John Ladbury & Co in HOUZZ
John Ladbury & Co. Hand Built furniture specialists,
based in Hertfordshire
tel. 01707 262 966,


John Ladbury Go Contemporary

We are pleased to present our John Ladbury contemporary kitchens, a new and innovative addition to the John Ladbury and Company range. It offers a modern, sleek lined, multi textured kitchen for the discerning buyer. The inspirational visual effects created from strategically placed lighting, not only facilitates a full working environment, but also enhances and highlights the mirror finishes and polished textures that typify a precision made kitchen.

Visit our showroom to see examples of this exciting range of expertly made kitchen to suit a modern environment and facilitate the modern family.

John Ladbury Kitchen and Media centre

Why don't you pop along to our Welham Green showroom and view our new contemporary kitchen and media centre? One of our designers will be sure to be on hand to show you around and discuss your particular requirements. Keep an eye on our regurlary updated website where we will be showing more of our designs as soon as possible.

Bespoke design introduced to our showroom

We are pleased to announce our showroom display featuring our own hand-built, handle-less, contemporary kitchen. The sleek, smooth, minimalist design reflects the new trend for modern living with the flexibility that only a bespoke kitchen from John Ladbury and Company can bring. A modern take on a classic style in walnut with painted units, adding texture and interest, LED lights adding glamour, and a white glass cooker hood with touch control, finishes the contemporary look for today's living.

Call in and see us, or make an appointment with one of our designers to discuss your personal requirements.

Pantries are back

Pantries are back in fashion. It’s official.

The pantry is a throwback from Victorian times and was a very necessary part of a working kitchen, namely for storing food that needed to stay cool, such as eggs and milk, as well as a multitude of seasonings and daily provisions. But with the advent of the refrigerator and compact houses designed with fitted kitchens, the pantry fell out of favour. John Ladbury and Company has recently seen a huge rise in demand for pantries, either the walk in variety or a smaller double door version if space is at a premium. A pantry will typically have room for spice racks, jars, and bottles and sometimes a cold storage shelf made from granite or marble.

A prime reason for the rise of the pantry is the demise of the dining room as home owners opt for larger open kitchens, utilising the space more efficiently. Families congregate in open plan kitchens, often relaxing with television and media pastimes; cooking and serving food no longer being the sole purpose. Such lifestyles changes reflect the shape and style of houses and the return of the panty is also attributed to such esoteric reasons as Downton Abbey and the Great British Bake-off, whetting our appetites for old fashioned baking. The rise in fusion food and the plethora of chefs showing us their culinary skills on the television has also contributed to the rise of more intricate recipes, calling for more obscure ingredients as standard.

This wonderful bespoke pantry door has an etched piece of glass declaring thedelights that lie behind it.

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