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Are you planning on building a dream kitchen?

At Nicholas Bridger we have some firm favourite features when it comes to kitchens. We love everything about the whole entire kitchen, but we have narrowed it down to a few of our favourites in case you are in need of some ideas and inspiration for that dream kitchen.

First of all it has to be the cooking experience

Creating the ultimate cooking experience in a hub of the home is key. Getting the layout out right and introducing the “kitchen triangle” will provide you with a chef-like professional kitchen, and a space for you to enjoy cooking for a very long time.

Here at Nicholas Bridger we absoutely love Sub-Zero Wolf appliances, and we are proud to be premier dealers of these special appliances. We offer the full range of high-specification refrigeration from Sub-Zero, such as built-in refridgerator to wine storage systems, and the full range of high-specification cooking appliances and coffee systems from Wolf, such as large Range Ovens to Induction Hobs.

Leading chefs and celebrities choose Sub-Zero Wolf for their robust, industrial feel which deliver fantastic results every time, to a similar performance as in a professional kitchen.

Many of our client’s have chosen these outstanding appliances for their hub of the homes.

Our client in Epping who is a professional chef chose the best appliances available. The largest Wolf Range Cooker was specified and a Built-in Sub-Zero French Door Fridge/Freezer.

  • 1524mm Wolf Dual Fuel Range Cooker with Chargrill & Griddle
  • 914mm Sub-Zero Built-in French Door fridge/freezer.

Our client in Hutton specified a few Wolf appliances. The Wolf double oven built-in around the Classic Shaker style, and the Wolf Induction Hob and Wolf Downdraft Extractor installed into the large island giving the whole family a perfect cooking experience.

  • 762mm Wolf Built-in E-Series Double Oven
  • Wolf 914mm Transitional Induction Hob
  • Wolf 914mm Downdraft Extractor

Our client in Sheering below opted for luxury appliances such as Sub-Zero Wine Cooler, an Integrated Refrigerator/Freezer Drawers, and a Wolf Transitional Induction Cooktop and a E-Series Transitional Single Oven.

  • Wolf E-Series Single Oven
  • Wolf Contemporary Induction Hob
  • Sub-Zero 48 bottle Wine Storage
  • Sub-Zero integrated fridge/freezer drawers

Secondly… the colour

We love colour in the kitchen and certainly love a blue here at Nicholas Bridger. Many of our clients are now opting for this popular colour for their dream kitchen. This is becoming a design trend for many kitchens, where homeowners want to introduce a pop of colour to their hub of the home and pair it with beautiful fixtures and features of different metals. Blue represents sky and the sea, but also space and infinity. Blue is also the most versatile of all colour groups, naturally offering security, longevity, depth and calmness.

Our project in Ongar was handpainted in a deep blue mixed with lots of stainless steel features, to create a perfect Classic Shaker style.

Our project in Sheering was handpainted with an alluring blue and completed with gold brass, fixtures and fittings to make a welcoming hub of the home.

Our project in Royston was handpainted in a two-tone blue completed with chrome handles and knobs, perfect for a Classic Shaker style.

We do also love a grey! I mean who doesn’t? Grey colour schemes seem to be the colour trend nowadays. They are neutral enough to complement many colours throughout the kitchen design and are making their way into the world of colour fashion.

Our project in Whetstone was handpainted in a two-tone, consisting of a light grey and dark grey, creating a chic and subtle hub of the home.

In third place… Islands

We have created many islands in our client’s homes, from spaces to entertain guests, to a place where food can be prepared. We think islands can give a kitchen lots of functionality, and if you have the space it’s a great feature to add to the kitchen space. This has to be a firm favourite of ours.

This is our project in Ongar where we added an island between two pillars to offer additional worktop space and a space to entertain guests.

This is our project in Whetstone where we created an island in the middle of the room as a divider between the kitchen, diner and living area. The island has been made to be used for additional seating and extra worktop space.

This is our project in Hutton where we built a substantial sized island in the middle of the open-plan space to create a divider. The island was also to create a cooking area and entertaining space.

This is our project in Sawbridgeworth where we built a large island to feature two cooking areas and an entertaining space.

This is our Contemporary project in Sawbridgeworth built with an island in the middle for additional seating and prep space.

This is our project in Stansted Mountfitchet where we added a small island to the mix with an overhang for additional seating, and extra storage and worktop space.

This is our project in Stamford where we added a multifunctional island to the middle of this very large open-plan space. The island has been used for a cooking area with ovens, sink and wooden top (like a chopping board).

This is our project in London where a large island sits in the middle offering an entertaining and prep area.

This is our project in Chelmsford with an island built in the middle for extra worktop space and a seating area.

4th fave… Storage

We see storage as a very important factor in a kitchen. At Nicholas Bridger we will design storage solutions to suit your requirements, whether it’s drawers, doors, high mounted long-term storage, corner cupboard or something else, we will be sure to maximize the available storage for you.

Dovetail drawers– Our solid wood drawers are built using honed dovetail joints for superior strength and durability. They are one of the most impressive joints for use in kitchen drawers as they are nearly impossible to pull apart due to their interlocking pins and tails.

Overhead storage– With overhead storage you could opt for flip up doors that reveals your crockery and glassware. Dampened hinges within ensure smooth operation and they are never designed out of reach on purpose, although many of our clients don’t mind having to use a stool for storage of items less often used.

In 5th place… Worktops

We love incorporating different materials into the hub of the home especially worktops. At Nicholas Bridger we supply the finest Quartz Worktops on the market, all hardwearing and easy to maintain. Granite worktops are a traditional luxury style of worktop, with the material being carved from the rock faces of quarrys around the world, making the material 100% natural. Solid Wooden worktops are popular with clients looking for the “all-wood” kitchen, they are attractive to look at and are very functional.

Lots of our projects feature different worktop material. You will see this below, as there are examples of Quartz, Granite and Solid Wooden worktops in our projects.

If you are in need of help on planning your kitchen, contact us today – we look forward to hearing from you.

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