A kitchen of their dreams. fifth-generation family kitchen company with over 110 years of expertise, Life Kitchens believes that its British heritage plays a large part in inspiring customer trust. Proud of its tailored, hand-finished joinery, state-of-the-art paint finishing and work surface manufacture in its own UK factory, Life Kitchens is living proof that focusing on what you do best will generally bring success, regardless of the prevailing conditions.
Over the challenging weeks and months of 2020, Life brought in six new collections, added new products, colours and finishes and pioneered some fresh design directions – all while keeping customers safe. It also developed a 360-degree 4D virtual showroom tour, allowing customers to walk around the new displays and immerse themselves in all of Life’s kitchen inspiration from the comfort of their own homes. Potential buyers could access the design team, and take advantage of a newly introduced virtual design service.
Life’s new collections – normally viewable at the southeast London showroom – put people’s lives at the heart of the design. The way we live now, with the kitchen as the hub of the house – variously doing service as a dining room, a family collecting point and a WFH office, as well as a place for storing and preparing food – is constantly evolving. Kitchen designers and manufacturers need to be ahead of the curve, acutely aware of people’s complex, different approaches to life. These latest collections are the product of Life’s abundant wisdom and experience.
Life’s new Homely collection, for instance, brings together classic in-frame Shaker style cabinets, a traditional dining table, state-of-the-art storage and a beautiful dresser unit– resulting in a highly multifunctional space for cooking, dining, entertaining or even working.
The Luxe collection presents a sculptural take on the kitchen island, naturally sectioning off the cooking area from the dining; while the Relaxed range allows for a statement pantry at the heart of its personalised storage. The Seamless look is made for open-plan living, with handleless cabinets and barista-style bars; and the Structured collection shows the possibilities for keeping your kitchen compact and linear while injecting excitement through varied industrial textures and material finishes. The Vivid look, contemporary and vibrant, introduces the latest Siemens ovens and induction hobs, alongside a boiling-water tap to consign the humble kettle to history.
All kitchens start at £25,000; but with the wide choice of creative finishes, colours and fittings on offer, as well as a hyper-personalised design and planning service, a Life kitchen is to be seen as an investment – materially adding to a property’s value, as well as its desirability for living. Business owner Oli Stephenson says, ‘We love getting to know you, hearing your stories, discussing your ideas. You’ll find us very easy-going and down-to-earth but uncompromising on nailing every last technical detail.’
With the most established supply relationships in the industry and comprehensive manufacturing capabilities in place, Life is walking into 2021 confident of being able to support and inspire all of its existing and future customers in creating the A kitchen of their dreams.