Kitchens in Portugal is a specialist design and supply service created primarily for English speaking expats of all nationalities living or planning to live in Portugal.
Our aim is simple - to help our customers build their perfect kitchen.
We ourselves are a mixed team of expats and Portuguese, so we know how important it is to feel fully settled in this fabulous country.
We know that having the right kitchen can be a key part of making us feel completely at home.
And we also know what best options are available here.
So you bring your vision, creativity, preferences and needs; we bring our expertise, design flair, passion and dedication; and together we create your perfect kitchen.
Made in Portugal to European standards of excellence.
How do we work?
You are the expert in what you want, and we are experts in how best to deliver the dream. So the first step is to talk with you - let’s talk about the vision, the style and the functionality. How will you use the space? How do you want it to look and feel? What is most important to you? What are the essentials, the desirables and the good-to-have extras? If we get this right the kitchen really can be perfect for you.
Once we understand you we produce for you, completely free of charge, a set of high quality colour visuals so you can see how your kitchen will look. We work to your budget, advising you and guiding you on products, styles and cost options.
When you are totally happy, and we have the agreed design, we pass it to our manufacturing team to tailor-make your kitchen.
We deliver to your home anywhere in continental Portugal.
And if you want we can complete the installation for you too - just to make sure that the reality really does match the dream!
As a further option we can take care of all the building works and property renovations you need - from plumbing and wiring, to decoration, to construction - whether they are related to the kitchen or not. Just tell us what you need.
BEST PRODUCT QUALITY
We don't cut corners. We provide you with outstanding quality kitchens made in Portugal with materials meeting European standards of excellence. We use only top quality cabinet materials and equipment produced in Europe: Solid Hidrofugo Board for the cabinets and Hettich or Blum for all the soft close door hinges and drawer runners. No more scraping and banging when you close your kitchen doors and drawers!
We have a wide selection of kitchen options to whet your appetite, and can point you to leading manufacturers so you can see even more design and style ideas. Working with you we create a truly individual design which will be completely bespoke but without the hefty price tag!
Complete flexibility in cabinet sizes - we tailor make your kitchen units. Our cabinets are of the highest international standards and come in a fabulous range of colours and textures. We provide some pretty neat storage solutions with spacious larders, drawers and corners. Knowing your habits and available space we can make it all fit nicely in your home so it looks great and works brilliantly for you.
THE STYLE YOU WANT
The widest possible selection of styles from super-modern to country cottage. Extensive colour palettes for painted doors.
What should I consider before buying a new kitchen in Portugal?
One of the things that convinced us to set up Kitchens in Portugal was the number of people we talked to who told us of their frustrations and disappointments with existing suppliers in Portugal
Suppliers offering a fairly limited number of styles and cabinet sizes. A friend who wanted a more traditional style of kitchen for example, struggled to find a supplier who offered the right choice of variety and quality.
Language issues. We have met more than one recent arrival who were not yet confident enough in their Portuguese, and who were finding it painfully difficult to talk through their ideas on how they wanted to use their kitchens, not to mention style and materials, textures and colours. We all know how frustrating it is when we think we have understood something and have been understood, but the messages have simply been lost in translation!
Uncertainty as to what is readily available in Portugal and a reluctance amongst some suppliers to hunt down a less common bit of equipment.
Lack of help to explore the technical aspects. One customer we talked to had not realised that there was a difference between lacquered doors - which was what she had in her mind’s eye - and vinyl-wrapped doors - which is what she ended up with.
Knowing whether, for example, the top-of-the-range imported goods would work with their new property’s maximum electrical supply. (Happily that particular couple managed to return their goods for a full refund!)
So we wanted to set up a company which offered professional advice and guidance, and genuine help, so that our customers are clear about their best choices and we are clear how to deliver their perfect kitchen.
Here is our main advice. It does not have to be us, but talk to a professional company before you make any binding decisions - it's really important! A new kitchen is a big investment and a big part of the feel of your home. There are some shortcuts you shouldn’t take!