Our bespoke kitchen design commissions in Frome have been varied. If you told us when we were founded that we would be designing bespoke kitchens in Frome in a few years we’d find it hard to believe. The Somerset market town has seen quite a transformation recently, buoyed partly by the growing popularity of nearby Bruton.
The gentrification of Frome has been fuelled by a burgeoning arts scene, so much so that it was recently voted by readers of The Times as one of the best places to live in Britain. The town has a host of culture, architecture, craft and performing arts for visitors to immerse themselves in, and in the first Sunday of every month Somerset locals are treated to the arrival of the Frome Independent Market which fills the town with vintage clothing, delicious food, street entertainment and local artisanal produce of every type imaginable.
This has attracted a growing number of creative industries to the town, including craft, digital, 3D animators and media agencies keen to cash in on the cool.
The architecture of Frome is wonderful. As an important trading town since the Domesday Book, the buildings are those built for important local merchants who made money from, among other things, wool. These grander buildings have become attractive spaces for creative hubs, and consequently, property prices, like nearby Bruton, have shot up.
Markets aside, another big draw to Frome is the Cheese and Grain concert venue which hosts a wide variety of acts from amateur wrestling to the Foo Fighters and Paul McCartney who performed at the venue before their respective gigs at Glastonbury Festival.
What was once a shabby market town has now become a very desirable place to live and work, and the whole community and wider Somerset population has benefitted.