About Us

Learn more about the expert team at Elements Kitchens and discover exactly what sets us apart from the rest.


Our Company

Elements was established in 1995 by kitchen designer Michael Taplin and partner Sarah Dunkason. The company is founded on a determination to bring quality kitchens and design excellence to homeowners in and around Reading. Michael and Sarah built the business initially on recommendation alone and are proud to have gained thousands of satisfied clients alongside one of the most impressive kitchen showrooms in the South East. After dedicating over 25 years to upholding the highest standards, Elements is now one of Reading’s most highly regarded independent kitchen specialists. As an independent company, we are focused on providing the best experience and even better kitchens. Our comprehensive bespoke service includes everything needed to bring your perfect interior to life.

Our Reading Showroom

A destination for kitchens

Our wonderful Reading studio is the destination for kitchens. It features sixteen full-size displays alongside an extensive range of samples, appliances, accessories and more. It is the perfect place to discover the breadth of what’s available in modern kitchen design. Showcasing an elegant collection of charming, traditional and sleek contemporary designs from the industry’s leading British, German, and Italian kitchen manufacturers, visiting our showroom is an excellent way to find inspiration for your project. If you have any questions about our displays or your kitchen, our experts will be on hand to help throughout your visit. Our Reading studio is based on Portman Road, just five minutes from the beautiful River Thames. For more information, please click the button below.


Our Awards

Our outstanding expertise has earned us a number of prestigious awards and nominations. These accolades are not only a testament to our design skills, but they also demonstrate our continued commitment to delivering fantastic customer service. We pride ourselves on working closely with our local clients to help them find the best possible solutions for their spaces. Our award-winning designers will listen carefully to your requirements to ensure your finished kitchen works perfectly for you and your family for years to come.



Second Nature’s Real Kitchen of the Month

A classic kitchen with a wow-factor. This design brings a trendy yet timeless feel to our client’s Victorian home.



Design & Architecture Award for Best Luxury Residence

A breathtaking contemporary kitchen for an equally inspiring contemporary architect-designed home in Berkshire.



KBSA Designer Of The Year (Over £30k)

A traditional kitchen with a modern twist. This space is designed to complement the beautiful outdoor area.



KBSA Designer Of The Year (Over £30k)

This showstopping contemporary kitchen complete with a statement island, perfect for entertaining.

Designing, Supplying & Installing Outstanding Kitchens

Whether you’re considering remodelling your space or simply replacing your existing kitchen, at Elements, our flexible expert service covers all your renovation needs. Our professional team can support you with large building projects and smaller internal works like plumbing, electrics, flooring, and decorating. We’ll guide you throughout the design and installation process, helping you piece together your perfect interior from the finest selection of British, German, Italian and bespoke kitchens and accessories. Whatever your requirements, we’re here to help you every step of the way.

Our Workshop

Since initially opening a small workshop to build one-off, custom items, our premises have grown into a fully-fledged production facility. Our specialist craftspeople now produce a range of beautiful bespoke furniture to your exact specifications. There’s virtually no limit to the diversity of exceptional custom pieces we can create. As well as giving us fantastic design freedom, opening our own workshop allows us to control the quality of our work more effectively. We painstakingly assemble and thoroughly check every kitchen in our workshop before sending it out to your home. This ensures your kitchen reaches you in perfect condition, minimising any disruption, mess, or noise during the installation process.


Start Your Journey

If you would like to learn more about our specialist bespoke kitchen design and installation options, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can arrange a time to discuss your project with our expert team by clicking the button below.