Thomas Matthew Kitchens & Furniture

a Family affair

The company is founded by two brothers, Thomas & Matthew O’Grady each of us have an eye for detail and desire for perfection in our chosen fields and the work we produce for our clients.

Thomas first started his career as a decorator, learning the art of fine finishing under both his father and grandfather. After completing his apprenticeship, he soon set off to establish his own painting & decorating company, becoming an accomplished decorator in his own right.

Beginning to specialize in kitchen and furniture restoration along side decorating, he soon began to realise this was where his passion lay, deciding to ditch the decorating and start a finishing & spray shop.

Matthew was trained as a traditional cabinet making joiner, working on bespoke joinery projects right from the very start. With the driving desire & vision to one day found his own company and he studied & learnt anything and everything he could about kitchens, joinery, furniture making, the suppliers needed and the business during his 4 year apprenticeship, acting like a sponge trying to absorb as much information as he could. After completing his apprenticeship he moved on to further his education of the industry, at this point Matthew had a very good knowledge of building bespoke projects in the workshop but only a small amount of fitting experience. There was a gap in what he needed to know to get to where he wanted to be. He found where he needed to be, going on to train as a fitter for a high end kitchen company. It was here that he learnt to fit bespoke kitchens, wardrobes, libraries, and furniture. When Matthew wasn’t on site fitting he was furthering his education in the workshop being trained to manufacture and fit Corian and Solid surface worktops in. This was a time of real commitment to the vision and dream for him, working extremely long hours. Normal working hours became and have now stayed a thing of the past. Once his knowledge was well round and enough to properly serve his clients he set out on his own.

After both having success in their chosen crafts, Thomas & Matthew began to recognized their shared vision and commitment to creating a truly unparalleled service, Thomas Matthew kitchens was born, the rest is history…

I have now completed 7 projects with Thomas Matthew and their affiliate company MSO Joinery. As a busy interior designer I need to work with trades I can trust, who are thoughtful and courteous to my clients, deliver on time, within budget and exceed expectations. All of this and more can be said of these two companies. Matthew never fails to understand that the work they are doing for me is generally only part of a much bigger project and any slippage in timing affects other trades and the schedule in general, this is a rare quality. He and the guys he employs all did their apprenticeships together, they have therefore worked as a team for years, are a known quantity and perform as a finely oiled machine. My professional life became a whole lot easier the day I employed Matthew. We already have more projects in the pipeline and I could not feel more confident that they will continue to deliver the fabulous work myself and my clients demand.

Val Plummer At No 19 Interiorshttps://www.houzz.co.uk/viewReview/1151689/Thomas-Matthew-Handmade-Kitchens---Furniture-review

I had Thomas Matthew build me a beautiful handmade kitchen. The look and quality of the workmanship was perfection. The kitchen was a traditional in frame style kitchen, hand painted in French grey with corian worktops. I could not be happier and would highly recommend this company.

David Evanshttps://www.houzz.co.uk/viewReview/1148410/thomas-matthew-handmade-kitchens-furniture-review

I contacted Thomas Matthew as a friend recommended them to me, I recently moved house and was limited for space, thankfully this is no longer an issue due to their clever designs. Everybody who sees my new made to measure wardrobes, wants to know where I got them from! They designed a beautiful pair with sliding doors with a high quality finish. I absolutely love my new shoe storage design that Matthew managed to incorporate into the wardrobe. Will definitely be using again & recommending to family & friends. It was an absolute pleasure doing business with you both.

Stacey Tappinghttps://www.houzz.co.uk/viewReview/1147890/Thomas-Matthew-Handmade-Kitchens---Furniture-review

A Fantastic design was achieved with ease because of Thomas Matthew capability and knowledge within this industry which was much appreciated.
The quality and finish is to a very high standard which we are really happy with, which also has actually helped us sell our house. They kept to our schedule and it was completed on budget.
I would like to thank the team for their passion and commitment in completing this bespoke Project.
The truth is in the pudding and if you look at any of there previous work you will be greatly surprised how good it is, as you can tell i would highly recommend them !!

Paul Youngerhttps://www.houzz.co.uk/viewReview/1148306/Thomas-Matthew-Handmade-Kitchens---Furniture-review