How to Choose Kitchen Furniture
We all dream of a 'show kitchen', but even if you're a dab hand at DIY, a complete refit can be costly, not to mention the hassle and upheaval. At Scotts of Stow we understand this and offer a range of freestanding furniture designed to work around your existing kitchen set-up and lifestyle.
From table and chair sets to extra storage and worktop surfaces, we specialise in furniture designed to complement country-inspired kitchens with many items made exclusively for us.
Kitchen Tables and Chairs
You'll find kitchen tables and chairs sold individually and as sets to suit both small and family-sized households. As with all furniture, it pays to buy the best you can afford as it's likely to need to last a lifetime of daily use.
Before buying it's important to plan your needs around the space you have available.
- First, measure out the floor space
- On the floor, mark the 'footprint' of the kitchen furniture you intend to buy with chalk to give you an idea of the space it will occupy
- Decide how many people you'll need to seat
- Choose between a circular or rectangular kitchen table (circular tables can be more compact)
- Do you need an extendable kitchen table to offer more dining space?
- Do you need extra storage, worktop space and food preparation surfaces?
- Can the furniture be re-positioned easily? (Most of our units are mounted on castors for ease of movement.)
- What kind of finish would suit you? (Our kitchen tables and chairs are finished in all buttermilk or natural varnished wood or a combination of both.)
The Fabulous Foxcote Kitchen Furniture Range -Exclusive to Scotts of Stow
Our famous Foxcote brand is our best-selling collection of country-inspired, kitchen table and chair sets. Craftsmen-made from solid timber, the range includes a circular, 'butterfly' extendable table and traditional spindle back kitchen chairs. Standing on a pedestal and four sturdy legs, the table converts in seconds from a 42" diameter circular table seating four people, to a 59" long oval seating six. Finished in buttermilk with a stained, natural wood table top and chair seats, the Foxcote kitchen table and chair set is also available in a two-person configuration with a smaller, drop-leaf table measuring 35½" in diameter.
To save on floor space, the chairs slide underneath the table, while the drop-leaf version can be folded and stood against a wall when not in use.
Our latest Stow kitchen furniture collection offers the option of a 35½" x 59" rectangular, farmhouse-style dining table, available separately or with a choice of matching spindle back or Windsor chairs.
Stylish, Versatile Kitchen Storage and Worktop Solutions
Even in the best organised kitchen you can never have too much storage or worktop space. With a myriad of electrical appliances, a library of recipe books and an abundance of foodstuffs to find room for, you need capacious but space-saving kitchen storage to keep everything in check.
Here you'll find traditional storage such as our two-part pine dresser and pine cupboard to secret away all your saucepans, crockery, utensils and appliances. The shelved top half of the dresser provides ample room to show off your favourite kitchen-themed ornaments or recipe books.
Meanwhile, for kitchen storage with extra worktop space, we have a good range of kitchen islands. Our latest 'Barrington' range of kitchen trolleys comes in three sizes to suit all kitchens. Made of solid beech, these incredibly useful workstations give you drawers and wicker storage baskets, plus shelves, towel bars and work surfaces. All are castor-mounted to move easily to wherever you're working or moved to one side when not in use.
For smaller kitchens, our compact, mobile mini kitchen trolley is the ideal solution, offering additional worktop and food preparation surfaces together with space-saving storage. Our buttermilk kitchen trolley, for instance, features a full-width drawer, a large double-door cupboard and a smaller, single-door cupboard, plus a nine-bottle wine rack. Together with a generously sized varnished worktop, it's like a self-contained mini kitchen in one!
Genuine Granite at a Great Price
With extra worktop space to hand, why not treat yourself to a genuine granite chopping board, the ultimate food preparation surface? We offer round and rectangular boards at truly affordable prices, giving your kitchen the luxury and look of real granite without the hefty price tag.
Finally, don't forget Scotts of Stow has a full range of kitchen appliances, utensils, textiles, pots and pans, crockery and cutlery, everything you need to make the hardest working room in the house run like clockwork.