Thomas and Christina trained together as furniture designers and makers at Rycotewood College in Thame in the early 1990’s. The course focussed on traditional methods and hand tools, with an emphasis on the designs and ethos of the Art and Crafts movement of the late 19th century.

Their first shared workshop was on a farm; they rented a milking shed with a friend and spent a happy week spray blasting compacted cow poo off the floor, and went on to experiment with making totem poles, one off pieces of furniture, and small batch products.

Thomas spent several years in the wilderness of other people’s furniture workshops learning the trade on other people’s time and materials. With lots of experience under his belt, Thomas established Simple Kitchens in 1998. The business has gone from strength to strength – providing customers with quality kitchens and furniture, and friendly, professional service ever since. After continuing her career in Diabetes research and looking after their young family, Christina finally re-joined Thomas in Simple Kitchens in 2010.

Thomas and Christina have never lost their love of design – or of rising to meet the challenge of designing kitchens and furniture with the perfect balance of form and function.

Always friendly, always professional.

Call Thomas on 01844 217 804 for a chat about your project.

     Simple Kitchens is proud to be a Which? Trusted Trader


Simple Kitchens is an approved WHICH? TRUSTED TRADER.

Simple Kitchens is a member of the Trading Standards backed BUY WITH CONFIDENCE scheme.  

simple kitchens creates bespoke, made to measure kitchens and furniture in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Hertfordshire.  We serve all sorts of customers from Oxford University Dons to pensioners downsizing to  retirement flats in Berkhamsted.  We craft hand-painted kitchens on brass butt hinges using oak worktops and Farrow and Ball paints for retired doctors in Old Amersham.  Kitchen design Wendover.  We use glass and granite and stainless steel to design bespoke kitchens that are just right for cooks using Aga cookers and Rangemaster appliances. Kitchen design in Beaconsfield. We use quality appliances in our kitchens: Franke sinks and taps, Neff and Bosch ovens hobs and dishwashers, Aga ranges, Rangemaster fridges, Peka magic corner cupboards and Blum soft close drawers and hinges.  Simple Kitchens uses only friendly professional workers.  We offer a complete service.   We enjoy designing and making unique kitchens and our aim is to satisfy all of our customers with a quality product and friendly professional service from start to finish.

As members of WHICH? TRUSTED TRADERS and BUY WITH CONFIDENCE  schemes our business practices have been checked, our customers have been interviewed, we are fully insured, all of our workers have up to date criminal records checks, our plumber is GAS SAFE registered, our electrician is PART P registered. Phil, our plasterer, gets the walls so smooth that some customers like to stroke them. (That may be so, but trading standards didn’t check that!)

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Kitchen designers in  Buckinghamshire Long Crendon, Haddenham, Bledlow, Wendover, kitchen design Princes Risborough, Lacey Green, kitchen design Beaconsfield, Prestwood, Great Missenden, High Wycombe, Amersham, Beaconsfield,  Brill

Kitchen designers in  Hertfordshire: Berkhamsted, Tring, Long Marston

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