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In 1996, a keen young cabinet maker set up his own company hand-building bespoke kitchens and one-off furniture from his Dad’s garage. ‘Back to Basics’ was born! Read on to find out more from the man himself. Hi Andrew! Tell us a bit more about why you set up Back to Basics… It all started […]

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re all cooking and eating at home much more – and for a lot of people, that’s meant finding new places to store all those extra ingredients we are buying! Making sure our clients maximise the space available to them is a key part of kitchen design at Back to Basics. […]

At Back to Basics, all the drawers in our bespoke, hand-built kitchens and furniture are made using dovetail joints. Here’s why: 1. Not only do they look beautiful, but they also hold timbers together without the need for screws or nails. These days cabinet makers add glue for extra strength, but that’s a ‘just in […]

Nothing says ‘luxury’ like beautiful curved corner cabinets or a semi-circular end to an island. It’s the ultimate in modern but classic kitchen design. But how do we get the wood to bend? And how can we ensure that all the curves are the same, so that doors shut, everything lines up beautifully but it’s […]

Apart from the traditional granite or wood we talked about in Part 1, it’s possible to have your worktops made from just about any material you can think of. Recycled glass, stainless steel, composites, and quartz are a few of the worktops we’ve sourced for clients over the years, and you could even have polished […]

Your kitchen worktops are probably the most hardworking surfaces in your home. They have to withstand heat, stains, heavy pans, and damage from knives, all while remaining a hygienic surface on which to prepare food. Some materials do this better than others, so here’s the first part of our guide to choosing the right worktop […]