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What is an in-frame handmade kitchen?

​All the full in-frame kitchen furniture and half-frame kitchen furniture designed by Beau-Port kitchens in Hampshire, are handmade of solid wood. Built by craftsmen in the UK, every kitchen is bespoke to our customers needs with each cabinet, draw set or free standing piece of furniture designed and engineered to fit the space it's been created for. A full in-frame kitchen means that all the doors, draws and accessories, including trays and chopping boards are mounted with in a solid wood frame like the one shown. The solid wood framework fits around each elements to provide a flat clean integrated look.

Full in-frame kitchen and Island

The in-frame design style can be applied to both free standing kitchen furniture such as kitchen islands, pantry cupboards and dressers as well as built in kitchen furniture. Additional design features such as wood detailing can easily be added without compromising the design, adding a modern fresh look to a traditional in-frame shaker style kitchen. One of the real benefits of a hand made in-frame kitchen is that it can be designed to fit any kitchen. A good designer can compete with the challenges of awkward spaces, narrow openings and lots of  doors and windows, which is exactly what Mark the Head Designer at Beau-Port Kitchens did when creating a luxury kitchen and open plan dinning space. Frames can be built around large appliances such as fridge freezers so they appear as part of the overall design. 

Half frame kitchen furniture used in the utility area

An alternative to a full in frame kitchen is a half frame kitchen. Often used as a compromise that maybe more cost effective. However, it can still look stylish and elegant and is great for spaces like utility rooms and boot rooms. Close to an in-frame kitchen furniture design but with out the top and bottom frame details, it creates a contemporary solution which offers lots of the benefits of a full in frame design. As a painted handmade kitchen it can be repainted to reflect your changing interior styles and trends, unlike the usual contemporary kitchen which is built using pre finished furniture, doors and draws, which can not be successfully painted.

All the in-frame kitchens designed by Beau-Port Kitchens in Hampshire are bespoke, elegant and timeless. To see more of what we do, visit one of our showrooms in Bentworth, near Alton or Southsea in Portsmouth, Hampshire.


Bentworth Showroom

2 & 3 Bellhanger Enterprises,
GU34 5QZ

Telephone: 01420 571322

Southsea Showroom

33b Marmion Road,

Telephone: 023 9241 4370