We’ve just completed the renovation of our flagship Wigmore Street showroom and it looks absolutely stunning!  Among the new bespoke kitchen displays we’ve revealed is a beautiful brand new finish on our Urbo range – ‘Driftwood.’  It’s a lovely sea-washed oak with a new polished concrete worksurface with an inset stainless steel sink, a flush hob and Quooker boiling water tap. The old industrial stools were sourced from an antique shop in Hastings and have just the right vibe to work with the kitchen. The beautiful bowl is by ceramicist Kerry Hastings and the jug is by ceramicist duo James  & Tilla Waters. Also revealed in their full glory for the first time are our stunning stained glass windows, which will also be in for a little refurb in the next few months. Next to get a new look is our Fulham showroom, which is currently undergoing an almost total renovation, a new floor has just gone in and exciting new displays are on their way. Watch this space…...

Maintaining our trademark advertising using client’s kitchens and featuring their lovely pets takes time and patience but the payoff is getting a great photograph. We took the idea to a whole new level recently and photographed not just one animal but three; big dog Holly, adorable puppy Hebe and obliging chicken Matilda. We were in a fabulous new extension to a former rectory in Hampshire, photographing a gorgeous matt lacquer Urbo kitchen, with stunning striped Mango wood. It was our lovely client’s second Roundhouse bespoke kitchen, and she very kindly allowed us back to do the photography. She managed to talk the dogs into posing for the camera and Matilda who is the friendliest of hens decided she didn’t want to miss out. It was Hebe’s first encounter with a chicken and all behaved admirably, giving the lie to the (Roundhouse adapted) adage ‘never work with chickens or animals’. We didn’t expect to have three animals in shot – and we almost had four - the other chicken was just too busy laying eggs! Look out for the fabulous threesome (and our lovely Urbo kitchen of course) in our up and coming advertising. A. To be in the photograph of course…...

Whenever new materials and installations are unveiled in our showrooms, it always causes excitement among the Roundhouse team. The latest addition to the flagship Wigmore Street showroom is no exception. We have had to be patient through the evolutionary process, which took place over a period of about three weeks, eventually revealing two new materials. After the framework was built and ready for the work surface, a template was created and the concrete was mixed on site and poured in. It then had to go off for a couple of weeks before it was polished - we think you’ll agree it was well worth the wait! The Urbo cabinetry is in the new ‘Driftwood’ finish in a limed oak with the textural appeal of sea-washed wood – a perfect juxtaposition with the smooth industrial-chic, polished concrete work surface, with its inset stainless steel sink, induction hob and recessed gas hob.  You can see the finished bespoke kitchen on display in the Wigmore Street showroom – it’s already proving popular with our clients.   ...

There’s a textural theme to our refurbished flagship showroom in Wigmore Street. Unique finishes include hi-gloss metallic bronze, the finest example of beautiful, smooth polished marble and the newly launched polished concrete. We’re very proud of the new finishes developed in our Malvern factory, including a unique Patinated Bronze metallic on the 'Pocket' door cupboards, which are ergonomically designed using a system which allows them to pivot and slide back out of sight and a Hammered Bronze on the interiors and drawers. An Urbo bespoke kitchen shows off our innovative Driftwood finish, with its brand new industrial chic, polished concrete work surface. We’ve several new displays, including a beautiful painted Classic bespoke kitchen with a polished marble work surface, wheeled in by eight men who carefully manoeuvred the huge (and very heavy) slab into position, while the whole Roundhouse team collectively held their breath! Our larder cupboards in the new Classic kitchen are stocked with all-British brands, from traditional Mason & Cash mixing bowls, Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce, Scotts Porridge Oats and iconic appliances such as the Dualit toaster. In line with our aim to support British designers and manufacturers where we can, we’re also showing new ceramics from James and Tilla Waters and Kerry Hastings. So, if you are passing do come in and have a look – don’t forget to say hello, there’s always a friendly face to welcome you!...

Roundhouse is synonymous with good design and we love to find products that work seamlessly with our bespoke kitchens. One such company we’ve worked with for some time is New Zealand appliance manufacturer, Fisher & Paykel. Fisher & Paykel DishDrawer dishwasher in top NZ Chef Peter Gordon's (first of three!) Roundhouse bespoke kitchens Recently a group of 45 invitees from all corners of the world, including our own Kiwi Robyn Gifford, were invited to the 2013 Fisher & Paykel International Conference, held in Auckland, New Zealand. Attendees were met with a traditional Maori welcome ceremony at the Auckland factory where the French door refrigerators that are so popular in many Roundhouse bespoke kitchens are manufactured - 100% NZ combined with the best of British! A fusion that UK resident, Peter Gordon, renowned Kiwi chef patron of Providores and a number of other award winning reataurants in London and New Zealand and proud owner of a new Roundhouse bespoke kitchen, knows all about. Peter's new kitchen is the third Roundhouse kitchen he's had; we can ask for no higher recommendation! Roundhouse have been fans of Fisher & Paykel for years and its not just because the Sales Manager Robyn is a Kiwi! We love the innovative, design-led products - the DishDrawer Dishwasher and Cool Drawer Refrigerators are unique and beautifully integrate with our Urbo kitchens. The Cool Drawer is the perfect place to store opened jars,...

Things were buzzing down Farringdon way as Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) comes to a close today. On three ‘industrial chic’ floors of former Victorian glass works, the Farmiloe Building, plenty of gorgeous furniture and lighting was on display to inspire the most avid design groupie. Our friends at Deadgood and Pinch both showed some lovely pieces (see pictures). Wood, wood and more wood, the majority of the furniture on display was in natural wood, much of it harking back to the modular feel of late 1950’s early 1960’s furniture. Formica made an appearance on a table surface (it probably wasn’t Formica but it sure looked like it) and in the depths of the atmospheric House of Detention we spotted some interesting concrete furniture and rather beautiful tables with filigree surfaces. CDW is not only a source of inspiration and a place to keep a finger on the design pulse of London but is always a great place to spot emerging talent.  Clerkenwell Design Week has yielded us plenty of food for thought and who knows you may see some of the pieces in our Wigmore Street showroom soon…watch this space…      ...