- "People will think that they have a huge amount of space but by the time they install pipes along with x,y and z, they realise how quickly the space goes."
- "A lot of people are going for the minimalistic look along with a walk in pantry which is a main stay in your kitchen."
MD Kitchens and Handcrafted Furniture are specialists in their trade offering handcrafted kitchens and cabinetry detailing to hardware combinations, with custom designed colours and a creative mix of materials.
This company specialises in the finest quality handcrafted furniture for your home.
The team pride themselves in custom built cabinetry and offer their clients a unique blend of materials backed up by their design team and their 3D Visualisation designs.
By using state of the art 3D design software they always put their clients at the heart of everything they do.
MD Kitchens and Handcrafted Furniture work one to one to make your dream piece of furniture a reality and they take pride and pleasure in bringing to fruition the customers complete satisfaction which is shown by their two in a row All Ireland All Star Business Award making them the only kitchen company in Leinster with this much coveted title.
“I was working in a meat factory during the recession and I had enough of it so I began working as a sub-contractor for companies including Newcastle Design and Noel Dempsey Kitchens, from there I began working on my own full time and the business was set up in 2014.
I got a few lucky breaks and thankfully things are going very well,” explained Michael Doyle.
“A lot of people are going for the minimalistic look along with a walk in pantry which is a main stay in your kitchen.
Of old, the home owner would have created the triangle in the kitchen but that has gone out the window slightly now; there is more of a flow to the kitchen to accommodate a family’s requirements.
When I started out oak and ash was very popular, nowadays painted kitchens are more popular and I have seen a lot of greens, blues, blacks being fitted with the home owner now opting toward various shades of pink, orange and red.”
In terms of expert advice Mr Doyle would offer the customer in advance of installing a kitchen?
“It is important to work with the client whilst trying to offer advice and explain to the customer that certain ideas are not going to work as well in the space as another would.
We find that our 3D visualisation designs work better for our customers rather than them standing in a showroom as they can stand in their space and visualise what is going to happen within the four walls of their home,” he continued.
“Home owners also need to have an honest think about whether or not the kitchen is big enough for what they actually want; people want to cram in the biggest island they can but I will often say to go smaller as home owners don’t tend to realise how big an island is.
People are also putting in massive windows that look lovely but if you are trying to do a tall unit, you are actually restricting your kitchen space.
With big windows, it will be a stretch to accommodate tall windows or an American fridge alongside them due to space confines, Architects don’t think about these things but by making your windows a little bit smaller you will be able to fit everything in.
“It is the same with a plant room or a utility room, people will think that they have a huge amount of space but by the time they install pipes along with x,y and z, they realise how quickly the space goes,” finished Mr Doyle.