Bespoke period-style kitchens in Wolverhampton complementing period homes
Over the years we have designed, manufactured and installed hundreds of bespoke kitchens in Wolverhampton. That may be due to the close proximity to our workshops in Walsall, or our kitchen showroom which is a little further along from Wolverhampton, in Little Aston. But in any case Broadway is well known throughout The Midlands for its luxury brand of kitchens and other bespoke furniture. So I though I'd write a bit about Kitchens and Wolverhampton.
Wealthy Edwardian and Victorian Black Country manufacturers living alongside a historically important trade route built grand bespoke houses with bespoke hand painted kitchens to display their wealth and house their large families. Often demanding houses in styles reminiscent of bygone eras, such as Georgian and Regency, they created grand homes that have endured the test of time. These very same Wolverhampton houses are still in huge demand today.
The affluence and social status of the original occupant will usually have dictated the design of the home and the size or style of the kitchen. However the function of the kitchen has altered more than any other part of the home.
The external appearance of period homes in and around Wolverhampton has altered little. Bedroom and living room sizes have barely changed but the kitchen revolution has seen Broadway design, manufacture and install hundreds of kitchens in Wolverhampton over the last 40 years. From £10,000 to £45,000 and all around Wolverhampton's Wergs Road, Tettenhall Wood, Penn, Goldthorn Park Pattingham and Codsall, to name but a few. Many of these have been a delight to work on as we carefully matched the kitchen style to suit the home owner's tastes and the period of the houses. Particularly hand made shaker kitchens, exquisite and grand Victorian kitchens and hand painted Edwardian kitchens.
Kitchens are now a multi-functional focus for activity in the home no longer comprising purely a sink, cooker, draining board and a ‘cup-board’. Consequently kitchens tend to be much larger with space for fridges, freezers, lengthy worktops, modern appliances, islands and comfy sofas. The scope for making a social statement exists in the same way that previous generations liked to visibly display their standing in the Wolverhampton community.
This constitutes the bulk of the market for ‘bespoke traditional kitchens’ where customers are prepared to pay for craftsmanship with unique and exclusive features. In exactly the same way as the famous Wolverhampton manufacturers of yesteryear sourced their goods locally so the discerning Wolverhampton home owners of today buy their luxury bespoke kitchens from a nationally acclaimed company with its production facility just down the road in Walsall (that's us - Broadway Kitchens) where customers can see the craftsmanship that goes into every handmade kitchen.
Elaborate Victorian-style kitchens, stylised Edwardian kitchens, Arts & Crafts and simpler Shaker kitchens often take design clues from the architecture of the home itself. This is true for Wolverhampton as it for any city with period homes. The design of such enduring tasteful styles will frequently pay homage to the style and era of the property even if the style of home spans more than one era.
To ensure that a traditional kitchen is contemporary with the house and complementary to its design features Broadway often re-creates the pattern of ceiling cornices and roof pediments in the cornices, mantelpieces and pelmets of fitted kitchen furniture whether plain, stylised or elaborate. Similarly, as a company manufacturing from raw timber on its own machines, it is easily within Broadway's in-house capabilities to copy the panels and style of original house doors to create a truly unique bespoke kitchen which is fully functional for the lifestyle of the Wolverhampton based purchaser. It is also important to be sympathetic to both the property and the immediate area within Wolverhampton and enhancing the house value. (Wolverhampton on Wikipedia)
This aspect of a period-style kitchen suiting the lifestyle of the purchaser is critical to achieve a good bespoke kitchen design as so many modern niceties and necessities are part of modern living. (See How We Create Your Dream Kitchen).
Dear Satt, I just wanted to write to thank you so much for my beautiful bespoke kitchen! Everyone, without exception, who has come into my home has complimented me on my designer kitchen and remarked on the workmanship. The obvious question was asked - what company had produced such perfection and I was proud to pass on your name. I am so pleased I came to Broadway, as I have my very own 'to die for kitchen', which I never expected to get. You have definitely set the benchmark for any tradesmen who contemplate any job at my house...(small extract from 2 page letter). - Jayne M Addis, Wolverhampton.
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If you live in Wolverhampton and are thinking of having a new kitchen designed and installed - bespoke kitchens, traditional kitchens or modern kitchens - give us a call, we look forward to hearing from you. Alternatively visit our kitchen showroom in Little Aston, which is only 13 miles from Wolverhampton along the A454 and B4161 (via Walsall).
Additionally, as we have so many kitchen customers in Wolverhampton and The Black Country we have plenty to choose from should you wish to see our actual kitchen designs and installations in our kitchen customers' homes.