Natalie and Johnny have transformed our kitchen from a cramped and badly organised space to an easy-to-use, spacious room that the whole family wants to spend time in; perfect for cooking, sharing family meals and for entertaining. Natalie took time to understand what we were looking for in a new kitchen and her design ideas were perfectly implemented by Johnny, giving us beautiful cabinets that completely suit our needs. With their invaluable advice on colours and accessories and their expert ability to overcome obstacles along the way (e.g. some very wonky cottage walls), the process has been seamless with excellent communication throughout. I highly recommend Natalie and Johnny - they are both lovely to work with and the kitchen they have designed, built and installed for us is just what we wanted.
Mrs D, Dorset
I cannot imagine that we could have found a better company to design and build our new kitchen. J D Kitchens & Joinery involved us at every stage of the process so that my husband and I felt we fully owned the project, whilst the experts were at the helm!
As the kitchen designer, Natalie's passion, imagination, experience and encouragement was the driving force from the start. She has an amazing gift to be able to visualise how a space can be utilised or changed for the better. She and Johnny listened carefully to what we wanted and managed with great skill to offer suggestions to the pot which never failed to make 100% sense.
Natalie and Johnny always made us feel that we were their priority, although they had many other projects on the go. Natalie was there at the end of a phone listening to any concerns, offering advice, and never making one feel uncomfortable - however trite the query.
The result of their hard work is simply stunning - both beautiful to look at and an absolute joy to use.
Johnny and Natalie are an amazing team, and we cannot recommend them highly enough as both designer and maker of a bespoke kitchen you could not fail to be delighted with.
Mrs J Hyett
After being let down by another company, I was given the number of JDK by a friend. She spoke very highly of the company and the work they had done for her. I gave them a call and the service I got was first class. The whole process from beginning to end was, for me, effortless.
JDK arrived on the date and time we had agreed and the work was completed in the time frame specified by Jonny. The work done was to an extremely high standard and the end product was exactly what I had agreed to. The price was very competitive having compared the price with quotes from other companies.
The bookcases are fabulous and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to other people. I will definitely be using JDK again.
A Lyles
From the moment that I first spoke to Natalie Evans of JD Kitchens I realized that this was going to be the company that would build my new kitchen. She just 'got' what I was trying to achieve - a contemporary kitchen in a period farmhouse. The attention to detail - from understanding how our family live and operate in the kitchen, to suggesting the best appliances for our budget and keeping within our budget. My contractors also found Johnnie very easy to work with. His instructions for works to be done before his arrival were clear, and nothing was too much trouble. They both have a 'can do' attitude, which is a joy to work with.
I have no hesitation in recommending them.
I have certainly ended up with my dream kitchen for an extremely competitive budget which has been the subject of many extremely complimentary comments.
CS
J D Kitchens and Joinery, owned and run by Johnny and Natalie Evans, designed and made my beautiful bespoke kitchen. Johnny and Natalie are passionate about what they do and it shows. As the designer, Natalie was patient, understanding and empathetic (maybe she should have been a nurse), and stayed objective and hugely enthusiastic throughout. She put herself in my apron, listened to what I needed and ran with it. She suggested ideas, thought incredibly carefully about the design and practicality of my kitchen, and didn't bat an eyelid when I said for about the third time "I've changed my mind about the floor". Johnny is a perfectionist. And my kitchen proves it. The paintwork is beautiful, and two years on, despite 3 kids and a dog crashing about in my new kitchen, there is not a sign of a chip. It looks as good as it did the day it was finished - which incidentally, was the day Johnny and Natalie said it would be finished. It is very elegant, yet extremely robust - no mean feat. It was always a pleasure working with Johnny and Natalie. The kind of people I wanted to have to dinner afterwards, in my gorgeous new kitchen of course.
Mrs C, Child Okeford
We are the proud owner of a beautiful new kitchen, designed and installed by Natalie and Johnny of J D Kitchens and Joinery. Their professionalism and meticulous attention to detail set them way above other kitchen companies we had in to quote. Having Johnny in the house was so easy, and he left everything immaculately so we could carry on normal life in the evenings. They liaised with our builders, advised on flooring, lighting and paint colours, and their clever design and first class carpentry skills have given us a low-cost off-the-shelf kitchen that looks a million dollars! We are absolutely thrilled with the result.
Mrs D, Dorset
My bespoke bookcases made by JD Kitchens & Joinery are fabulous. After being let down by another company, I was given their number by a friend, who spoke very highly of them. Their service was first class, and the whole process was effortless. JDK arrived on the date agreed and the work was completed in the time frame specified. The work done was to an extremely high standard and the end product was exactly what I wanted. Compared to other companies, their price was also very competitive. I would have no hesitation in recommending J D Kitchens & Joinery to other people, and will definitely be using them again.
Mrs L, Hampshire
Over the years we have bought a number of bespoke kitchens from well-known suppliers in London. When we moved to Dorset we wanted to try a local company and chose J D Kitchens & Joinery. It was definitely the right decision. Natalie and Johnny were very careful to ensure that the design and layout worked from both a practical and an aesthetic point of view. As a result, we now have a truly bespoke kitchen that not only looks beautiful but is the most user-friendly we've ever had. We also asked them to project manage the job for us, which included organising all of the external suppliers and trades to ensure that the kitchen was delivered on time and on budget, which it was. They were a pleasure to work with, and I would definitely recommend them.
Mr W, Dorset
Thank you Johnny and Natalie for a fantastic kitchen makeover. I can't recommend you enough. You have transformed our tatty ill-fitting kitchen into a lovely modern design using virtually all our old units. Coupled with Johnny's brilliant carpentry and painting skills, a new worktop, sink and handles we now have a stunning kitchen at a fraction of the cost of a new one!
Mrs C, Dorset
Study bookcases, filing cabinets, cupboards and dressing room wardrobes - we have commissioned them all from J D Kitchens & Joinery. If you are looking for a personal, caring, insightful designer, and a delightful, perfectionist workman, look no further: Natalie and Johnny's work would be hard to beat. The bespoke items they've produced for us have the "wow factor" in buckets! We can't wait for our new kitchen!
Mrs M, Dorset
We are absolutely delighted with our new kitchen! Working with Johnny and his team was a real pleasure. From design through to installation, their advice and patience was exceptional. We now have a stunning hand-built kitchen at a fraction of the cost of the 'big designers'
LG, Winterborne Stickland
New to the area, we were strongly recommended to ask J D Kitchens and Joinery to quote on making the library bookcases and cupboards we needed to house the contents of dozens of boxes. Johnny took the utmost care to discover exactly what we wanted and gave very good advice to help us realise our wishes. On site, he worked very hard to complete the project with the least disruption and the most efficiency: consultations did not become time-wasting chats. Eighteen months later, when we needed a fitted sideboard, his scrupulous attention to detail made him our natural choice. Everyone who visits comments on the attractive appearance of the rooms that contain his fitted furniture.
AG, Iwerne Minster
Johnny has carried out a variety of projects for us over the past four years, including constructing three large fitted wardrobes, bookcases, bathroom cabinets and a beautiful oak desk. He has always been a pleasure to deal with - he makes helpful suggestions, works hard and efficiently, proved to be very reliable and always arrives on-time, is always considerate and cleans up meticulously. We have always been delighted with the end result. I have recommended him to my friends and will continue to do so.
KB, Ashmore
I am thrilled with the results of Johnny's work. He is a versatile and completely reliable craftsman, carrying out the onsite work efficiently and with the minimum amount of disruption and mess. Most importantly, he was able to improve on my rather sketchy designs and suggest solutions to my storage needs, all the time with an eye for what would best suit the house.
PM, Sturminster Newton
Johnny and his team call when they say they will, turn up when they say they will and finish on time and on budget - you don't believe me? See for yourself! No wonder he seems to have worked for virtually every house in our village.
Mrs C, Child Okeford