Testimonals

Worcester (H Williams)

Having bought a Victorian house which needed completely gutting I was faced with the daunting task of designing a kitchen. Having been to various high street kitchen designers and coming away feeling disappointed it was with a sense of relief when Steven James came recommended. From the outset I knew that we had chosen the right person. Nothing was too much trouble and the attention to detail surpassed my expectations. I was able to change my mind as many times as I wanted up until they started making the cabinets which was fantastic as I can be quite indecisive. Steve, Paula and the team are so friendly and will sort out anything for you from helping with the design to ordering all the appliances. The fitters are the nicest people and the quality of the cabinetry is exemplary. I know we made the right decision as every morning when I come down into my kitchen it gives me a buzz and I feel so lucky. Thank you again to Steve, Paula and the team for all your hard work and understanding.


Barnt Green (Mr & Mrs Cartwright)

We re-designed our home two years ago and needed a kitchen. I did not want any ordinary kitchen but a hand-made bespoke one. So I looked at all the major Kitchen design houses but did not want to pay a six figure price for it. My architect directed me to Steven James Kitchens and I felt immediately comfortable with Steve and trusted them to build me the kitchen of my dreams. I did not make a mistake we are delighted with the end result and everyone who see's it is equally impressed. Not only did they build my kitchen they hand crafted the study, all the fitted bedroom furniture, dining room table and hall table, chest of drawers, dressing table and TV cabinet for the end of the bed. All delivered on time, all very well made and finished to a very high standard. The follow up service is exceptional and all without the massive price tag of other manufacturers. I would recommend Steven James to every one without hesitation.


Alcester (Mr & Mrs Howes)

“We looked at various kitchens from High Street stores and were not very impressed. Our project was relatively complex and we subsequently decided that a bespoke handmade kitchen was most likely to provide the best solution. We were also very keen to use the skills of a local company and after seeing an advert in a local magazine made an appointment with Steven. Prior to placing our order we visited a recent customer who provided an excellent reference. First and foremost we wanted to work alongside someone who we could trust and someone who would listen to our ideas and also offer their expertise. It was brilliant that you could actually visit the workshop and see cabinets during various stages of manufacture. You could see and touch the quality and workmanship being produced by Steven and his team. We had always wanted a Shaker style,hand-painted kitchen. We knew we wanted a certain size rail and Steven was able to provide that. It was very important that we were able to see an actual cabinet and after seeing cabinets in the workshop we knew we had chosen correctly. The cabinetry quality is fantastic, they are beautifully made, and the best we have seen! We obtained several quotations for the total package and Steven’s quotation was competitive –in fact not more expensive than the High Street stores who of course were unable to offer a bespoke handmade design and build solution.


Bromsgrove (Mrs Williams)

I would say that Steve's enthusiasm in respect to the design of the kitchen and what we wanted to achieve, was important when deciding on a cabinet maker, in addition to the person also being local to us too. Steve successfully interpreted all our ideas into our finished kitchen. I am really pleased with the quality of the cabinetry given the price we have paid for the kitchen. Very good value considering it is a bespoke kitchen we now have! There are so many elements of the kitchen I'm pleased with that I can't tell you which bit is my favourite. The spice rack has made cooking curries so much easier and hassle free. The larder unit in itself has turned out more stunning than anticipated, and the sink next to the window is so lovely. The oak over-mantel and oak cupboards are just what I wanted and look equally stunning.


Bidford On Avon (Mr & Mrs Lakin)

We decided to replace our tired kitchen last year and assumed that we should go to one of the famous "national" kitchen companies - had a quote but were disappointed to discover that every part of their kitchen was a standard design and there were too many compromises that we had to make. Then we contacted Steven James Kitchens, initially to rule out the cost of a bespoke kitchen, but in an informed way. To our delight, Steve was incredibly helpful and immediately understood what we were after, but was able to offer and suggest bespoke solutions to design exactly the kitchen we were after. And the quote was for pretty much the same as we would have spent with the other company. The work started shortly after we made our decision to go ahead, and Steve and his team worked tirelessly in a passionate way to create the kitchen we had dreamed of. We wanted to recycle some of our old units to a charity that were after storage and Steve and his team took the time to remove these units in such a way that the charity was able to use them - bet this wouldn't have been the case with the fitters from the national company! The finished kitchen was ready within only a few weeks and it has surpassed any wishes we had - it is beautiful. Steve arranged for all of the other trades to come in when needed, such as floor tilers and this relieved us of the burden of having to arrange the ancillary work ourselves. More importantly we had complete trust in the individuals who were working in our home, which is very important. The work was undertaken in a clean and tidy fashion, and was not as disruptive as we had feared because of Steve's experienced approach to the project. I would have no hesitation in recommending Steven James Kitchens to anyone who wants to have a beautiful new bespoke kitchen, but without an excessive price tag.

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Alcester (Mr & Mrs Hayward)

It was a pleasure to work with Steven and his staff; nothing was too much trouble for them. They are very accommodating and worked well to the brief coming up with some helpful design details demonstrating their valuable expertise. We're very pleased with the result and would highly recommend them to anyone.

 

Leamington Spa (Ms Clifford)

"I wanted to find a cabinet maker who would be able to produce solid, well-made feature to a bespoke specification, which was in-keeping with a period house. I particularly wanted to find someone with attention to the detail and finishing touches. Steve was very friendly and great to work with from the outset. He draws a good balance between delivering what you want (in our case based simply on a couple of pictures) and suggesting different ways of doing things if he thinks it would be an improvement on the suggested design. He was very happy to make adjustments to the initial design to reflect my particular requests. Steve was particularly in tune with what works with existing period features. Ican't fault the quality of the cabinetry and I thought it represented very good value for money. I'm really happy with the finished product and there is nothing I would change. Steve initially produced two bookcases for us and we have since had him back for two further bespoke jobs. Steve and his team were very careful with the fitting of the finished products and left the house perfectly clean and tidy. I wouldn't hesitate to have Steve back for further work in the future."

 

 

North Yorkshire (Mr & Mrs Yarker-Shand)

We had a bad experience with a previous ‘well known’ kitchen manufacturer so it was with caution that we decided to see how a bespoke kitchen supplier would compare. We are pleased to say that working with Steven James Kitchens has been a completely different experience! Steven is knowledgeable and professional, working with us and guiding us all the way through planning to installation. The price was very competitive; however, the quality of the bespoke cabinetry far surpassed any ‘off the shelf’ kitchen, making it a better value for money in real terms. Our kitchen is a beautiful and unique workspace and a pleasure to cook and socialise in! We could not recommend Steven James Kitchens highly enough; they have been a great team to work with. Watch this space SJK; we will be back with another order very soon for our bedroom furniture!

 

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