Malcolm Hart Testimonial

“Excellent service throughout the whole process! FK&B designed our kitchen and utility room. The units are excellent quality, and Glenn’s ideas to workaround our storage requirements were very impressive. It helps that they manufacture bespoke sizes, meaning you can have exactly what you need without compromise. The cost was very competitive too. Great job – thank you!”

Malcolm Hart

Clarendon Shaker Porcelain

Our latest installation. A timeless classic created in Clarendon Shaker Porcelain in-frame furniture with moulded plinths.

The White Astoria granite work surfaces, up-stands and splash-back contrast beautifully with the light porcelain doors and compliment the Travertine floor tiling.

Visit your local showroom for a great taste in kitchens.

Complete the look with kitchen accessories

Think bread bins, tea, coffee and sugar storage jars. Think utensil holders, funky kettles and toasters. Think about what you put on your countertop because it should work with your colour and design scheme.

If you want a consistent look there are lots of sets on the market that are sold in identical or complementary colours. From strong, vibrant colours to natural pastels there is a huge selection. Use your kitchen accessories to tie together the design and give it that ‘considered’ look and appeal.

For those wanting to make a bold statement why not mix style, colours and textured. This approach can often look quite vintage and quirky. It’s a style many coffee shops and bars have adopted.

Don’t forget plants, wall clocks, paintings, photography, candles and reeds diffusers can all help complete the look.

Elegant and timeless, that’ll be an in-frame kitchen!

If you’re looking at a new kitchen, you will have probably stumbled across the term ‘in-frame’.

An in-frame kitchen, is when the kitchen door is inset within the frame.

As you can see from the image of our Clarendon range the style is elegant and timeless. Not only does it look stunning but it also offers durability and longevity. Style and value in one!


Can you believe this is the same kitchen?

Can you believe this is the same kitchen? From Dust Grey to Mussel, and Oak to Ivory, our ranges offer you a huge choice of colour! Your kitchen units take up around 40% of the visual space in your kitchen, so getting the colour right is so important. Read more

Planning a kitchen extension in 2020? Advice you can’t miss!

There are many ways to make a small kitchen work, but building an extension to create a larger kitchen, can create much needed space and add value to your home.

The advantages include more options for your cooking and storage space but an extension can also create areas for dining, entertaining and relaxing. We often see extensions with bi-fold doors opening into the garden or patio area. This brings in much more light and the ‘outside in’ to create the feeling of space and a relaxation.

Our advice is to plan carefully, and to consider exactly what you want to use the space for. It’s easy to get carried away with simply wanting more space, but it has to work for you. We can advise at this stage and design your kitchen.

Removing partition walls

There are lots of options to create more living and cooking space in your home. The easiest solution is to change the existing floorplan. We install many kitchens where home owners have knocked down the partition wall between the kitchen and dining room. Practically, you will need to engage the services of a structural engineer to ensure walls aren’t load bearing. If they are your builder can install an RSJ to support where the wall has been removed. It’s an additional expense but still a very cost effective way of making the space work better for you.


Adding an extension, and building out, provides the freedom to expand and create the space you need. It’s a more expensive option but will add value to your property if it’s done right. Often extensions will feature Velux roof windows and B-Fold doors to create stunning open spaces. You will need to seek advice from an architect who will create technical drawing and advise on planning permission, building control and structural engineering for example.

An investment

Extending your kitchen can be a major investment so take your time and plan it carefully. What space do you need and what does it need to do? What will you need in a few years time, and will it cope with what you’re demanding of it? Can you do everything you need from homework with the kids to holding a dinner party?

We can help you to plan your space. Call into your nearest showroom and we can offer free advice to make sure your project looks and functions exactly as you want it to. We have showrooms in Newcastle (0191 414 4464), Gateshead (0191 487 4874), Hexham (01434 671196) and Whitley Bay (0191 251 5757).

Our Hexham Kitchen Showroom is now open!

Our Hexham Showroom is on Priestpopple Road opposite the County Hotel. We have a wide range of kitchens and bedrooms on display and you can browse our extensive range of worktops, doors, appliance and cabinet finishes to find your perfect interior design. Our friendly kitchen and bedroom designers will help you create your interior using state of the art 3D visualisation software and over 25 years of design experience. Pop down to see us in Hexham.