Cornwall Living 2018

A polished performance

Make the ultimate statement with stunning polished concrete worktops and bespoke cabinets from Arnold’s Kitchens.

There are kitchens. And then there are Arnold’s Kitchens – truly original spaces, lovingly pored over and handmade right here in Cornwall by a small artisan team. Arnold and Leigh Van Den Dolder are the couple to speak to when an ‘off the shelf’ solution simply won’t do. And why should it? After all, we spend a huge part of our lives in our kitchens; the room where the family congregates at the start and end of every day. A good kitchen adds a huge amount of value to a house, and it’s often the room to clinch the deal in a house sale or holiday cottage booking. So why settle for anything less than perfection? This is certainly Arnold and Leigh’s philosophy. Every single piece is approached individually like a work of art.

So what makes Arnold’s Kitchens so different? For a start, the team are particularly known for their bespoke polished concrete worktops, a popular addition to some the most high-end homes, from Cornwall to Africa, ideal for achieving a bold industrial look, when paired with vintage lighting and utilitarian copper or brass taps and fittings.

However, while there are signature trademarks of the team’s kitchens, these flourishes can be incorporated into a diverse array of styles, from chic New England shaker themed cabinets to earthy Moroccan inspired doors. Indeed, whatever style your home, whether traditional country cottage or chic waterside apartment, the team can create something that complements and enhances it. In fact, they seem to genuinely relish the challenge. And with everything created bespoke to your exact specifications – including the beautiful solid cast concrete worktops created in situ – these truly are one-of-a-kind pieces.

With the New Year on the horizon, now is the perfect time to starting thinking about a new kitchen. Perhaps you have a holiday let that could do with updating now in time for the spring season? If you think your kitchen is in need of a refresh, why not add the ‘wow’ factor with a visit to Arnold’s Kitchens – hardwearing and ruggedly beautiful, they perform as efficiently as they look.


Unit 1, Mount Pleasant Eco Park, Porthtowan TR4 8HL
01209 596678

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