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6th July 2023

Handmade Shaker Kitchen, Beaded & Rails

We built this handmade shaker kitchen for a customer in a Georgian house with a later, small kitchen extension. Being a listed building, the customer wanted to create a kitchen more faithful to the history of the house. We transformed the small kitchen and bathroom, knocking them into a single space and raising the ceiling height to create more vertical space.

We built a wall of floor to ceiling cabinets, containing a microwave, mixer, bean-to-cup coffer maker and even the boiler! The coffee maker site behind a clever pocket door which folds back into the cabinet when being left open. As well as food cupboards, the top row of cabinets holds kitchen equipment and crockery not in regular use. These can be accessed by a handmade oak ladder, which hangs neatly on the sliding brass rail when not in use.

By eliminating wall cabinets, the kitchen feels light and spacious. The cabinets curve gracefully in an L shape, ensuring there are no hard corners.

We built a beautiful canopy to frame the 4-oven Aga. This is finished with hand-turned columns, and ingenious pull-out spice racks to make use of every inch of space.

All cabinets are complimented with brass knobs and handles from Armac Martin. Aga splashback tiles are customers own from Fired Earth. Floor is travertine limestone, and worksurfaces are Italian Arabescato Marble. Cabinets are hand-painted in Farrow and Ball Hague Blue, with Aga canopy in Cornforth White.