Mixing old and new in the shaker kitchen is a great design choice for the home. The beauty of choosing a shaker style kitchen is that you can let it be anything you want it to be. The style of the cabinet is a classic design, lending itself to any style of kitchen theme.

Whether you choose a traditional shaker with warm, rustic wooden flooring, glossy white tiles and antique-style lighting, or a more modern shaker with touches of industrial-inspired features and minimal decoration. You can have either or both, producing the ultimate hub of the home for you and the family.

Our Shaker Kitchen Styles

Classic Shaker – Our Classic Shaker is a beautifully crafted in-frame shaker style with clean lines, a Georgian style beaded front frame, recessed panel doors and an in-line or recessed plinth.

  • It is designed specifically to meet the requirements of anyone looking for a traditional shaker style but fused with elements of both contemporary and traditional design details.
  • The main differentiating features are an in-frame design, use of a cock beaded front frame, in-line or recessed plinths and the clean lines you expect to get with our Classic Shaker.

Traditional Shaker – Our Traditional Shaker features a luxurious appearance with an exquisite deep-set and raised and fielded panel. This design is for those who prefer an opulent, timeless and bold look.

Modern Shaker – Our modern shaker is a fresh take on the traditional shaker style with clean lines – multi-panelling on doors and drawers is possible.

  • The multi-panelling is available for each door or drawer front with either 2 panels or 4 panels with beaded detail around the edge. The depth of the door panels are available twice as deep as a standard door, giving a substantial look.
  • The plinth is another area where you can enhance the substantial stance further as the plinth can be set externally like a piece of skirting, it fuses the kitchen with the walls of the house to make it feel like one.

All of our shaker kitchens are bespoke and designed specifically to your requirements. You can combine elements from our other kitchen styles to create your dream kitchen. They will be hand-painted in a durable colour of your choice from one of our preferred manufacturers (such as Farrow & Ball or Little Greene Paint Company).

The carcasses are traditionally made from your choice of Oak Veneer, Solid Pine, Solid Oak, Walnut Veneer or Birch Ply – using dovetail joints. The doors use mortice and tenon joints and can be specified with soft-close hinges or traditional butt hinges.

The Upminster Kitchen

The Upminster kitchen combines modern and traditional styles together with a vintage flair elevating the design to something really spectacular.

The cabinets are our classic shaker hand-painted in Elephant’s Breath for the main kitchen and Down Pipe for the kitchen island, both by Farrow & Ball. Polished chrome handles and luxury modern appliances meet a stunning hard-wearing quartz surface, making the perfect combination for this open-plan space.

A high ceiling also called for hanging pendants to brighten up the space that little more and create layered lighting, all in a smoked grey design. A grey beaded chandelier took centre stage and provided the home with a true antique.

A solid herringbone floor was chosen to fill the whole space but working around the kitchen’s L-shaped layout and the delicate antique style floor tiles. The diamond pattern effect contrasts beautifully with more traditional elements like this small sleek white AGA.

The wide shaker canopy above hides the extractor, making the perfect place for a picture or a little plant. Next to this, we created a breakfast pantry to provide our client with a handy spot to keep their toaster, coffee machine and everything needed to create an incredible breakfast area that is hidden away. This is one of the many popular modern additions to the kitchen in recent years.

The Bishop’s Stortford Kitchen

The Bishop’s Stortford kitchen is set in a Grade II listed property in an idyllic countryside. It is the most stunning of fairytales that many people would have on their dream home wish list.

Lovely visual features of old and new protrude out in this classic shaker kitchen, with a two-tone colour scheme allowing the different coloured materials to blend in an attractive manner. Sub-Zero Wolf appliances have also been chosen to provide a professional quality to the home, setting the scene for good food and good conversation with friends and family.

We can and Sub-Zero Wolf can guarantee delicious results delivered every time from these wonderful appliances.

Kitchens nowadays have become a place that shows your personality and style and not just a practical room to cook, clean and do the chores. People are no longer opting for cupboards that are bland in colour and materials that you wouldn’t dream of using.

The colours we used were Dove Tale on the main kitchen units and Brinjal on the island, both by Farrow & Ball.

Kitchens these days are being designed into a place to entertain with friends and family, enjoying a quick bite to eat or a space to relax in with a delicious brewed coffee and a good book.

The exposed wooden beams at this property fill the space with rustic features and the large Victorian windows bathe the room with plenty of natural light. We also handcrafted a home bar that oozes style, functionality and the perfect area to entertain with delicious drinks and tipples.

A beautiful Quartzite known as Bianca Eclipsia meets with the whole kitchen providing a timeless and elegant appeal.

The Matching Tye Kitchen

The Matching Tye kitchen is a place where the family made a few bold decisions to create their dream hub of the home, embodying old and new perfectly. They stripped back the period features of the 1800’s property and made them known in the space. We can say it really has paid off!

Our client’s re-designed the layout to fulfil their requirements to maximise the storage and worktop space while ensuring only the necessary appliances were on display, creating the modern minimalistic look of today. This made our client feel that this was the perfect opportunity to invest in a state-of-the-art range cooker.

Our client has always wanted an AGA for many years, so in amongst the classic shaker cabinets, we added this vintage piece. White in colour and providing warmth in the winter, this stunning piece of equipment will surely last a lifetime and contrasts perfectly against the light hues and wooden elements.

A popular Farrow & Ball paint was hand-painted onto the cabinets, which is the Cornforth White and Armac Martin knobs and handles were added to the kitchen design to provide a sense of style.

Another modern aesthetic was added to this period home, a quartz worktop. The popular style of the Carrara and the hard-wearing properties, this type of material makes way for a toughened surface like no other.

At Nicholas Bridger, we build beautiful bespoke kitchens in perfect kitchen layouts to suit your space. A handmade kitchen adds character to your home and an understated style that will last for many years. Contact us today to find out more on a kitchen project that will suit all your needs – we look forward to hearing from you.