Our design ethos
Sola Kitchens is the only company in the UK offering truly bespoke Scandinavian kitchens and other home storage solutions, all handmade in our workshops in Sweden and Denmark.
Our design philosophy is to offer innovative designs in both classic and contemporary styles, based on the clean and simple lines of Scandinavian design.
Our work is driven by a functional and stylish aesthetic using only the highest quality standard workmanship and materials.
Because every detail, and every client, is unique, we offer a truly bespoke service and provide a vast range of styles, materials, features and state-of-the-art finishes to choose from.
So, whether you dream of sleek lines, a family hub, or a rustic space, we are here to help you to bring it to life for you.
Why Sola Kitchens
There are many reasons to choose Sola Kitchens. Here are just a few…
- 16 years of happy clients; we are very proud that our clients consistently recommend us to their friends and family. Read some of our testimonials to see what they say
- We never create the same kitchen twice
- Our team of award-winning kitchen designers have years of experience, are enormously creative and take pride in bringing your vision to life
- We are a fun and friendly team to work with, offering attentive service from the conception to completion of your project regardless of size and style
- Our experienced and highly-skilled installers ensures that the finished product is completed with great care and attention
- We take great care in making sure that your kitchen is not only beautiful but also highly functional to make sure that it will work for you and your family for many years to come
- We provide an extraordinary quality for a reasonable price
Our Scandinavian Heritage
The term ‘Scandinavian Design’ originated in the 1930’s and has come to exemplify simplicity with an emphasis on improving the quality of daily life through functional and aesthetic design, quality of workmanship and the use of natural materials.
More recently the popularity of the Danish ‘hygge’ in interior design, meaning a feeling of cosiness or contentment, has meant a greater focus on the home as a comfortable source of refuge.
As a Scandinavian herself, Sofia grew up with this design ethos and wanted Sola Kitchens to reflect the same:
- that less is more
- to combine style with perfect functionality
to be completely bespoke and hand-crafted using our wonderful cabinet makers in Sweden and Denmark
- to apply attention to the finest details
to follow well-trusted traditional manufacturing techniques
- to focus on materiality and the relationship between materials such as wood, stone and paint colours.
How it all started
Sola Kitchens was founded by Sofia Bune Strandh in 2006.
The idea came about when Sofia was looking for a new kitchen for her own flat in central London and she simply could not find the style and high-quality designs and carpentry techniques that she was used to seeing in Scandinavia.
Sofia finally found the perfect company in her native Sweden and was so thrilled with the quality and style of her new kitchen that she gave up her career as a City solicitor to found Sola Kitchens so that others could benefit in the same ways she did.
The idea was to offer a wide range of bespoke options, to ensure that the clients’ every need could be met. A truly bespoke service combined with the highest quality of materials and great craftmanship was key.
Sofia began to work together with the best bespoke cabinet makers in Sweden and Denmark to provide discerning clients in the UK with their dream kitchen, focusing on great design, the very best quality materials and perfect craftmanship.
Sola Kitchens has since grown but the basic idea still remains the same. The tightly knitted team at Sola Kitchens work together to create beautiful and functional designs for our clients!
At Sola kitchens we understand how daunting the process of buying and designing a kitchen can be. There are a lot of decisions to make and detailed planning. Buying a kitchen is a big purchase and therefore everything must be perfect. Thankfully, we are here to guide you through every step of the way to ensure the process is smooth and stress free.
We have an experienced team of designers and installers who have an abundance of passion and knowledge when it comes to kitchens. After all, as a company we have successfully designed kitchens for 15 years, so its safe to say, we know what we are talking about.
Click below to read about our design and installation process.
We are proud to have many happy clients! Here is what some of them have said:
Sola were excellent in every stage of the process
Sola were excellent in every stage of the process. Patient and thoughtful on the planning, creative in working to my budget, professional on the delivery and fitting, and absolutely fantastic on the aftercare and snagging. I could not recommend them more highly.
We had a fantastic experience with Sola Kitchens, I cannot recommend them highly enough. We felt guided and supported throughout the project by Sofia and the Sola team. We enjoyed visits to the Sola shops and were hugely impressed with the preparation, attention to detail and expert input which along with our ideas, evolved into the wonderful kitchen and side return space we now enjoy. Working with Sola Kitchens was the highlight of our building project.
We have had an excellent experience with Sola Kitchens. We looked at a large number of different kitchen showrooms but kept coming back to Sola because we loved the finishes available, the simplicity of the designs and the quality of the product. Rhiannon provided great design input to our project particularly when we had to make late changes to the layout to incorporate a utility room off the kitchen. Rhiannon was extremely knowledgeable and helpful when it came to choosing appliances. Tanya and the installation team were also excellent visiting the site as it changed to ensure that dimensions and fit were still OK. The care and communication from every part of the team during the project has been great as has the follow up post the final fix by our builders. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sola Kitchens.
Sola Kitchens built my kitchen, bookcase in our lounge and the vanity in the master bathroom; they are all beautiful and well built. The thought and care put into deciding the specifics of each were done step by step by Sola Kitchens’ fabulous designer Pia; always offering excellent suggestions but keeping in mind our vision of the look we wanted to create. Pia and the entire staff at Sola were a complete pleasure to work with. Any small issues that arose were swiftly and professional sorted with grace and care. I cannot recommend and praise Sola Kitchens more highly
We have had two kitchens installed by Sola kitchens. We absolutely love the design and the quality of their kitchens. They offer a very professional, personalised and super friendly service. From planning stage to installing the kitchen to service afterwards everything went extremely well. We would highly recommend Sola kitchen to anyone who likes great quality and amazing looks!
I love my kitchen so much! It has really completely changed the way we use our ground floor. It's perfect for my family. From start to finish the whole experience was fun and stress free.
We are utterly delighted with the kitchen and certainly feel that Sola Kitchens/Rhiannon completely fulfilled our brief for a light and luminous space, with a contemporary, elegant and minimalist design and yet also a natural, warm and practical kitchen for our family.
Robert not only did the most beautiful job with the unit itself, he was a pleasure to deal with, extremally professional and meticulous in his work
Sola kitchens was founded by Sofia Bune Strandh in 2006.
Whilst searching for kitchen furniture for her own flat in central London, Sofia had in her mind the high quality cabinets she was used to in her native Sweden. Unable to find just what she wanted in the UK she began a search for a company with the traditional carpentry techniques and designs she was looking for. Having had her kitchen installed, Sofia was so thrilled with the quality and style of her new kitchen that she gave up her career as a solicitor to start Sola Kitchens so that others could also benefit from the pleasure of Scandinavian kitchen furniture. She started working with long established Swedish manufacturer Lidhults, who specialise in bespoke solid wood kitchens and interiors in classic styles.
As her business has grown, Sofia now works with a multitude of different types of craftsman all across Europe who specialise in working with a range of different materials. It is the combination of these high quality materials which make our designs so unique and desirable.