlisted as a Finalist in the Kitchen Show Space of the Year category at the 2021 Designer Awards!

The showroom is spread over three floors in a beautiful early Victorian era townhouse in central Tunbridge Wells. 2020 gave us an unexpected but welcome opportunity to redesign a number of our displays, creating a show space that is full of ideas and inspiration.

Here, you will find examples of our Bespoke, Modular and SieMatic kitchen designs, along with a number of different materials, colours, finishes and appliances.

As you explore, you will come across a number of design details that have been deliberately chosen to provide points of interest. Seeds of ideas that will delight and inspire, such as a stunning custom-made pewter worktop that surrounds a circular prep sink, or our lovely refurbed 20-year-old Aga which oozes charm and character. Other areas have been selected as they demonstrate practical storage solutions that our clients may wish to incorporate into their own homes, such as the large appliance garage with sliding doors and oak interiors in our classic basement display.

Everything is hands on, with clients encouraged to open doors and drawers and feel for themselves the quality of our craftsmanship. In addition to the oak, birch or walnut typically used for our kitchens, a number of different materials and finishes have also been peppered throughout the showroom. These include reeded glass-fronted drinks cabinets, feature walls containing replica plants that embrace the natural world, floating shelves crafted from solid wood that emphasis the quality of our workmanship, or beautiful marble effect waterfall edge worktops. All of these have been designed to spark conversations around the aesthetic details and personal touches that you may wish to consider for your own kitchen.

The layout of our Calverley Road studio is a quirky mix of open-plan, meets hidden gem. We are lucky to benefit from a lot of natural light and our ground floor is broken only by the period staircase which rises up to yet more displays. Meanwhile, a secret door in one of the ground floor kitchens conceals another staircase which leads to our basement level – home to a further three kitchen displays including a large Gaggenau wine cooler and a walk-in pantry area.

Just as we would in our clients’ homes, we have carefully considered the use of every corner of the showroom, and by making the most of hidden areas – such as a bespoke under stairs storage cabinet, we have allowed the remainder of the space to remain open. Perhaps one of the best examples of this is a corridor to the rear exit which has recently transformed into a galley style SieMatic kitchen with a biophilic feature wall, wine storage and a cooktop by BORA.

In addition, our showroom also displays work by local artist Lucy Clayton, our wine displays have been provided by Hush Heath Estate, a vineyard located just down the road in Staplehurst, and our cabinetry is dressed with cookware by Borough Kitchen in London.

Throughout the three floors we believe we have created a relaxed, interesting and inspiring showroom experience where you will instantly feel at home.

If you are considering a new kitchen and would like to visit us, then please call ahead to pre-book an appointment on 01892 520730 or email info@rencraft.co.uk

We look forward to welcoming you to Rencraft.