Monday, 17 December 2012

Fortune cookies!

We thought we'd received a box of fortune cookies but it's just the handles for our latest kitchen project! Very smart. Gorgeous Ladera satin nickel handles in the Hettich Pro Decor range.

Monday, 10 December 2012

How to plan your kitchen storage for maximum efficiency...

Monday, 3 December 2012

Feeling Festive

Now that we're into December we're feeling all festive!  The Christmas tree is up and looking great!

Friday, 30 November 2012

Hard at work...

We've got lots on at the moment and the guys are busy putting the finishing touches together for some bedroom wardrobes and living room bookcases that we're fitting in the next few weeks. We're also making a kitchen for a client in Balham which we're fitting in the New Year - so plenty going on.  It's pretty chilly in the workshop today though....  I think the guys are getting plenty of wear out of their winter thermals!

This is what the bedroom wardrobes will look like in a few weeks once they've been fitted!

Some of the guys working on the Balham kitchen this morning.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Festive schemes

We keep thinking that Christmas is miles away but it is scarily close.  The cheesy Christmas songs are now playing on the radio and we love these schemes that Farrow & Ball have put together which have really put us in the festive mood.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Channel 4 Scrapbook

We came across Channel 4’s new Scrapbook website recently and we’re loving it.  It seems like a British spin on Pinterest however without the public sharing.  It’s a much more personal and private utility that lets you tap into lots of advice and tips from various Channel 4 professionals whether relating to the home, health, food, fashion etc… You can also add things from other sites to make it truly unique to you and a little “scrapbook” of all of your favourite things. 

It’s great if you’re planning a project and need advice on building, kitchen planning tips, decorating, lighting, worktops etc…

Why not check it out  -

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Our latest bedroom wardrobe photos...

We thought you might like to see some of the photos from last weeks photo shoot!  We hope you like them?
They're oak lined with painted frame and panel doors and drawers.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Vintage inspired...

We're up in Teddington tomorrow doing a photo shoot of some lovely wardrobes we've just fitted.  We thought we'd try and incorporate a vintage theme to the shoot and have put a mood board together on Pinterest to help focus our ideas on how it could look.  We can't wait to share the photos with you next week.

Friday, 2 November 2012

We're featured on Houzz...

We were really happy to hear from Houzz today to say they had featured one of our kitchens in one of their home page articles.

If you follow the link below, you'll see our Berkshire kitchen photo - it's the 4th one along!

Thursday, 1 November 2012

New T-shirts

The guys are going to look very smart in our new branded workwear!

Monday, 29 October 2012

Building work at the workshop...

Since we moved in to our new workshop at the beginning of September, we've absolutely loved it.  It's far from glamorous, but we have so much space and it's making life so much easier being able to spread out a bit more.  This week we've been busy doing some additional work to it - making a little office, a finishing room and a store room.  It's not ready yet but it's starting to take shape.  We've got additional man power and about 5 projects going on simultaneously so it's pretty packed.... it's hard to imagine how we managed without this place before.

Things starting to take shape

Monday, 22 October 2012

Welcome to our new starter...

Happy Monday everyone!  We're really excited this week as our new cabinet maker Mark has started with us today.  We thought we'd celebrate with some yummy cakes - it always seems to keep the troops happy!!

Thursday, 18 October 2012

The Kitchen Triangle

If you're planning your new kitchen, here are some really useful tips to help get the best layout for your new space using the kitchen work triangle.

                                                How to set up a Kitchen Work Triangle

Monday, 15 October 2012

We love Farrow & Ball

Farrow & Ball have come up with some really great ideas to jazz up your home with their gorgeous wall papers.  Here are a couple of our favourites.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Feedback on our new look!

We're thrilled with our new look and have had lots of really positive feedback.  We thought we'd share some of it with you.

We would like to say a huge thank you to Martin Chiles who came up with our new brand and designed our fantastic website.  A massive thank you also to Louise Bushell Photography for our great new photos, we love them.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Choosing handles for your kitchen cabinetry...

You may have very set ideas of what you'd like your kitchen cabinets to look like but it's sometimes much harder to decide on the finer details such as handles.  Hopefully this will provide you with a range of ideas to help you in your decision making process.

Top 9 Hardware Styles for Flat-Panel Kitchen Cabinets

Monday, 1 October 2012

Fulham Kitchen

Well.... the Fulham photos are here and we hope you love them as much as we do!

The frame and panel style kitchen has hand painted units in Farrow & Ball Pointing. Striking walnut interiors with a brushed metal adjustable shelving system, Dessert 
Limestone Caeserstone quartz worktop, and a clear glass splash back.

Some of the upper doors are framed glass with internal glass shelving. All doors and drawers are fitted with soft close-mechanisms and stylish brushed metal door and drawer furniture.

Bespoke and hand made features include a stunning larder with an integrated dove tailed tray, bespoke cutlery trays, integrated bin unit and cabinet under lighting.

The kitchen has a magnificent Villeroy & Boch butlers sink, Franke Corinthian filtration 
tap, Smeg range cooker, integrated Neff dishwasher and extractor.

Friday, 28 September 2012

Our new look...

We've spent months coming up with our new look and it is amazing seeing it finally all come together.  We thought we'd share our new brand across various touch points so you can see it in it's full glory!

                                                                         The van!!

All our smart stationary....

The website....

                                                                    Our Facebook page...

                                                                    And our Twitter page....

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Cabinet maker vacancy...

We've got lots of exciting projects coming up and need some additional help to make them all!  

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and experienced cabinet maker to join our growing business in Winkfield, Berkshire.  The successful applicant will ideally have 2-4 years experience within this field, be competent in setting up and using woodworking machinery and be able to read and work to drawings.

We're looking for someone with excellent attention to detail, who is practical and happy to work as part of a small team and to get involved in all aspects of the cabinet making process.

If you would like more information, please contact us on 01344 627150 or send your CV and a covering letter to

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Be inspired...

Need a little inspiration for a new kitchen or furniture project? We've got some great ideas on our Pinterest boards

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Welcome to our new blog...

Welcome to our new blog!

We hope you enjoy following us as we build our fantastic new company.  We’ll be sharing details of all our current projects, exciting news about Maple & Gray as well as providing insights into the kitchen and furniture industry.

We’d love to hear from you too, so please feel free to comment on what’s going on.

If you'd like to access any of our previous blog posts - please click here.