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An often overlooked feature in a Nicholas Bridger handmade kitchen, are artisan shelves. They come to be an integral part of many kitchens, walk-in pantries, boot and utility rooms designs. Hand-painted in the colour of your choice or to match your kitchens décor, they are designed to blend in as well as keep the space balanced and provide a useful storage spot.

Many of our clients have opted for these types of shelves in their projects to house their kitchen essentials or a sentimental ornament, and in this blog, we will show you how they have been used in different areas of our projects.

Artisan shelves are mainly used for glassware and tableware that’s close to the cooking or scullery areas. A walk-in pantry is perfect for these types of shelves as they display dry ingredients in Kilner jars and can be stored neat and tidy.

Another room that artisan shelves are ideal for are utility rooms, as you can keep laundry, baskets and other items neat, tidy and out of reach from little ones. They are also a great way of adding a decorative statement to the kitchen space by being a place to show off a beautiful ornament or a collection of vases.

In this kitchen project designed and installed in Hatfield Broad Oak, we find a beautiful artisan shelf above the sink area holding a collection of decorative vases and glasses. Our client opted for this shelf to be hand-painted in the same colour as the main kitchen – French Grey Mid, by Little Greene. It sits just below a grand window that’s bathed with sunlight.

Within this kitchen design in Balham, London there was just enough space between the stunning Bertazzoni extractor hood and range cooker to build an artisan shelf to house our client’s favourite cooking oils. This wall shelf gives our client extra storage space and a look of a professional kitchen.

Accessible from the main kitchen is this ultimate walk-in pantry filled with artisan shelves of different heights to store those dry ingredients in a neat and tidy way. This property in Hutton has the ultimate work surface and storage space for the whole family. Appliances such as the microwave and toaster have been hidden in the pantry out of view from the main kitchen.

The artisan shelves flow around the two walls at equal heights and hand-painted in our client’s chosen paint colour – Basalt 221 by Little Greene. As you can see the shelves are fully stocked with our client’s essentials and even extra stock has been bought and arranged in an orderly fashion, so it’s quick and easy to reach when running out of that key ingredient.

In this beautiful modern kitchen, we designed and built in Stamford, features bespoke artisan shelves that sit neatly above the cooking area. They have been completed with wooden pegs to store sieves and colanders, making it easy for our client to reach. The shelf above makes the perfect place to showcase our client’s favourite pieces.

If you would like to know more on this kitchen design idea, our bespoke artisan shelves contact us today – we look forward to hearing from you.

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