About Us

Serving Hampshire and beyond since 1991, Searle & Taylor is the longest established kitchen design studio in Winchester. With a showroom over three floors in Southgate Street, it features a wide variety of kitchen styles from traditional handmade bespoke Shaker designs to signature bespoke options, where Searle & Taylor create a kitchen to your exact specification. The showroom also features displays by contemporary Austrian furniture brands Intuo and Ewe, together with an entire floor dedicated to artisan brand Elk (Extreme Logic Kitchens). Searle & Taylor specialise in designing more unusual elements for the kitchen, including circular and curved furniture, pocket doors and hidden spice racks, together with pop-up slimline TV’s that are concealed within furniture until required. Their work features luxury appliances from Gaggenau, Miele, Neff and Novy, and worksurfaces by Silestone and Dekton to name but a few.

What services do you provide?

Bespoke Kitchens and Furniture

How would you describe your style?

"Creating beautiful kitchens and bespoke furniture in Hampshire, Searle & Taylor has established a long-held reputation for thoughtful and intelligent design, meticulous planning, precision installation and excellent customer service since 1991. Our approach is highly personalised and every kitchen we create is designed to suit the requirements of each individual client."

Please describe a recently completed project or tell us about the bespoke service that you offer

"This Signature Bespoke Shaker kitchen (featured in the banner image and in the first image below) is situated in the converted drawing room of a Georgian farmhouse, and is hand-painted in Slaked Lime and French Grey by the Little Greene Paint Company to complement the owner’s vintage dining table and chairs. Wall-mounted cabinetry includes a concealed fridge freezer next to two overhead cupboards with a decorative shelf in between. Dovetailed drawers with pull handles are on either side of the China Blue AGA at the centre of the cooking space. This heats the house and is switched off during the summer months, so a Neff domino two-zone induction hob is installed to the left of it for essential surface cooking needs. White brick tiles reflect the light from the line of floor-to-ceiling windows in the room. 

The island features both cupboards and drawers, together with two integrated dishwashers. Sensa Granite worktops are used throughout and the piece above the island is extended at one side, while cabinetry is reduced in width in order to accommodate stools facing the kitchen for informal socialising. The island is also used as the food preparation space with an undermount sink by Kohler, taps by Perrin & Rowe plus a Quooker Boiling Water Tap. 

Situated each side of the original Georgian fireplace are two freestanding dressers, designed and made by Searle & Taylor, one to accommodate logs for a wood-burning stove (not pictured). The other matching dresser has electrical supplies installed in the wall behind it to include a Neff combination microwave oven, also for use when the AGA is switched off. It features bi-folding doors that open when required and are closed at all other times, thus maintaining the clean lines of the room."

Paul Craig