Bridger Kitchen Diary – A closer look at the Traditional Shaker in Brentwood, Essex

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As soon as you walk into this beautiful property in Brentwood, Essex you are greeted with one of our luxurious bespoke handmade kitchens in the largest room of the home. Our client opted for our traditional shaker furniture with raised and fielded door and drawer panels, and selected appliances from Sub-Zero & Wolf.

We welcome you to this two-tone colour scheme…

… where form and function are met with the most beautiful cabinets and award-winning appliances located in the countryside of Brentwood.

When it comes to the kitchen layout of this spectacular space, a single galley has been designed with an island in the middle acting as a divider and zoning the different areas.

The two paint colours chosen were Dove Tale and Brinjal, both by Farrow & Ball. We hand-painted the feature wall in Dove Tale – a warm grey with lilac undertones. It offers a warm grey finish and creates a soft and inviting feel. The island is hand-painted in Brinjal – a sophisticated aubergine that has been popular in many of our projects. It can create a warm atmosphere that can be enhanced when used with neutrals.

Our client also opted for chrome-plated Armac Martin handles and knobs to complete the look.

What gives this the traditional feel is the raised and fielded front panels on the doors and drawers. The different materials and colours also chosen by our client, make the whole aesthetics come together and a style that will last for many years.

This shot our photographer took shows the outside view from the open-plan space onto the spacious garden. The large sliding doors allow the kitchen to flow through and lots of natural light to enter.

The island also houses a double sink and chrome mixer tap both from Perrin & Rowe.

To break up the design of the solid wood going all through the feature wall we designed two glass-fronted cabinets, so our client can showcase their decorative and precious pieces within the main room of the home. Colour is added amongst the cabinet doors on each of the shelves and bespoke serving trays and chopping boards are slotted beneath in their very own home.

We also made the design symmetrical.

We utilized every bit of space within this shaker design with lots of storage solutions. The pull-out drawer below the induction hob opens on a fully extended track with two drawer inserts. Our client has used these for storing their pots and pans to make them within easy reach of the cooking area.

We now look at the appliances in a bit more detail.

This is the Sub-Zero Over-and-Under Refrigerator/Freezer with French Door. It offers easy access refrigerated storage with a pull-out freezer drawer. This is the 914mm width one with two 457mm refrigerator doors that allow for more open-door access, a benefit for smaller kitchens, or where space is an issue. Sub-Zero dual refrigeration, water filtration, and air purification systems guard freshness like nothing before.

We have designed this at one end of the main run to tie in with the kitchen design.

At the other end of the main kitchen run, we find the Wolf E-Series Transitional Built-in Oven and Wolf E-Series Transitional Convection Steam Oven above.

The Wolf E-Series Transitional Convection Steam Oven is a healthier way to cook, steam vegetables and retain up to 22% more vitamins. You will create a juicy, golden roast turkey, vibrant steamed asparagus, and bubbly crisp-crusted casseroles. It’s almost supernatural, the way it works. You can choose the cooking mode combining steam and convection that’s ideal for your dish. The unique digital technology within senses the amount and size of food, and automatically adjusts all the details of cooking.

The Wolf E-Series Transitional Built-in Oven consists of two fans and four heating elements that control the heat and airflow for a more uniform temperature. If you set the oven at 180°C, this is distributed evenly throughout the whole oven, so no rotation of pans and trays. Every dish that is cooked in this award-winning appliance is every bit as delicious as the meal you had in mind.

To make the kitchen island as multi-functional as it can be, we designed a Wolf Transitional Induction Cooktop and Downdraft System to the mix. The sleek look of these appliances makes the island a stand-alone feature that catches the eye of anyone who walks in.

The Wolf Transitional Induction Cooktop instantly and delivers precise control at both high and low end, all on a cool, safe cooking surface. Sear, sauté and simmer with complete confidence. This model is offered in two distinct designs with four different sizing options. No heat is wasted with these Wolf cooktops as they are 90-95% energy efficient.

The Wolf Downdraft Extractors are designed to perfectly compliment the Wolf range of cooktops. Powerful internal and remote blowers with Boost mode are available for complete ventilation control. When it isn’t in use it can be closed and hidden from view. A remote control is provided too that can be placed up to 2.7m away, undercounter, or even tucked away in an adjacent cabinet.

The natural materials in this hub of the home certainly make this space the best-loved room in the home, with this pedestal table that adds a loving element and provides a seating area like no other. Raised slightly above the island surface this circular pedestal table acts as a separate piece of furniture and a focal point of the room. The base was turned on a lathe and our client opted for the same quartz worktop as the rest of the kitchen for the top.

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