Darren Taylor –
Owner of Searle & Taylor
“I have been in the kitchens industry for my entire working life. I live, love and breathe it, and I am passionate about the work we do.
“Following a two-year apprenticeship in skilled cabinet-making, and with some very big ideas, I started in the kitchens business at aged 18. I gradually made the transition to designing bespoke hand-built kitchens from a small farm workshop in Alton alongside my former business partner, Jeff Searle whose name remains respectfully ‘above the door’ to this day.
“25 years later, I am the proud owner of two showrooms in Ropley and Winchester, and my business is supported by an excellent team of talented designers and craftspeople, some of whom have worked closely with me for nearly 20 years. My foundation in bespoke cabinet-making ensures that we all have a fundamental understanding of every aspect of kitchen design and planning; from expertly designed and hand-crafted curved cabinet displays, to walk-in larders and foldaway pocket doors. All elements intrinsically come together and work beautifully with one another.
“We bring your ideas to life with our thoughtful and intelligent designs and working with you, we create both practical yet elegant solutions to suit your needs and desires. Offering precise installation advice and outstanding customer service from start to finish, our kitchens and lifestyle spaces are built to withstand the test of time.
“If you are considering a new kitchen, or you are just looking for some design inspiration, pop into our stunning showrooms for a coffee and an opportunity to discuss your project with one of our dedicated team. We look forward to meeting you soon.”