Curved Handmade Cabinetry – A Smart Kitchen Design

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Curves in kitchen furniture add grace, visual interest and help to soften the linear lines of the kitchen design. They work in small, awkward kitchens too, using up all the space and creating an illusion. Until recently curved cabinets were used more in contemporary homes, but now there is a high demand for them in traditional country styles and grand classic open-plan designs.

At Nicholas Bridger Handmade Kitchen Company we love curves. Curves recognise the beauty and a different take from the ‘regular’ flat-fronted kitchen cabinet. A few of our clients have opted for a piece of curved furniture in their kitchen space.

We design, manufacture and install truly bespoke kitchens over Hertfordshire, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Greater London and the Home Counties taking great pride in each and every one. The build of our furniture and guarantee ensures the process of creating your dream kitchen a pleasure from start to finish.

As a family-run business, we are friendly yet professional offering the best advice for your individual circumstances and requirements. The kitchen styles we offer include Traditional, Classic and Modern shaker with the latest design trends of Contemporary In-Frame Slab, High-Gloss Acrylic and Exotic Wood Veneer.

In this blog, we will show you the different circular cabinets we have created for our wonderful clients and how they have worked within the space for a great kitchen idea.

The royal blue and accent grey open-plan kitchen we designed in Clayhall below features a curved section on the island. This is a completely bespoke circular section with a worktop beautifully masoned into the island. It creates the perfect drink prep area with circular storage below to store the mixers. The doors and drawers are finished with Perrin & Rowe brass knobs and cup handles and hand-painted in Royal Blue by Little Greene.

The plinths below are of inset design that makes the cabinets appear to stand directly on the floor giving the kitchen a solid finished look overall. This is a lovely look for the curved storage cabinet on the end of that impressive island.

Curved cabinetry is particularly well suited to kitchen tables, breakfast bars and islands. They form an attractive focal point in an open-plan area and with the help from the kitchen’s soft appearance, a relaxed feel will be welcomed in to blend with the other ‘zones’, inviting families to spend time together.

The units on a kitchen island with curves will bring a huge wow factor to the kitchens overall appearance. The island may be rectangular in shape with rounded edges to subtly soften the look, or it may be fully circular, depending on the space you have. The most impressive islands ever seen form a semicircular workspace around the cook, with maybe a hob at the centre and preparation space on either side, with plenty of storage.

Other ways to use curves in the kitchen is to design onto protruding cabinets beneath pantry cupboards, around the hob and sink areas. It is also an ideal shape to feature on a handmade bar.

The handmade bar featuring in our Bishop’s Stortford project below has been designed with two solid front curved corner cabinets on either side at the bottom and two glass curved cabinets that sit either side of the open shelving.

Many people believe that curved units will reduce the amount of kitchen storage space, however, this is not true as our bespoke designs are made to ensure every inch can be utilised. Nick himself will create a scheme that contains even more storage than normal traditional designs. Some of your kitchen essentials will fit in differently too, but this does not mean they can’t be placed in that area of the kitchen.

The cabinet doors on this handmade bar were hand-painted in Dove Tale by Farrow & Ball with a quartzite known as Bianca Eclipsia on top to provide a luxurious hard-wearing surface.

In the Hadley Wood property below we designed a luxurious island that features a rectangular end one side with curves opposite on the worktop and cabinets. This makes the island a unique statement piece for this room in the home and a visual interest within the clean linear lines of the other cabinets. Our client opted for our popular Classic shaker and a two-tone colour scheme. The central island is hand-painted in Down Pipe by Farrow & Ball, a dramatic lead grey with a definite blue undertone.

Contact us here at Nicholas Bridger today to find out more info on our curved kitchen units and how we can fit them into your kitchen layout – we look forward to hearing from you.