Ella Austin Kitchens
Welcome to Ella Austin Kitchens. We are an independant company specialising in the design, manufacturing and installation of luxury bespoke kitchens in and around Surrey.
With over 20 years experience, we are a small, friendly team, with a strong background in kitchen & architectural design, joinery & general construction/property development. As a previous property developer, all property projects were always based around creating stunning open plan kitchen-dining areas – the true hub of the home and where any extension or new build should be based around.
Over the years, we’ve seen pretty much every type of kitchen there is and experienced the good and not so good. This ignited endless conversations about the quality of kitchens available on the market, and how we could do better ourselves. After years of gradual and extensive research into all aspects of manufacturing – including sourcing the finest materials, learning the most sturdy and reliable cabinet construction methods, and finding the very best cabinet makers for our installations.
We quickly realised that this dream we had fantasised about for years was actually within reach. We found we could supply a far better quality kitchen than available in the market using superior materials for the same price as our competitors, if not cheaper.
Every home (and family) is different, and our designers don’t just start off by taking measurements, we want to get to know you and understand every last detail about how you live and use the space, and all your individual requirements.
Commissioning an Ella Austin kitchen is very much a collaborative process. Our experienced designers will work closely with you to establish –
1) What you need – We will determine and incorporate the absolute essentials that you can’t live without.
2) What you would like – Together we’ll write a “wish list” for those little extra touches and luxuries and we will do our best to source within your budget and include these in your design.
3) How you intend to use the space – Whether you consider yourself a part-time pro chef, or like to regularly entertain friends and family, or just need clever bespoke storage solutions to make life that little bit easier.
4) Your style and taste – Whether that be a super modern high gloss true handleless statement kitchen with waterfall island worktops and packed with the latest tech, or a timeless traditional in-frame shaker masterpiece with ceramic butler sink, hand-painted on-site in your favourite Farrow & Ball colours.
Whilst we’re not strictly a family business, we run the business on the same principles, and we continually strive to provide not only the finest products on the market, but also deliver superior customer service for the complete shopping experience. Our wives are involved behind the scenes and help out with their vital experience in marketing, interior design and photography, whilst adding that all important female finesse to everything we do!
Hand-made Ella Austin Signature
We specialise in hand-made bespoke kitchens, all hand-crafted in our Surrey workshop just 30 minutes down the road.
Every Ella Austin Signature kitchen uses only the finest materials on the market and are lovingly hand-built to the very highest standards by experienced cabinet makers with impeccable attention to detail. You are in complete control of every aspect that goes into your Ella Austin Signature kitchen, therefore it’s not a case of picking a “range” from a catalogue of options – we will make anything you like, and our design team are on hand to offer guidance on everything from the most suitable timbers for your requirements, hardware selection, customisable decorative beadings for doors, cabinets, cornices, plinths, pelmets, as well as offering a stone hand selection service to choose your worktop, just to name a few.
Customise your internal cabinetry with what works for you.
- Need deeper spice racks to keep larger items easily accessible on your doors?
- Want to add laundry baskets to an integrated double washing machine/tumble dryer larder
- Want to customise your internal shelves to keep long items such as ironing boards, brooms etc?
- Would love a drinks larder/bar with integrated wine cooler, wine racks, shelf cutouts for your finest cut-glass flutes?
No problem, together we can design completely one-off bespoke cabinets to suit your requirements.
Choose from your favourite shades from any paint manufacturer, including the likes of Farrow & Ball, Little Greene, Mylands, Annie Sloan, Dulux, Johnstons, or even just give us a sample of your favourite scarf and we will colour match it. Once installed, it will be given a one last coat of paint by hand, on-site.
Ella Austin Catalogue Kitchens
As well as our signature hand-made kitchens, we also supply a huge selection of kitchens from our Catalogue Collection, to cater for any budget whilst constantly maintaining the highest quality across the range.
We’ve worked hard to source leading suppliers that can provide the level of quality to match our in-house hand-made kitchens, to enable us to offer the best kitchens on the market at the best prices. We’ve hand picked kitchens that can offer a huge choice of customisable options, industry leading design and quality. Kitchens range from traditional solid timber in-frame kitchens, lay-on shaker kitchens, plus ultra modern linear slab designs with true handleless options.
Every one of our kitchens are made to order, regardless of price, so you won’t find a warehouse full of stock we need to shift. Most are available with bespoke sizing options, customisable decorative door beadings, a huge range of painted finish options, as well as all the usual handles, sinks, taps, worktops, appliances and accessories across the board.
Take advantage of standard colour finishes for highly competitive pricing, and much quicker production times.
Materials & Finishing Touches
Choose from a huge range of handles and hardware – polished chrome, antique bronze, pewter, black, knurled, we have something available for every style and taste.
We offer an extensive range of worktops such as quartz, granite, marble, solid timber, corian and other solid surfaces, concrete, copper, stainless steel, and glass.
We work with leading brands such as Caesarstone, Silestone, Dekton, Cimstone, Radianz, Sapien Stone, Neolith, Ceralsio, just to name a few.
Our worktop fabricators currently operate a 5 working day turn-around to template, cut/polish and fit worktops and splashbacks, to ensure the entire kitchen installation process runs as smoothly as possible.
We are also able to offer micro-cement worktops – a relatively new, but incredibly versatile option. Benefit from continuous surfaces (no joints – option to cast sinks in one continuous run), great resistance to scratches and stains, low maintenance, adheres well to most substrates and is applied aprox. 4mm thick (so can easily create stylish thin worktops). There’s a huge range of textures and finishes to choose from, including poured concrete, liquid metal, venetian/polished plaster.
Time to deliver the dream
We could supply you with the best kitchen in the world – but when it comes to fitting it, all of that means nothing in the wrong hands.
We’ve worked incredibly hard to find reliable installation partners that shares our philosophy for perfection. They’re not just kitchen installers, they are a team of highly skilled cabinet makers and carpenters that will install your kitchen perfectly in your space. Your personal designer will be at your side to take you through the whole process from design concepts, through production, manage the whole installation then through to the final sign-off. We’re all about building relationships and providing the very best service possible.
Depending on the size of the project, we usually allow upto a week to fit base units on a medium-large kitchen. Our worktop templating, fabrication and installation service is currently around 5-7 days. Overall you can expect your new kitchen to take 2-3 weeks from start to finish. Ella Austin Signature kitchens include a final hand-painted finish once everything is installed.
Plus we don’t make a penny from installations, we organise everything and you pay them direct, and we are safe in the knowledge that you are in the very best hands.
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Where are we?
When we first started out we were operating purely by word of mouth and recommendations, as well as taking part in various homebuilding shows and exhibitions. The word spread fast and we soon found ourselves busier than we could have possibly imagined, which enabled us to grow and expand naturally. As of Summer 2022 we’re very happy to announce our brand new Farnham showroom will opening it’s doors.
Here you’ll be able to view and feel our most popular kitchen ranges, appliances, sinks, taps, worktops, as well as things like pendant lighting, bar stools and all the other small details that make your kitchen uniquely yours.
As well as being able to try out our fully working kitchens in the showroom, the service we offer will remain the same as when we were operating remotely – we go that extra mile to make sure you feel as happy and comfortable as possible with our products, services and processes.
We’ll always produce full size sample doors in your chosen style and finish, as well as arranging samples for worktops, cabinets, handles, and any other accessories required to put together your own personalised mood board, then once your designs are ready we’ll invite you in for an informal chat and design presentation to fine tune your plans to ensure we’re nailing every single detail.
We’ve invested heavily in the industry’s leading KBB CAD software so we can generate super-realistic 3D designs, viewed on our large HD screens, and we can even walk you around your new kitchen via virtual reality whilst enjoying a barista-style coffee in comfort.
Design consulations are by appointment only, but we’d love to welcome you in for a relaxed browse at your convenience to come and see what we do!
Showroom address: Ella Austin Kitchens, 44c Frensham Road, Lower Bourne, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 3PX