INDEPENDENT BESPOKE KITCHEN & BEDROOMS IN CATERHAM SURREY

Welcome to Louisa Graham Kitchens. Louisa Graham Kitchens is a long established independent family company based in Caterham Surrey specialising in kitchens and bedrooms. Originally started by Ray and Jacqui Jenkins in 1981 based in Horley Surrey, the company was moved to Caterham in 1997. Their son, Graham and daughter in law, Lara, took over the company on 1st April 2012 upon Ray and Jacqui's retirement. Graham has spent over 16 years himself in the kitchen business, designing and project managing kitchen and bedrooms ranging from the budget end to the bespoke made to order high end projects.

All our potential clients are important to us, whether your project is large or small, budget or bespoke we offer the same level of service and attention to detail. All clients are made to feel welcome in our showroom and offered advice on making the right choices to suit your style, budget and requirements enabling you to have the kitchen you have always dreamed of.

We offer a no obligation free design service using our CAD package with full colour images which will give a realistic impression of what your potential kitchen or Bedroom will look like.

We also offer a full installation service undertaking all required plumbing, electrical and gas work by certified trades only, flooring, plastering, tiling, decorating and ultimately all aspects of carpentry work to install the kitchen itself.

Kitchen Design

Let us outline a few common kitchen forms:

A single-file kitchen (or one-way galley) has all of these along one wall; the work triangle degenerates to a line. This is not optimal, but often the only solution if space is restricted. This may be common in an attic space that is being converted into a living space, or a studio apartment.

The double-file kitchen (or two-way galley) has two rows of cabinets at opposite walls, one containing the stove and the sink, the other the refrigerator. This is the classical work kitchen.

In the L-kitchen, the cabinets occupy two adjacent walls. Again, the work triangle is preserved, and there may even be space for an additional table at a third wall, provided it does not intersect the triangle.

A U-kitchen has cabinets along three walls, typically with the sink at the base of the "U". This is a typical work kitchen, too, unless the two other cabinet rows are short enough to place a table at the fourth wall.

The block kitchen (or island) is a more recent development, typically found in open kitchens. Here, the stove or both the stove and the sink are placed where an L or U kitchen would have a table, in a freestanding "island", separated from the other cabinets. In a closed room, this does not make much sense, but in an open kitchen, it makes the stove accessible from all sides such that two persons can cook together, and allows for contact with guests or the rest of the family, since the cook does not face the wall anymore.