Have you ever noticed how as soon as the price is near the ‘top end’ the item, whatever it is, suddenly becomes ‘bespoke’!
It seems that the word bespoke is used to justify any high price tag and as such has been misused over the years so it has lost its true meaning.
Take the fitted kitchen market for example where this term is far too often misused!
Celtic Heritage Kitchens is a business that supplies bespoke kitchens so what is different about this type of small business compared to the multinationals who also claim to supply ‘bespoke’ kitchens.
The first thing you need to be aware of is that many of these national companies will brand their top of the range kitchens as bespoke because of the perceived value to the customer.
When they are manufacturing the kitchens using superior materials that may thicker and stronger the kitchens suddenly become bespoke whereas the general definition of bespoke is ‘custom made’.
When the word was first used it was in the tailoring industry when customers could order bespoke suits, i.e. custom made for the individual customer.
Then over time other industries started using the word to refer to products or services that where tailor made and unique to each customer.
In the fitted kitchen industry it is now totally misused by a lot of kitchen manufacturers so buyers beware.
So, a truly bespoke kitchen is one that has been designed and made to your unique requirements. When you have the budget and desire a dream kitchen this is when you want truly bespoke so that each individual part of the design and function of the kitchen looks and works exactly the way you imagined it during the design stage.
Bespoke means you can have that breakfast bar curving around the corner with a perfect fit because it is handmade and and allows for all of the lumps and bumps present on any floor, wall, or any other part of your building.
Bespoke also means you can have any finish that you desire no matter how outrageous or wrong! When you buy off a manufacturer you are limited to their range of finishes whether it be materials, colours or trims.
On the other hand a bespoke kitchen means you choose everything. Materials, colours, trims, functionality, everything.
Handmade kitchens are not within everyone’s budget because they are labour intensive as a craftsman has to handcraft your kitchen but at least you will know that your kitchen is one of a kind and that every unit and fitting will fit perfectly into the kitchen space provided rather than shoe horning a manufactured unit into an uncompromising space.
Author Bio: Hugh has been hand crafting kitchens and other pieces of furniture for more years than he cares to divulge. As the owner and director at Celtic Heritage Kitchens he has been delivering bespoke kitchens across the whole of the UK for over 30 years.
If you want to know more about bespoke kitchens or Celtic Heritage Kitchens you can find more information here … www.celticheritage-kitchens.co.uk