Bridger Kitchen Diary – A closer look at the Traditional Shaker in Bobbingworth

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At the end of 2019, we went along to a beautiful Grade II listed property to carry out a photoshoot on the recent work we had completed in a charming retreat.

What made this kitchen project different from the rest is that some of the furniture has been built into the walls to expand the usable space and storage and ensure the design stayed within the boundaries of the listed property. Being a listed property you aren’t allowed to interfere with the existing features, so our knowledge and expertise built this bespoke kitchen all measured to fit.

We welcome you into this two-tone traditional shaker…

… set in the heart of a village in the Epping Forest district of Essex, England.

This luxury galley kitchen offers a beautiful traditional bead around the frame of the door with an added Ogee moulded recessed panel. Chrome cup handles and sleek petite knobs from Perrin & Rowe complement the dark and light hues of this kitchen space.

We hand-painted the kitchen in a two-tone colour scheme with paints from Farrow & Ball. The sink and cooking area is hand-painted in Railings, with the rest of the kitchen in Dove Tale.

Walk down from the living area… and you will find an idyllic kitchen in this perfect home abode. The most magical cooking and sink area with a range cooker and a country Caple sink all in an L-shaped layout.

The worktops are a Carrara marble quartz which is a luxurious material and a hard-wearing one at that. This style of quartz has proven to be incredibly popular in our latest kitchens as it has a timeless appeal and works perfectly in both modern and traditional homes.

As you can see we worked in a historic space but filled each area with an impeccable kitchen design. The kitchen layout flows around the central solid wood table, that works as an ideal dining area and gives our client extra worktop space.

With the low ceilings and exposed wooden beams it reminds me of Rose Cottage in “The Holiday”.

The bespoke pantry features a 6-panel door, which is a luxury look that is not often selected by our clients as it’s best suited to a property of this type. Within this bespoke cupboard, lots of open-shelves sit above one another to house our client’s kitchen essentials. It is the perfect day pantry to kick start the year 2020!

With the perfect space found for this beautiful solid wood cabinet, it fitted in and around the exposed beams flawlessly.

Our client didn’t have a lot of room to place their appliances on show, so we built another practical pantry unit to the left end of the kitchen. This is where our client has placed their microwave and mixer, along with a few kitchen essentials.

Below we incorporated our dovetailed drawers on a soft close, with a built-in wine rack to house those delicious and fruity reds.

A lovely little section was also created here with a single fridge/freezer unit and a sleek slim wine fridge. A secret pantry cupboard was also built to the right that allows our client to store all the kitchen essentials.

This delicate pantry cupboard sits amongst the period walls, it looks like a secret cupboard! It was fitted out with 3 deep drawers, a static shelf and two pull out shelves at the top for the most accessible use of the space. Not too high for our client either.

Another secret cupboard…? We can’t get enough! Within this section of the kitchen wall, there was a gap to build even more storage within the available space. This features four deep drawers and a shelving unit for all the necessities.

Even though the space is limited we still managed to fit a breakfast pantry. The marvellous kitchen idea that is the breakfast pantry sits in the corner of this L-shaped finished with a bi-fold door. It allows for a convenient breakfast area but can easily be closed away when not in use.


Contact Nicholas Bridger Handmade Kitchen Company today on how we can build you a handmade kitchen to suit all your needs and desires as well as fitting into the available space perfectly – we look forward to hearing from you.