Kitchens for serious cooks


At Roundhouse we make beautiful bespoke British kitchens, wardrobes and other furniture.

What we design is a space for living.


11 Wigmore Street,


w1u 1pe

+44 (0)20 72976220

Mon-Fri: 09:30-18:00

Sat: 10:00-17:00

Sun: Closed

Kitchens for serious cooks

Roundhouse bespoke kitchens are often chosen by food professionals – we’ve been lucky enough to design kitchens for chefs Yotam Ottolenghi, Peter Gordon and Thane Prince. Here we detail some of the considerations we make when designing a bespoke kitchen for a professional chef. The thoughts we share can be applied to any kitchen but in particular for serious cooks.guild07_shut_1000px guild07_open_1000px

Key requirements

  • Plenty of prep space with robust worksurfaces. We often use stainless steel in cook’s kitchens. Large sinks are a must and boiling water taps are very useful.
  • Lots of storage space. Open shelving, pan drawers, spice drawers, dry goods pantries.
  • Plenty of room to work in. Our newest island is a real cook’s workhorse – it incorporates a combination of worksurfaces, including stainless steel, a gas hob and a large recessed preparation area as well as a cantilevered breakfast bar to allow guests to watch the cook in action.
  • Good lighting – it’s useless for a cook to have a beautifully designed kitchen if the lighting isn’t right so care must be taken at the planning stage to incorporate a good lighting scheme.thane03-A4thane06-A4