"The essence of Shere Kitchens is the art of local craftsmanship, made to our clients unique designs. Mike, Andy and I are all passionate about solid cabinetry, design details, offering something truly unique and making the experience of commissioning a kitchen a joy from start to finish. It all started when Mike was managing an extension project and his client wanted a handmade kitchen with a 'wow' factor for their forever family home. Andy and Mike have been friends since they were next door neighbours as kids, and andy and I owned a Joinery company - so we made the kitchen together. It was a classic Shaker style design, combined with unique wall-to-wall cabinetry with hand-made patterned doors. The combination of skills worked so well that we started Shere Kitchens. We love incorporating artistic twists to classic beautifully made solid cabinetry. As we make our kitchens, customers can have whatever they like ... any size, colour, style, patterns & materials. The kitchen is the heart of the home and it’s such a beautiful process to make pieces of furniture that will be used for years and their families will grow up with, crafted out of wood and with passion, here in Shere. Andy is head of cabinetry, a traditionally trained joiner with 20 years of experience. Mike is head of design, he’s really good with the CAD plans, and uses his building experience to help our clients make the most of their space and create their dream. I manage the office, marketing and the conservation projects.”
About the business
A FUSION OF CRAFTSMANSHIP AND SUSTAINABILITY. Shere Kitchens is a truly bespoke kitchen maker that designs, handcrafts and fits its own kitchens. Shere Kitchens was established by Andy Driscoll, Mike Hill and Ella Driscoll, fulfilling a long-held dream of combining a love of beautiful design, natural materials and a desire for fine craftsmanship to create a business offering luxury handmade wood kitchens. Shere Kitchens designs are completely tailor-made from start to finish. Unlike most kitchen firms where you meet with a designer who then passes on the plans to the manufacturers, the team at Shere Kitchens offers a fully integrated process from design to installation. In a collaborative process, you are encouraged to explore showpieces, materials, portfolio and mood boards, to come with a wish list, to talk through your way of life, what you like to cook, how you live and entertain. The Shere Kitchens approach is to work together with you to develop and hone a design that is truly inspirational and unique to you, which is distinctive and personalised as well as exceptionally made.