5 strs for an amazing company. Sound advice on design and functionality , receptive to my wishes but patiently steering me away from a couple of ill conceived ideas about kitchen layout. Excellent workmanship with great attention to detail and intelligent problem solving skills in view of confounding building associated structural problems along the way. Always responsive and absolutely lovely to work with. The finished kitchen is of high quality, beautiful and functional, and was completed to budget.
Ursula, West London
We recently had our kitchen and wardrobes done by Balau and I am so pleased with the results I keep having to pinch myself! We already had a few quotes from other companies but were not entirely happy with the designs. From the very first visit both Aga and Carl were so welcoming and helpful that they made us feel like nothing was too much to ask for. I had a vague idea of what I wanted my kitchen to look like but with Aga’s vision and guidance she gave me the kitchen of my dreams! No query was too much, no question too silly, she answered everything with grace and understanding despite my worries. She did several drawings for me to see what the end result would be and gave us so many good ideas and advice as to what would work and where and what wouldn’t! She thought about every little detail and is such a perfectionist it felt very reassuring that our project was in good hands. Her in depth knowledge and design skills were evident all throughout the process and I can’t praise or thank her enough for giving us such a stunning quality kitchen! As we were so impressed by the kitchen we also had three bedroom wardrobes done by them and again they didn’t disappoint. Aga and Carl are husband and wife and Aga’s brother Michael does the fitting so it’s a real family affair and I think that gives it the personal touch that makes all the difference from getting a good service to getting an excellent service. Both our kitchen and our wardrobes have impressed whoever has seen them and I cannot recommend Balau highly enough. For good solid quality kitchens and personable design, advice and service please do seriously consider them. Thank you once again Aga, Carl and Michael.
Ilknur, South Woodford
It is with great pleasure we are posting feedback on Balau Kitchen. When we embarked on planning the kitchen for our large extension, we had no idea of what style we wanted – Country / Shabby chic / Traditional / Contemporary. However, after working closely with Aga at Balau, the style of the kitchen just seemed to evolve and very much to our satisfaction. Aga was always careful not to force her opinion on you but volunteered suggestions and provided direction if needed. We could not be happier with the support we have received from Aga, Michael and Karl.We were initially reticent about getting a quote for a bespoke kitchen through concerns about costs. However, after having quotes from some of the well known off-the-shelf kitchen suppliers and comparing the finished product, we are now 100% happy with our decision to opt for the bespoke product at a slightly higher cost. Apart from ending up with a very stylish kitchen with the “wow” factor, it exudes quality and just “works” from a functionality perspective. When completing a project like this and, after the dust has settled, people often think of what they would do differently. We are at the point where we have been using the kitchen for several months and can honestly say, we would not change a thing!
Fantastic attention to detail, accurate timetabling and thoroughly pleasant to deal with. This was quite big job gutting our sitting room and kitchen area, reconfiguring the space and having new kitchen, floors and radiators. Aga planned it meticulously and kept a grip on costs so there were no surprises and we finished bang on budget. Michael did the bulk of the work itself. His insistence on getting the design right and his meticulousness in carrying out the work mean that we have a smart, sophisticated kitchen at a quality beyond what you get for this price elsewhere. All cabinets were bespoke and very good quality. I doubt that there is any company to match Balau Kitchens.
Balau Kitchens are a fantastic company. The design service is excellent and helped us to create exactly the kitchen that we had hoped for. What sets them apart is their attention to detail and the fact that Mike and his small team are happy to go the extra mile to ensure that the works are carried out to the highest possible standard and with real care and consideration. The whole project kept to time and to budget with any unforeseen issues dealt with in a proactive and practical way with no increase to costs. They are also very friendly and utterly trustworthy.
I am overjoyed with my dream kitchen from Aga, Michael and Karl at Balau Kitchens. Aga listened patiently to my needs and worked hard at planning the kitchen within my limited budget without compromising her attention to detail. Karl and Michael who is a perfectionist and an effective problem solver worked meticulously on the installation and finished within the promised time scale. It was a joy to have them working in my home and I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Michael, Aga and Carl are an endlessly patient, friendly and helpful team. They are able to bring your kitchen dreams into reality. Aga has some really inspired design ideas, and Michael and Carl are tireless workers who can make those dreams a reality. I cannot thank them enough for their hard work and attention to detail. They are a small company who can devote their time and energy to one project, from design to execution.
Balau Kitchens is an excellent company who are clearly passionate about what they do . The attention to detail and quality of workmanship is fantastic. Aga listened carefully to what I wanted then helped to make it a reality with lots of helpful suggestions along the way and very patient and responsive with any questions. Carl and Michael installed the kitchen with such care and attention to detail. I am very happy with our new kitchen and cannot recommend them highly
We are delighted with the service Balau Kitchens have provided. They have been nothing short of fantastic. From design to installation everything is of the highest standard. We couldn’t have asked for anything more. The Balau team (Aga, Mark & Carl) treat your project as if they were working on their own home and you cannot get that with the High St retailers. Nothing is too much and they always go the extra mile. Thank you Balau!
Aga and Michael at Balau Kitchens have created a spectacular new kitchen for me out of a tired, old fashioned one. Their attention to detail was second to none and their patience and ability in understanding what I wanted when I didn’t even know myself was quite astonishing. Nothing was too much trouble and no detail was overlooked. Their recommendations were well thought out and in perfect keeping with what I now know to be their excellent design skills. I can’t recommend them highly enough and it’s a pity I can only give them five stars. There doesn’t seem to be a way of giving them more. Thank you, thank you Aga and Michael …
Patricia, St. Paul’s
After 6 ½ years it still gives me a thrill to use and admire the kitchen which Michal Spiessens (now trading as Balau Kitchens) installed for me in 2011. He and his sister Aga designed it to my requirements and no detail was overlooked. It was beyond my expectations that the grain of the wood veneer on the cupboard doors flows continuously from one cupboard to the next right around the kitchen as if all the doors and drawers are made from one piece of wood . This is a feature I would expect only in the most upmarket installations and yet the price I paid was very reasonable. The materials and fittings used are of high quality throughout and after years of use the kitchen still looks pristine and is a pleasure to use. Michal takes great pride in his work and it was a pleasure to deal with him. I can’t recommend Balau Kitchens highly enough.
Excellent service with a real dedication to quality. We didn’t plan to get another quote, but were visiting the Harris kitchen shop and they encouraged us to enquire.The designs in the shop looked a bit modern for our house, but they encouraged us to with their commitment to a full project management. The result is stunning.
Balau Kitchens, Michael and Aga are a team that compliment each other in everyway.Aga was fantastic with her sense of detail, professional approach and sound advice. Michael is a perfectionist and a natural when it comes to measurements, fitting and making sure all elements of our new kitchen worked to our satisfaction. My wife and I can only say, we highly recommend Balau Kitchens, in the knowledge we received total commitment to every detail and a high standard of workmanship. We love our kichen.
Jonnie, Shepherd’s Bush
Aga has been supportive and dedicated in helping me achieve my dream kitchen all the way from start to finish. Michael and the team who fitted the kitchen was to the highest standard, I would highly recommend Balau.
I Love it.
Thank you to the whole team
I used this company for my fitted wardrobes and I can’t speak highly enough of them. Their service was friendly and personal – the wardrobes are of excellent quality and have been fitted perfectly. Very, very happy and would absolutely recommend Balau Kitchens.
Aga and her team were very professional and we had excellent service all round. Aga supported us through the whole process providing invaluable advice on design, layout, fittings etc. She was always available at the end of a phone when I had any queries. She came up with ideas and suggestions that we had not thought about. The fitters were very nice to have around your home. They were very reliable and cleaned up after themselves every night before they left. The project went according to plan and we would highly recommend them.
The team at Balau Kitchens were a pleasure to work with. They took our first design thoughts for some additional kitchen storage, and worked through a number of options until we were happy. The way in which the furniture was built in situ, with maximum attention to detail was impressive and we are thrilled with the end result. It is beautiful to look at, as well as the practical benefit of giving us more use of the fairly limited space we have. We could not be happier.
Lucy, Woodford Green
We hired the Balau kitchen team as our kitchen needed not just new cabinets and appliances but some additional work involving demolishing a fake wall previous owners built and closing a wall to create a pocket doors so we can separate our living and dinning space. Aga worked with us and helped us design the kitchen we really didn’t realise it was possible, offering advice and guidance based on years of experience in designing the kitchen. Every little detail was considered including how tall I am ( im average hight) and would I be able to reach the back of the wall cabinets to use them efficiently. I loved Aga’s designs and suggestions and after 4 different options we have chosen a design, colours, worktops and appliances. The team informed us the work would take between 3-4 weeks and they coordinated various professions needed to complete the job. Our kitchen was finished on time and a precise budget we were quoted. The team delivered high standard of work and finishes and we have been using and abusing our kitchen ever since without any visible signs of wear and tear. We have since recommended Balau kitchen to several friends who, like us, are very happy.