This case study features a classic painted shaker kitchen incorporated into an existing oak timber frame that we recently completed for our client in Dover, Kent.
This kitchen is part of an ambitious self-build home project. Our clients approached us when the build was in its early stages and asked us to design, manufacture and install a bespoke shaker kitchen that would not only compliment the style of their home, but would also work in harmony with the existing green oak timber frame.
It was this oak frame which presented us with the biggest challenge from a design perspective, as there where a number of larger structural oak beams positioned not only vertically and horizontally, but also diagonally, across the space the kitchen cabinets were to occupy.
The brief we were given by the client was to create a kitchen designed specifically for busy family life that would showcase rather than try to hide the structural beams. The classic painted shaker kitchen that we designed meets both requirements and makes the most of the available space, offering the perfect combination of form and function for this particular application.
The kitchen incorporates some existing appliances that our client brought with them from their previous home as well as some new kitchen appliances supplied by our client, including twin built-in ovens by Neff that feature clever retractable doors, a Grohe tap that supplies instant boiling water, an induction hob by Smeg and an impressive extractor unit by Elica that rises up out of the polished granite worktop.
The kitchen cabinets featured on this project were custom built to different depths and widths to ensure that the space available was used to its fullest potential. The cabinets also feature some clever hidden features, including an ingenious lateral pull-out mechanism built into the corner larder cupboard to make the storage as accessible as possible without compromising on space optimisation.
This project also features a bespoke cylindrical shaped breakfast bar, topped with a solid oak bar top. The cylindrical shape makes optimum use of the available space and provides a stylish and elegant solution to breakfast dining without impacting upon the layout of the kitchen.
The shaker-style kitchen cabinets are painted in Farrow and Ball's Purbeck Stone, with highly polished knobs and cup handles, soft closing drawers and door hinges with oak internals and drawer boxes that feature traditional dovetail joints. Finishing off the design are the stylish kitchen worktops, manufactured from 30mm thick "Volga Blue" polished granite
Worktop price: £3,900 including VAT and installation.
Total price: £16,000 including VAT and installation