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About Us

Andrew James is a family business with family values

Here you have a chance to find out about us. Andrew James Kitchens & Bedrooms is a family business with family values and an emphasis on customer service, high quality brands and exceptional design.

We have a long track record of providing high quality kitchen and bedroom furniture across the Yorkshire region, servicing discerning home owners with our aspirational brands.

Our expertise in kitchen and bedroom design and installation goes without saying. Now, by adding bathroom design to our services there is not a living space in your home that we cannot enhance and fit out from our vast portfolio of furniture, appliances and accessories. Ours is a complete lifestyle solution. Contact us if we can help.

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Time-served expertise

Formerly known as Woodworking Solutions, which was set up in 2005, the roots of the business date back to the 1980’s to Andy’s father’s fitted furniture company known as Hobson and Lee.

Given his background and hands on experience Andy quickly gained a reputation in the Yorkshire area for high quality handmade joinery. He started producing bespoke, hand crafted kitchen and bedroom furniture, using today’s finest materials, traditional joinery techniques and the latest machinery to create unique cabinetry.

After 10 years of designing, manufacturing and installing Andrew converted his workshops into a kitchen showroom utilising his experience in the industry, focusing on his design skills and opening a new chapter for the business to develop and grow.

Having years of experience in the industry Andy and Ruth have taken a very considered approach to the selection of brands and specialist suppliers for every aspect of a kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.

A professional & knowledgeable team

Supporting Andy and Ruth in the business is a team of installers and project managers, many of whom have been with us since the beginning.

Andy & Ruth Lee

Andy started designing and building furniture working alongside his father, Dave, during his childhood. He discovered a love for carpentry and the tools of the trade. Living spaces are his speciality and he knows AJKB’s product ranges so well that he never misses a design trick or small detail to enhance a client’s lifestyle and enjoyment. Ruth also grew up around wood as her father was a time served carpenter. Following their marriage in 2003 Andrew and Ruth renovated their first house together. It was a natural progression to work with Andrew in the Woodworking Solutions business that they set up together (now Andrew James Kitchen & Bedrooms) in 2005.

Peter Emmett

Peter served his apprenticeship with Andrew’s father in 1986 and spent 12 years with Hobson & Lee. Continuing in the kitchen & bedroom industry he has worked in every aspect of fitted furniture from manufacturing to installation and heads up all our installation teams.

Ethan Bowen

Ethan joined the AJKB team in 2017 to assist with design and project management. His background in Architecture and Environmental Design, and subsequent years designing for other European Furniture brands, has lent him an invaluable skill set. He now specialises in providing high quality 3D renders to help our clients visualise their dream spaces and works alongside Andy with layout and material selections.