Our Kitchens;

Curved Hand Painted Shaker


This kitchen was shortlisted for the KBSA’s Kitchen Designer of the Year Award


elements; bespoke Hand Painted Shaker


Silestone Quartz with a Limed Oak Bar




Michael Taplin

Creating the perfect kitchen in a large space can often be as challenging as working within a confined space, as was the case with new, large extension in Southampton.

The Brief

The owners were looking to create a sociable centrepiece to a large open plan entertaining space. They also required a lot of storage without lots of ‘cupboards ruining the design’. A clean and modern look which still retained the inviting feel of a classic sociable kitchen was the challenge for our designer, Michael.

The Solution

Choosing to bring forward tall units and create a ‘hidden’ pantry was key to Michael’s design, which instantly solved storage issues. The symmetrical placement of appliances and open shelving was softer on the eye and is ideal in a large space that is also destined for family living. The curved island creates a showpiece element to the kitchen yet is also highly functional in a space that is surrounding by living area with the curves created a welcoming, soft transition into these spaces.

Hand painting the bespoke curved cabinets in contemporary colours was a modern take on a classic Shaker kitchen door. Incorporating a boiling water tap and pop up extractor kept the space uncluttered and clear of ‘industrial-looking’ appliances.

The End Result

Michael’s design for our kitchen is simply superb, it’s changed our way of living. We chose Elements after visiting the showroom and being impressed, it was breath-taking. The selection of ovens and modern gadgets, kitchens with a twist for the modern family or individual, they simply catered for every need. The staff were attentive and very patient, no hard sales and they were the font of all knowledge. We were impressed with everything, especially the design, the guarantee, the craftsmanship and the service.”

Mr & Mrs Tatler


Lighting was used around the bespoke curved island to help the darker furniture harmonise with the light units behind. It also helped to create a warm, inviting glow towards the centrally-located kitchen.

Our real kitchens


A hand crafted 1909 Shaker family kitchen


This kitchen was shortlisted for the KBSA’s Kitchen Designer of the Year Award


This kitchen was voted Second Nature’s Real Kitchen of the Month


An elements bespoke kitchen for a garden lover


Minimalist German with concrete island in international award-winning home


Finely crafted 1909 Shaker family kitchen


Contemporary barn conversion shortlisted for the KBSA’s Kitchen Designer of the Year Award


Remo kitchen with contemporary textures


A hand painted 1909 Shaker family kitchen


A cosy hand painted Cornell kitchen