A superbly designed kitchen + excellent cooking = happy Roundhouse people. None more so than Roundhouse Managing Director Craig Matson and his wife, Roundhouse architect, Victoria after a day spent at The Raymond Blanc Cookery School at Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons. Craig and Victoria were invited by Gaggenau appliances, (renowned for their stunning looks and exceptional technology), and which look fabulous in our beautifully designed Roundhouse bespoke kitchens. Following a tour of Le Manoir’s impressively organised restaurant kitchen the Roundhouse duo spent a fascinating day learning new cooking techniques, followed by a delicious dinner. Now they are back in the office we’re all looking forward to exchanging recipes and picking up some insider tips. Many thanks to Gaggenau for organising!...

  Roundhouse clients are a stylish lot but Sue Miller, property developer and interior designer takes design to whole other level with her industrial & Manhattan influenced house, featured in this month's Living Etc. We pride ourselves on our family friendly kitchens designed to be as unique as our customers are and love this photo of the Miller family including Herbie the dog (one of the most photogenic dogs on the planet) in their dark grey, concrete and stainless steel Roundhouse 'Urbo' kitchen. The other rooms in this North London family home are equally stunning and eclectic - you can see them in October's Living Etc, and we look forward to more creative interiors from Sue's new, cleverly named company - www.madcowinteriors.co.uk    ...

One thing that comes up over and over again when talking to clients who want a clear uncluttered design for their kitchen is that creating ample storage is paramount. It’s amazing how quickly storage space gets filled up and often dry goods are hard to find at the back of cupboards. One of the clever Roundhouse solutions is to incorporate a Fulham Pantry into the bespoke kitchen design. The pantry provides acres of storage space and its shallow shelves solve the problem of ‘losing’ foodstuffs that can get hidden at the back. Bottle racks provide space for jars, bottles and spices and its deep drawers have space for everything from dry goods to vegetables. A smart and practical addition that many clients choose is to have a marble worktop as seen in the photograph. The Fulham pantry on display in our Wigmore St showroom is stocked with all things British, featuring iconic products such as the Dualit toaster and Mason & Cash traditional mixing bowls, alongside classic foodstuffs such as Marmite, Wilkins preserves, Bath Olivers and Tate & Lyle’s treacle and golden syrup. The Fulham pantry shown here is part of a Classic painted kitchen display and has a walnut interior and marble shelf....

 At Roundhouse we love to encourage emerging talent, be it in the designs we display in our showroom from craftsmen and women or in the work the students on annual placement from university do for us. We recently had our youngest recruit, 15 year old Lily, who came on work placement from school. She proved to be an enthusiastic temporary member of our team, below is her blog of her time with us.My name is Lily, I am 15 years old and I participated in work experience at Roundhouse Design. Like many anxious young teens getting their first taste of what life might be like after finishing school I was nervous, excited and a little scared about what the week would bring.On my first day at the Roundhouse showroom in Wigmore Street I met with many of the designers and the marketing team, and I soon realised that each individual working for the company really has a equally important role and how well they work together to get the best results for each Roundhouse client.When I started work at Roundhouse I didn’t know what actually went into making a kitchen and the amount of time, effort and care that goes into it but I could soon see that everybody truly loves what they do and their attention to detail and passion for achieving what the customer wants gives Roundhouse a unique...

It’s hard to imagine the end product - our sleek, contemporary, bespoke kitchens are a long way from the stacks of timber loaded in our factory awaiting job allocation. It’s a labour intensive journey involving craftsmen who take time and a great deal of care cutting, fitting and polishing this precious raw material until the final product emerges, butterfly-like, ready to be loaded and delivered to our clients. All the wood for a Roundhouse bespoke kitchen is marked FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), which means it’s sourced from sustainably managed forests. Each load is marked with the name of the wood, making it instantly identifiable, a necessity when you realise the huge number of different woods Roundhouse offers to our clients. Among current favourites are Wenge and striped Zebrano, popular Black Walnut, Mango wood and our latest addition lime washed Oak. Sustainability is very important to us, and apart from carefully sourcing our wood we aim to keep waste to an absolute minimum. We’ve made a huge commitment to becoming even more ‘green’ by creating our own fuel. All our offcuts and the dust from the extraction system get fed into our new Biomass boiler, as fuel. The resulting hot water gets pumped all round the factory providing heat and hot water. Not only does this substantially reduce landfill but we also save on emissions from transport to the waste disposal – currently...

Metallics are not only big news on the catwalks, but in the home too and it’s a look that is set to become a classic. Roundhouse is recognised for our innovative kitchen designs and original finishes. One of the newest is a spectacular addition to our range of unique metallic bespoke finishes, developed in-house by our R & D team in our British factory in Malvern.Each piece is polished by hand and the range includes high gloss, polished Patinated Bronze (shown on the doors in the photograph) and a Burnished Bronze (shown on the base units in the open doors photograph). The new Bronze finishes complete a range which also includes a Hammered finish that offers a more textured look. ...