Dawn Elizabeth Kitchens Blog and Kitchen News


Bringing you the latest news about Dawn Elizabeth Kitchens and The Saturday Shop furniture workshop, also news and useful information about kitchens in general, be it kitchen styles, trends, colours, appliances, fixtures, finishes, and any other kitchen related stuff we think you'll be interested in!


Summer 2016: Latest New Kitchen Case Study

New case study: bespoke Bath kitchen

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We've added another new case study, this time a split-level painted kitchen in Bath. A custom split-level island/breakfast bar neatly solves the difficulties of this split-level room, resulting in an eating area with a great view and extra storage. Take a look at our full case study page to see examples of how we solve kitchen problems with our bespoke designs, read full details as well as customer reviews.


Fully accessible kitchen unit corners

Summer 2016: Design development – 100% accessible corners

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Introducing a design development for those awkward corner cupboards. The RincoPlus40 Synchro System has been designed for corner combined doors and makes all corners 100% accessible. One or both doors can be opened for full access, with a roller to prevent damage to adjacent doors. The hinge takes up 40mm in a 90 degree corner and is available in different finishes.


Spring 2016: Kitchen Gallery updated

Kitchen Gallery

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We regularly update the kitchens on display in our Kitchen Gallery – we've just done and update to show some recient projects, why not take a look and see the wide range of designs we've worked on? The gallery shows full kitchens as well as details and special features; you can click on an image to see a larger view, and from this you can scroll through the full gallery.


Kitchen Mood Boards

Spring 2016: Kitchen design ideas on our Facebook page

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Take a look at on our Facebook page for new kitchen design ideas – as well as posting about our new and on-going kitchen projects, we often post design ideas to help anyone re-designing their kitchen – the images on the right show some of the mood board ideas we post, why not take a look?


December 2015: New Case Studies added

New kitchen case studies

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We've just updated our case studies! We've now added some of our more recent kitchen designs, including a large white-painted kitchen in Bristol, a characterful cottage kitchen near Warminster in Wiltshire and an impressive modern kitchen in Frome in Somerset. Take a look at the full case studies to see a range of photos of these designs, read up on the details and see reviews from our customers.


Finished end panels

October 2015: Design development – finished end panels

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A design development means that our kitchens now come supplied with finished end panels, giving them a classic finish. The photo on the right shows how these look, in this case on the island unit of this modern kitchen design – for more photos of this kitchen see the full case study here.


September 2015: Kitchen cabinet interiors

interior cabenet seals

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We're letting customers know that all Dawn Elizabeth Kitchen cabinets are now finished, on the inside, with a satin lacquer seal for extra durability and ease of cleaning. We offer a choice of two colours on the stain as shown in the photo on the left, please ask us for more details. This interior satin lacquer seal looks great and 'finishes off' any kitchen beautifully!


June 2015: Hand painted and spray painted

Natural kitchen in oak

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Dawn Elizabeth Kitchens have teamed up with local professional painters, so that we can offer hand painted kitchens. If you are a customer and would like a more rustic look to your kitchen this service can now be provided. We will, of course, still be providing our spray painted kitchens in any colour choice you decide on – like this new kitchen for a renovated cottage in Wiltshire (see right), see more pictures on our Facebook page here.


Rangemaster inducton cookers

April 2015: New Warminster workshop

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Dawn Elizabeth Kitchens have moved into a new workshop in Warminster, teaming up with A.G. Macdonald bespoke joiners. This integration has allowed us to machine our own timber and mouldings giving us more control on quality.


Spring 2015: Introducing adjustable feet and other improvements

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Adjustable feet are now being used on all Dawn Elizabeth Kitchens making fitting much quicker and saving money on fitting costs. The design look of our kitchens remains the same. Also front frames are now fitted after the cabinets, allowing for a much better fit to the floor.


October 2014: 20% off all kitchen cabinets. Did you get one of our leaflets?
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20% discount on kitchens leaflet

We've just done a local leaflet drop offering 20% off all kitchen cabinets for orders placed by the second week of November – but if you didn't get the leaflet just get in touch and you can take advantage of the offer too!
   The offer is for cabinets to be delivered by Christmas and into the New Year, it's your chance to start the New Year with a new kitchen. We're offering the discount on kitchen furniture too, so how about a dresser or table to match your existing kitchen?


Rangemaster inducton cookers

September 2014: Induction model range cookers

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Just reminding you that Dawn Elizabeth Kitchens can supply most makes of integrated appliance (range cookers, ovens, cooker hoods, dishwashers, fridges, freezers, washing machines and driers) from manufacturers like Neff, Luce and Rangemaster – just like this beautiful new Induction model range cooker from Rangemaster's Hi-LITE range, which comes in a range of gorgeous colours and finishes. This one is in Monaco Blue, but other colours include Slate, Cranberry and White.


August 2014: New photos of a lovely new kitchen in Bristol
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new kitchens in bristol

We've just had some new photos in of this lovely painted wood kitchen in Bristol. We'll be writing this up as a kitchen case study soon, so you'll be able to read more details of the project and find a lot more pictures. In the meantime don't forget that our 20% off cabinets summer sale is about to finish, get your orders in before the end of August!



July 2014: We're now on Facebook, come and 'like' us
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Visit us on facebook

We've just joined facebook, please come and visit us there, all 'likes' appreciated! We'll be using facebook to add kitchen news and info about our offers, but also to add more day-to-day stuff; perhaps showing off kitchens as we build them, showing you how various parts are made, introducing you to the workshop craftsmen and sharing a laugh with you from time-to-time. Our new facebook page is here, or click on the right.


Summer Sale 20% off all kitchen cabinets

June 2014: SUMMER SALE! 20% off cabinets
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Our summer sale is on!

We're offering a 20% off the price of kitchen cabinets during June, July and August.


May 2013: A beautiful Shaker Kitchen in Minehead
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Shaker style kitchen in Minehead

We've just finished a beautiful Shaker Kitchen in Minehead Somerset; it's painted in Skimming Stone and has brushed nickel hinges, contemporary brushed bar handles, soft close drawer runners and wonderful soft close door catches. The kitchen is finished with black granite worktops to compliment the brushed nickel hardware. We also supplied matching furniture like the freestanding dresser and a lovely long dining table. See the full case study or go to our gallery page to see more pictures. We count ourselves lucky to have been commissioned to design this kitchen with our clients.


April 2014: Soft close door catches
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Soft close door catches

Another exciting new product we are now able to offer are soft close door catches for our Front Frame Kitchens. The catching block is made from solid oak, recessed into this block is a round magnet and alongside this is a plastic buffer which moves slowly inwards when the door is pushed shut, the other magnet is recessed into the door stile. When the two magnets connect the door is pulled shut. We are always looking for new products to help us stand out from the competition, and while other kitchen makers will charge extra for quality upgrades, we offer these items as standard throughout our kitchens.


March 2014: Introducing Blum Movento Soft Close Drawer Runners, guaranteed for life!
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Blum Movento soft close drawer runners

We've introduced Blum Movento Soft Close Drawer Runners to our Kitchens which are Guaranteed for life. These runners are able to adjust the drawer box up and down and from side to side, all kitchens fitted with these runners come with contact details from Blum, so if you have problems Blum will be there to help and replace all faulty runners if need be. We feel this is an excellent service to be able to offer to our customers!


February 2014: New website launch
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Dawn Elizabeth Kitchens website

You're reading it now, our new website is now online! We've been beavering away for the last few months creating this brand new, up-to-date version of our website. We've packed it with heaps of pictures and detailed case studies that help explain how we work and show off the lovely kitchens that result, many of these have customer reviews so you can see what our actual customers think too. We hope you enjoy it.


January 2014: Shades of grey, is grey the kitchen colour for 2014?
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Grey painted kitchens for 2014

We've just been reading up on kitchen colour trends for the coming year and it looks like grey is coming up as one of the key colours for 2014. It could be grey painted units, grey marbled worktops, grey walls and floors, or grey appliances set off with stainless steel cooker hoods and splashbacks; certainly this American site has identified it as a trend for the year. It could be a soft pale grey with perhaps just a hint of warmth; or a stronger, cool grey with a bit of a blue edge. Just look here, on this our new website, we like grey, all shades! And we can paint our solid wood kitchens in any grey you like; take a look at this recent kitchen painted in French Grey.


December 2013: New photos of a stunning solid oak kitchen in Norfolk
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Natural kitchen in oak

We've now got some great new photos of a beautiful oak kitchen we built in Norfolk. This is a kitchen that celebrates natural materials, the solid oak units have been treated with a clear satin lacquer; and the worktops are a mix of grey granite and oak, all complemented by a natural brick stone floor. We've written this one up as a case study where you'll find more pictures and lots more detail of the project.