Bridger Kitchen Diary – A closer look at the Classic Shaker in Golders Green, Barnet

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We are delighted to share with you one of our recent projects featuring our popular Classic Shaker style. With a high-level design and finish achieved across the whole of the kitchen, the dark blue colour shines through along with the brass hardware. It also features our first ever handmade banquette.

Say hello to the stunning bold blue Classic Shaker…

… designed and built for a lovely client in the home to the Hampstead Heath extension, with woods and wildflower meadows, known as Golders Green, Barnet.

The open-plan space has been split on to two levels where three steps go down to the new back extension. The kitchen is on one side, with the other side making the perfect dining and living room. It’s a lovely L-shaped kitchen with a suitable sized island in the middle.

There was just enough room to add a slim and sleek breakfast bar to the dividing wall. Our first-ever banquette sits behind this creating a cosy living area.

The kitchen cabinets have been hand-painted in Railings by Farrow and Ball with a neutral hue for the surrounding wall.

Railings by Farrow & Ball is a soft black with blue undertones, a softer alternative to black which is particularly suited to the ironwork it takes its name from. The blue undertones of this popular colour transform rooms into dramatic and enveloping interior spaces.

This shot shows the galley kitchen style with the two sink areas opposite each other. The reason our client chose two sink areas was simple…

It allows for the main kitchen tasks to be separated with a separate wash station for those delicious vegetables and a sink for washing the dishes. The sink on the main kitchen run features an aged brass Perrin & Rowe Parthian single-lever mixer tap and a single Caple farmhouse butler sink. The island consists of an under-mounted Caple sink with a 3-in-1 Polaris tap with boiling water.

The perfect pantries sit either side of the American Fridge Freezer. Each one has cold shelf storage for the kitchen essentials, with one being built with hand-made spice racks on the back of the doors and the other being made into a popular breakfast pantry.

You can find an overhead storage cupboard for pots and pans that aren’t always used and six dovetailed drawers with a soft close for more storage solutions.

L-shaped kitchens are a classic style and allow extra worktop and floor space, as well as additional storage room. This kitchen layout is the perfect one for the available space, as two surfaces can be seen running along either wall allowing space for a kitchen island in the middle to create the ideal focal point.

A lovely cooking station has been created to the back of the kitchen with gas cooking in mind. Gas cooking is still popular within the home and is a safer option. Two single built-in ovens sit below with extra storage beneath them, finished with Perrin & Rowe knobs.

We built the classic shaker kitchen in and around existing walls, giving the opportunity to design a secret nook for more kitchen essentials with a bespoke chimney breast made by us. We provided our client with a Westin extractor too to eliminate those unwanted smells and designed an open shelf to bring the outdoors in. These little ledges are perfect for pictures, plants and decorative accessories.

This contrasts beautifully against the white walls.

Above and below are close up shots of the aged brass Perrin & Rowe taps we supplied and fitted for our client in Barnet. They are the most beautiful finishing touches to this modern kitchen and provide our client with a multi-functional hub of the home for many years to come.

A Carrara style quartz was chosen to complete the worktops with a hard-wearing surface. The crisp white background and subtle grey veins provide this bespoke kitchen with a timeless design.

Light coloured flooring fills the space allowing the room to appear bigger and a surface that is hard-wearing for through traffic. Spills can easily be seen and mopped away to provide a safe environment for our client and their family.

We completed this classic shaker kitchen with skirting-style plinths and traditional cornices, with the island being the perfect place to mix up a batch of cookies with the plug socket integrated on the side.

This shot of the kitchen project below just shows how our craftsmanship creates wonderful additional features. Our client in Barnet added a cosy vibe to their kitchen space with a banquette. It is yet to be furnished and a table added, but we know it’s going to look incredible.

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Banquettes have gained popularity over the past several years, as homes today become more casual. It is a much cosy way to dine, and are showing up in many open-plan kitchens across the world. They can be designed in a variety of styles and provide an excellent solution to adding character and quirkiness to any kitchen design.

With a banquette you can maximise the kitchen eating space and minimise the footprint of the area, making them ideal for smaller, tighter spaces.

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.