Happy New Year! We hope you all have a properous and healthy 2020.

2019 was a very busy year at Nicholas Bridger Handmade Kitchen Company. It saw the business reach new heights, producing some new and exciting kitchens in a variety of properties and areas across the South East – taking ideas straight into the year 2020!

We love to look back at the work we did over 2019. Each and every handmade kitchen we produce are all undoubtedly different with their own unique and personal style that is relevant to the client and property intended.

As we take a look back throughout the year, we have noticed that our Classic shaker style proved to be very popular with a certain few paint colours from Farrow & Ball being loved by many of our clients.

Our Instagram feed has become a very important factor for our business and a successful one at that. It has allowed us to share our projects with massive reach and its great to see new followers, read comments and see what kitchen designs people are loving the most.

Feast your eyes on our Handmade kitchens of 2019…

2019 Classic Shaker’s


We designed our classic style in a beautiful new-build property in Clayhall, London. With a large open-plan layout, the stunning kitchen island divides up the different zones. This kitchen also featured our first Ilve Range Cooker, an Italian style and a superior cooking performance. A 50mm mitred edge drop-down is also featured here, giving the appearance of a 50mm thickness material, that’s highly desirable and makes the perfect seating area. View project here

Golders Green

We love this one… It features our first-ever banquette. This bespoke kitchen was styled into a lovely property in Golders Green, Barnet. The popular Railings colour by Farrow & Ball was used with brass hardware and Carrara Quartz worktops poking through. View project here


The Henham project was designed to fill the space created by the architect and client as a brand new build property to exact specifications. There are beautiful solid wooden beams that are exposed making us fit the cabinetry around them. It made the kitchen become part of the property rather than looking like it was added after. View project here


A variation of panel options are used in this spacious kitchen in Upminster. The island drawers are flat panel, with the main kitchen area finished with recessed panels on the drawers. A breakfast and day pantry feature in this hub of the home making it the ultimate multi-functional family kitchen. We also hand-painted the cabinets in Down Pipe and Elephant’s Breath, both by Farrow & Ball and very popular with our clients. View project here

High Wych

We completed this charming open-plan kitchen designed and installed for our client in High Wych. It features a recessed plinth and a beaded front frame. A lovely two-tone fitted kitchen with no visible hinges, as our client opted for soft-close invisible hinges. View project here

Bishop’s Stortford

We completed the most luxurious classic shaker style in a Grade II listed property in Bishop’s Stortford. There is such a wonderful mix of materials and colours which just work perfectly to create a kitchen with absolute charm. The kitchen is completely fitted out with Sub-Zero Wolf appliances and our first ever hand-made bar. View project here

Woodford Green

What a dream kitchen we created in Woodford Green. This project is somewhat different from most in a number of ways. Firstly we built the kitchen originally 3 years ago for the property’s previous owner when the kitchen was located more centrally in the home. The new owner of this property built a humongous open-plan extension on the back of the property and contact us to keep the kitchen.

We adjusted the layout of the kitchen furniture to suit the new space, repainted the kitchen cabinets and fitted a new worktop, sink and tap. View project here

Potters Bar

Working with the client who is also an interior designer, we created this incredible space in Potters Bar. An in-line plinth flows around the bottom of this superb kitchen, with the popular Stiffkey Blue colour being the perfect finishing touch to this space, making a lovely rich look and feel. There is also two large pull-out larder’s either side of the fridge freezer. View project here

Hadley Wood

Our client in Hadley Wood underwent a huge refurb on the existing property. We hand-painted this shaker kitchen design in a two-tone colour scheme with the island being the main focal point. The kitchen was fitted out with Wolf appliances for the ultimate cooking experience and a Perrin & Rowe tap was added to complete the sink area. View project here

Matching Tye

Our classic shaker fits perfectly within this historic property. The original beams were brought out which date back to the 1800s and create a warm feeling with a lot of height. Our client only wanted the necessary appliances on display and thought it was the best time to invest in a much-loved AGA to be housed into the centre of the space. It’s a lovely U-shaped kitchen that fills the space beautifully. View project here

2019 Traditional Shaker’s


A very complex design process was needed to ensure the design stayed within the boundaries of this Grade II listed property. This traditional shaker features recessed panels on the doors with a 6-panel pantry visible at the back of the kitchen. This is a luxury look that is not often selected by the client as it is best suited to a property like this one. A number of the kitchen furniture have been built into the walls to expand the usable kitchen space and storage. View project here


Our exquisite traditional kitchen design in this wonderful home in Cuffley features raised and fielded door panels, with flat-fronted drawers to compliment each other. It has been hand-painted in Charleston Gray by Farrow & Ball with a Carrara style quartz worktop offering a luxury vibe to the home. View project here

Winchmore Hill

This large open-plan kitchen is fully fitted with Sub-Zero Wolf appliances, which are among the best in the world and used by top chefs. The doors and end panels are raised and fielded, while the drawers feature a flat front panel, making it a unique combination.

A very large island sits in the middle dividing the different areas and creating extra worktop space and a beautiful comfy seating area. View project here

Potters Bar

The Potters Bar kitchen is from our traditional shaker kitchen collection built with an oak veneer and a tulipwood front frame, it is completely bespoke and built to fit the space perfectly. The kitchen and utility flow from one to another creating a great multi-functional space. View project here

2019  Modern Shaker’s


A lovely L-shaped kitchen in our Modern shaker design is seen here in this delightful Chigwell home. The furniture has been hand-painted in two colours by Farrow & Ball, which are Moles Breath and Strong White. A Quooker instant boiling water tap has also been installed with a Shaws of Darwen sink.

We also created our first portable island which works perfectly for this narrow L-shaped kitchen. A fixed island was not an option, so our client opted for a portable one to be able to position wherever they want in the space. View project here


This kitchen has certainly filled the space with just enough charm and sensuality while managing to be both modern and traditional at the same time. It has been completed with the Cambria Buckingham quartz that’s a spectacular material and gives a much-needed contrast to the kitchen furniture and flooring while enhancing the kitchen itself.

We hand-painted the kitchen in Little Greene Magnolia, which is a lovely creamy finish. It’s nice to see a kitchen blend into the walls to feel completely integrated. View project here

Bishop’s Stortford

A gorgeous Modern shaker sits here with the space being used perfectly to suit our client’s way of life and requirements. Handy open-shelving sits above the cooking area for a place to put the pots and pans and a large run of cabinetry that’s floor-to-ceiling encloses the fridge freezer and storage. View project here

Are you looking for your dream kitchen in 2020? Contact us today at Nicholas Bridger where we will be happy to help and create your perfect shaker style kitchen – we look forward to hearing from you.