Life Kitchens Is A Fifth Generation Family-Run Business Delivering Inspiring Kitchens

By CTH Editors

1 month ago

Beautiful, bespoke spaces that are the heart of the home

Life Kitchens is an entry in our Great British Brands 2024 book. 

Life Kitchens: Great British Brands 2024

‘Life Kitchens is a leading, fifth generation, British family business, first established over 110 years ago. We set out to inspire and deliver beautiful spaces that suit both the homeowner’s tastes and the heritage of the home itself. From sleek modern slab to ornate shaker, we have honed our craft across a range of interior styles, so there is something for everyone. A kitchen is an important purchase, so our job is to make it enjoyable – which is why people are at the heart of what we do. We want customers to know that we are with them at each stage of their project, from their initial design consultation to the first cup of tea in their new kitchen. Our team of designers are on hand at both showrooms in Wimbledon and Waterloo to support with anything they may need, from browsing samples to discussing layouts.

A kitchen by Life Kitchens

From our perspective, technology significantly supports our showrooms and their capacity to inspire someone’s designs, helping customers to visualise their chosen components to design in a fully realised space. We manufacture in-house, from cabinetry and paint finishing to  precision-made bespoke work surfaces. In an ever-changing digital landscape, we believe it is important to embrace change and take it in our stride. We have applied AI technology to greatly improve productivity and efficiency. AI software can automate small and repetitive tasks, freeing up our talented team’s time to focus on more creative and complex work. As a result, we have been able to maximise the possibilities for our customers’ projects. Life Kitchens is all about kitchens for living, merging style and aesthetic with day-to-day functionality. Storytelling allows us to give a personalised experience that resonates with our customers. As a result, they trust in us to bring their dream kitchen to life.’

Oliver Stephenson, CEO

Five Proudest Moments

  1. Opening the doors of our first showroom in London’s Waterloo in 2018, bringing a diverse collection of kitchens to the marketplace.
  2. Being awarded the Kitchen Showroom of the Year prize by BKU magazine in 2019.
  3. Opening our second showroom on Wimbledon High Street three years later in 2022 with a rich display of modern and classic kitchens, with the largest showcase of 1909 Kitchens, quintessentially British in-frame timber designs with a smooth painted finish.
  4. Designing a stunning, in-frame kitchen for England rugby legend, Will Greenwood in 2023.
  5. The same year, launching our trade exclusive partnership in which we support industry experts in the design, build and creation of beautiful kitchens.

A kitchen island with stools by Life Kitchens

What I’ve Learnt…

  • The showrooms are paramount to our success, serving as a dynamic and visually immersive space to inspire customers.
  • Innovation is key to keeping our brand ahead of the trends and a leading player within the industry.
  • We learnt very quickly that a balanced collaboration between us and our customers is essential.


3 High Street, Wimbledon London SW19 5DX

+44 (0)20 3972 0150