Our Skilled craftsmen have been manufacturing quality, handmade hand crafted bespoke kitchen furniture for 17 years and have helped hundreds of customers design and fit their dream kitchens. Throughout this time, we have maintained traditional carpentry and woodcraft techniques including mortise and tenon, and dovetail joints on all our handmade kitchens. This has allowed us to maintain quality and integrity, keeping jobs in Britain and slowly expanding our business to keep up with demand and ahead of our competitors.

We have various showrooms showcasing our handmade products, one at our our head office and main showroom in Christchurch, Dorset. The second at a business we have worked with for many years, Portman Stone, also based in Christchurch.

We guarantee top handmade quality, bespoke and handmade pre painted or Unpainted kitchen furniture that we will deliver to your front door no matter where in the UK you live. Furthermore, we can deliver abroad depending on which country, so even if you're not in Britain, give us a call because we may be able to help you.

Furthermore, we guarantee that not only are our products handcrafted and finished here in the UK, but as many materials are locally sourced as possible and always under FSC (Forrestry Service Commission) guidelines and certified woods. We use the finest English & european Oak and other woods for our handmade cabinets and other bespoke kitchen furniture, plus our kitchen tops, when not wooden, are sourced from Portman Stone or otehr national companies.

Contact Details

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  City Christchurch
  Postcode BH23 1QD
  Address 19 Bargates
  Phone Number 01202481177

Products & Services

Product Choices

Product Choices

Choosing to renovate or replace your kitchen is just the start of a wonderful journey to improving your home.

Most, if not all, of our main product lines are customisable be it by size, shape or more commonly, materials used and finishes applied. With this in mind, we have produced individual pages on each of the choice sections:

1. Woods Available - Each element of each product comes in up to 3 different wood styles including oak, Hardwood and tulipwood. (We only list the costs of our 3 main options on our website Unpainted, Painted and Oak but if you want any other option please ask us)

2. Style Choices - We have a wide range of door styles, plinth styles, cornice styles, pilaster styles and glazing styles for you to choose from.

3. Hinges - Our range of hinges include soft close, roller catch, magnetic catch hinges as well as material/finish choices such as chromed, black and brass.

4. Painting - First up, you can choose between painted (hand or spray painted) , unpainted or oiled. We're happy to oil the furniture for you. If you choose for your products to be painted, please supply us with the paint code or name you wish us to use. Please note that all our pre painted products are tarnsported to you wrapped in removal blankets, whilst this does a great job of protecting them there will sometimes be cases where the paint needs touching up on site. This is nothing to worry about and is quite standard. We provide a touch up kit ready for such instances.

5. Handles - Please check our handles page for more information and details on this.

6. Sinks and Taps - Our catalogue includes a full range of tap and sink options designed to compliment your kitchen. Our sink tops are designed with several different sink types in mind.

7. Worktops - We can deliver a range of solid wood worksurfaces with your order and we have a partnership with national stone companies who can install quartz/granite worktops at great trade prices, contact us for a quote.

As you can see, each choice further individualises your kitchen without losing sight of our core principles and guarantees. We guarantee that all of our wooden products are hand made with love and care in our workshop in England. Our aim is to always design, procure and create the highest quality products at affordable prices. We are sure you will be surprised how well our prices compare to the competition.

  • I would recommend this business

We wanted a kitchen that was a bit more “Wow” than the standard, and saw many we loved. But the cost was just unbelievable.
We had almost given up when a friend recommended Classic Kitchens, and we are SO pleased they did. We have the kitchen of my dreams and at a price we could afford.
From start to finish we found it easy to deal with them and a straight forward approach. We have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone we speak to.

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  • I would recommend this business

We needed some urgent renovations in our kitchen, but the ongoing pandemic situation was refraining us from finding any kitchen planners and designers still able to do this for us. Finally, my wife found Classic Kitchens Direct. We contacted them that very day, and they prepared amazing plans for us the same day, which was astounding, we then arranged facetime calls to see the product before we made a decision, and were very impressed. We then ordered with them, and as promised everything arrived just as it was supposed to.
To make things better the cabinets look even better in the flesh than they did on facetime, we love our new kitchen and the quality of it, Thank you.

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  • I would recommend this business

We saw a kitchen a friend had from one of their competitors, whilst we loved the look of the kitchen, they suggested we look at Classic Kitchens instead which offer similar cabinets, but can also finish it for you, they said if they had known how much work was involved, they would have used them too. Our friends had to oil the insides of the cabinets, prime the outside and then hand paint the outside, this took them about 2 months to complete and a lot of late nights.
Our kitchen from Classic Kitchens Direct arrived fully finished inside& out, and the quality is stunning, it was installed and we could use it straight away. We love it and everyone who sees it loves it. I really can’t recommend them enough.

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  • I would recommend this business

Excellent service from Classic Kitchens Direct from bespoke design through manufacture and delivery. The product build quality is superb and the attention to detail excellent. You may pay a bit more than other mainstream kitchen suppliers but it is well worth it. Would highly recommend using this company.

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  • I would recommend this business

This is the second kitchen we have purchased from classic kitchens ( due to moving house). We have been delighted with each one and get a lot of compliments on how beautiful and what great quality it is. Thanks again

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  • I would recommend this business

I needed a new kitchen as part of a house extension, and wanted something above the usual mass market kitchen suppliers. I looked at a couple of central London showrooms, but the cost / value ratio didn't match. After some long nights searching the internet, I discovered Classic Kitchens Direct (CKD).
I sent off my plans to Alan, and over a few weeks (and a showroom visit) we tweaked the design to meet my (slightly) demanding specification and budget. Throughout the process, CKD were incredibly helpful, and gave valuable suggestions along they way. I supplied my own measurements. I asked for a couple of bespoke items which they were more than happy to accommodate - another differentiator where similar competitors were not so obliging.
The kitchen itself is fantastic - I genuinely could not be happier. The quality of the units and workmanship is outstanding - and the little touches I asked for have greatly enhanced the overall feel. The installation process had a couple of small issues, but these were sorted quickly and the units were installed on time and exactly as expected. We decided to go for primed, and the decorators had no issue finishing off the units with the colour / paint we wanted.
All in all, I have no hesitation in recommending CKD, and have already done so to friends and family.

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  • I would recommend this business

We want to thank Alan and Martin for their support in making our dream kitchen a reality. Martin has been very patient in supporting us from very beginning with design element and product selection through multiple iterations. Unlike major Kitchen retailers, we always felt valued and listened to as we discussed our ideas and plans, even after the order was placed. We were very specific about our requirements and brought a lot of different design ideas together. Their attention to details and pride they take in ensuring they deliver exactly what we, as customer, wanted was instrumental in our decision to go with their service. Finally, when we had the kitchen delivered, any teething issue was dealt with by Alan promptly and to our full satisfaction. Thank you both.

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Customer Testimonials

My Mum had been planning to renovate our old kitchen to something more modern. We've been looking for years for a company trustworthy, amazing designs and professionalism. We came across Classic Kitchens from a friend and we couldn't be happier with the outcome of our kitchen now. It's beyond perfect. Classic Kitchens are too underrated!!


Recently renovated a new flat and went to Classic Kitchens for my new kitchen. They were really easy to work with and delivered on time. I actually enjoy cooking now!


Beautiful handmade kitchens, the designers have great foresight and are a pleasure to deal with. They exceeded my expectations and I am delighted with my new kitchen.


We love our handmade kitchen, it is just fantastic - thank you

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From Our Website

Established over 40 years ago, our kitchen designers have spent decades creating tailor-made kitchens and accessories to suit any style and all budgets. Every piece is thoughtfully created by our skilled craftsmen in the UK, and CKD kitchens can be ordered and fitted anywhere in England. With a stunning showroom and a friendly team of experts on hand to help, we go to great lengths to help our customers achieve a dream kitchen with outstanding performance and superior style, without the designer price tag.


Here at Classic Kitchens Direct, we're passionate about designing and building bespoke kitchens at reasonable prices. This stems from our belief that exquisite kitchen design should be available to everyone. CKD have over 40 years' experience in the industry, creating and delivering our bespoke kitchens for homes across the UK. We aim for a comprehensive service which includes kitchen planning and 3D computer design, all the way to the final hand-made product. Each piece is lovingly created by our team of designers, craftspeople and manufacturers to give you truly tailored kitchens that satisfy your style preferences, budgetary needs and performance requirements.


CKD offers complete design, build and fitting of bespoke kitchens - right down to the last detail. When making your sink selection, we have a diverse range available to complement any kitchen, which includes various types of ceramic sinks so you'll be sure to find a stunning piece that suits your style. Have a think about space considerations when choosing kitchen sinks, and also think about the needs of your family when determining size and shape - our experts are happy to talk you through the ins and outs.


All of our kitchen cabinets and kitchen units are hand-assembled by the CKD team at our factory. This allows us lots of flexibility when it comes to cabinetry sizes and designs to give you a truly bespoke result. Our most basic unit is the kitchen base cabinet, which serves as the main kitchen unit. As our most popular offering, it's the cornerstone of many a CKD kitchen. Each unit tends to be 870mm high as standard, but can be between 860mm and 900mm for full flexibility in our Classic Range. To find out the full specification, please ask our friendly team.


When it comes to kitchen painting, we cater for all preferences and tastes. Our craftspeople can paint and hand-finish your kitchen in the factory for an impeccable final finish, or we can arrange a painter to hand-finish your kitchen in your home once installed. If you prefer to handle painting yourself, we will prime all bespoke kitchens, ready for painting at home. Our specialist kitchen painters provide a colour-matching service so you can achieve a mood and finish that perfectly complements the rest of your home decor.


Designing a kitchen doesn't have to be daunting. Everything starts with an idea, a spark of imagination. Whatever your style preference, whether that's a traditional country kitchen or a contemporary breakfast bar, we use these seeds of inspiration to design a kitchen that works for you. Our experienced team uses CAD technology to create 3D drawings and plans, as well as being able to create a 360 degree visual walkthrough of your space so you can truly visualise your dream kitchen with ease. Our advisers will guide you through the process, and together you can finalise a kitchen design that complements your home, your budget and your aspirations.


Worktops are, for many, the heart and soul of a kitchen. Not only do they set the tone for the room, kitchen surfaces are the area where most cooking and activity takes place - as such, they need to both look stunning and perform exceptionally well. The team here at CKD have over 40 years' experience of designing and building bespoke kitchens without the high price tag. We'll guide you through your worktop choices, making sure they complement the aesthetics of the rest of the room, while also providing a hygienic and high-performance surface for everyday knocks and bumps.


Get inspired with a visit to our showroom in Christchurch, on Bargates, or our display at Cookes Furniture in Christchurch, and also our satellite showroom in the Portman Stone store. This way, you can see, touch and interact with some of our kitchen designs and products in person and get a real feel for them. CKD has over 40 years' experience creating handmade kitchens - without the designer price-tag. We serve the whole of the UK, including the local areas of Christchurch, Bournemouth and Guildford.