A classic off-white shaker kitchen with modern appliances
In 2016 we were asked by a young family from Bradford on Avon to reinvent their kitchen space. We were recommended to the couple by another local designer and we started off by exploring different styles and options for the space. The family had an idea of what they were looking for but were unsure of the detail. After exploring different designs, we settled on a classic shaker style. The couple were looking to create a light elegant look and a shaker style worked perfectly.
To keep the space looking modern and clean we designed the door frames so that the stiles and rails were narrower than normal. This worked to open up the space. The doors were crafted from Accoya with the panels crafted from Tricoya. Accoya is one of the strongest and versatile woods we work with as it doesn’t react or move in humid conditions. The cabinet carcasses were crafted from oak ply with the frames crafted from tulip wood.
Within the kitchen we crafted some very useful bespoke storage solutions. This included two large larders. Both opened out to reveal an array of spaces including spice racks, large drawers and shelving. Alongside this we also crafted a unique end cabinet adjacent to the sink unit. This cupboard was specifically designed to house appliances including the kettle and toaster, to keep the worktops clean and tidy. We coated the interior cabinets with Rubio Monocoat. This next generation coating is completely natural, environmentally friendly and doesn’t contain VOCs and offers unprecedented durability.
James from the team also designed the bespoke extractor fan housing to fit above the cooker. The housing was in keeping with the shaker style and included a little detailing around the rim—making it a centre feature of the space.
Throughout the kitchen we utilised Armac Martin ironmongery for the cupboards and drawers including knobs, handles and butt hinges. Crafted from solid brass, with a polished chrome finish, the high quality ironmongery offered a beautiful finish.
For the counter tops, we used 30mm Silestone in Blanco Zeus. To create a seamless finish, we also used this Silestone to craft a moulded sink and finished the result with a sleek Perrin and Rowe tap.
To finish off the look, we also tiled the floor with Topps Tiles ‘Stadia Cliff Tile’ and crafted an exterior door at the back of the kitchen which led the occupants out into the garden.
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