Hello, I’m Toby Lister

Kitchen designer, serious cook and owner of Somax Kitchens in Clitheroe, Lancashire

If you’re looking for a unique high-quality kitchen, we can ease you through the process of design and installation. And we make it enjoyable from start to finish.

As a family owned kitchen design business, we pride ourselves on being as friendly and personal as we are professional. We take the time to get to know you, and how you want your kitchen to work, so that we can create your ideal space.

Every project and budget is different. As experienced kitchen designers we pride ourselves on delivering imaginative and creative solutions to fit your brief.

It’s a cliché but I’m passionate about kitchen design. It’s a love affair that has spanned 18 years in the luxury end of the German kitchen industry…

Somax Kitchens Planning Service

You’re in creative and experienced hands

It started with a BA Honours Degree in Furniture and Product Design, several years working in the family construction business, and 13 years at the country’s premier German Kitchen retailer in Manchester.

I now get to direct all my passion into Somax Kitchens, which I set up when my wife Catherine and I had our second child and I wanted to be based near home in the Ribble Valley.

Coming up with the perfect company name can be a head scratcher, but being a sentimental sort, ours derives from the names of our two children…

Sophie and Max.

We have the same high expectations as you

German-engineered kitchens

We only offer luxury German kitchen furniture by Rational. Having worked as a kitchen designer at the very top end of the german furniture market, I know good quality but I also know value for money. Rational offers both.

Top of the range appliances

We are also a Neff 5 Star Master Partner and Silestone Elite Showroom, accolades we have worked hard to achieve, to offer you quality and affordable appliances and accessories.

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Somax Kitchens showroom in Clitheroe Lancashire

When we say come to our showroom to browse at your leisure – we really mean it

In 2012 we opened our stunning new showroom, based within the popular Shackletons Home and Garden Centre, just outside the picturesque market town of Clitheroe in the Ribble Valley.

Our showroom features three room-sized kitchen displays, which you can look round feeling really relaxed, without the fear of being pounced on by an over-zealous sales person.

It’s only fair to warn you, the coffee and cake at the Pavilion Cafe next door is severely tempting.

We look forward to welcoming you at Somax Kitchens showroom soon.

Toby Lister, Owner and Kitchen Designer

Visit our stunning showroom to view our fully working Rational kitchen displays