Bridger Kitchen Diary – A closer look at the Classic Shaker in Clayhall

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We invite you in to take a detailed look at the Classic Shaker we handcrafted for a client in Clayhall. It features a completely bespoke circular section of the worktop beautifully masoned into the island and our first-ever supply and fit of the ILVE range cooker. This space will be great for entertaining this Christmas!

Say hello to the royal blue and grey accent open-plan kitchen…

… centred in the heart of the home where family time can be spent the most, in a suburban development known as Clayhall of Redbridge.

A fabulous looking kitchen island takes centre stage in this classic kitchen with an extendable dining table for an extra seating area. The table is formed by the stunning Carrara quartz. Six chairs neatly sit in a row of a plush quilted suede finish to add to the cohesive design of the light and warm grey hues.

We can imagine this dining area being used this festive period with a stunning floral arrangement and a Christmas tablescape.

A wine fridge and rack can also be seen on the other side of the island, making it accessible for family and friends to help themselves to the refreshments.

Our client opted for something truly spectacular and bespoke in their kitchen… A circular section of the quartz worktop was beautifully masoned in, creating a drink prep area with storage for mixers below in the circular handmade cabinet.

This worktop is the Carrara quartz supplied and fitted by @sharpstone_granite_ltd

It features a crisp white background with delicate fine veins throughout the surface in a light grey tone. It creates an eye-catching focal point and allows our client’s personality to shine on through.

The cornices are of a traditional style and an inset plinth completes this pleasing hub of the home. The pelmet is of a shaker style making the cabinets appear longer than they are, with an open-shelf above the range allowing for the added zen of a natural plant.

To break up the consistent finish we incorporated two glass-fronted cabinets to add both form and functional appeal to the kitchen’s design, showing off our client’s delicate glass range.

The three modern pendants suspended above allow for adequate lighting in this open-plan space, lighting up the space and making kitchen tasks easy.

You can just see the Wolf 4 Slice Toaster poking through in this picture below and the Wolf Gourmet High-Performance Blender. A Wolf appliance is an ideal finishing touch to any kitchen space and the Wolf toaster and blender delivering power with precise control for consistent results every time.

The toaster is a high-performance countertop appliance with results that artisan bread lovers have been craving for years. The durability and finish of this advanced toasting technology complement the wonderful ILVE range cooker and other design elements within this kitchen project.

From foolproof hollandaise to homemade peanut butter, the Wolf Gourmet High-Performance Blender will change the way you prepare foods. It’s quieter, easy to use, and will open you up to a whole new world of taste and nutrition in your kitchen.

We were so excited to supply and fit our first-ever ILVE Range Cooker in this delightful kitchen design.

ILVE are the best-kept secret in range cooking. The company was founded in 1952, building beautiful range cookers and appliances assembled by hand from the finest materials.

They are made with an exceptionally high level of detail, reliability and functionality that make them the perfect cooking appliance to add to a handmade kitchen.

We built this in amongst the L-shaped kitchen layout with a full-height splashback for those spits and spills. A symmetrical design of classic shaker kitchen units sits either side allowing the kitchen essentials to be in one handy place for the chef. Our handmade dovetailed drawers are on a soft close and made from solid wood and these, in particular, are finished with Perrin & Rowe brass cup handles.

We think it looks like a piece of art!

The island is used for many things and it works wonders as the perfect place for this sleek microwave. Not taking up any room in the rest of the kitchen, but using a spot opposite the ILVE range cooker for the ultimate cooking experience.

The picture below shows a lovely close up of the Royal Navy blue colour we hand-painted on the kitchen cabinets. This wonderful paint is from Little Greene. This blue hue is a sumptuous blend of Royal Navy and Navy Blue, which is a charismatic alternative to dark grey or black in a neutral colour scheme.

On the shorter length of the L-shaped design sits this beautifully handcrafted butler sink from Shaws of Darwin. It has been completed with brass hardware from Perrin & Rowe with a rinser to match, which creates a timeless design within this classic shaker.

To the right of the sink sits a barista’s dream. The most delicious and tasty coffee can be made at this breakfast station with adequate amounts of worktop space. The cupboard above stores our client’s biscuits!

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.