Kitchen Focus: Small Shaker Kitchen with Boot Room
Shaker kitchens are our most popular style of kitchen. It’s easy to see why. The shaker style of plain wooden worktops and painted unostentatious cupboards makes for an elegant and functional kitchen. The owners of this cottage in Mulbarton called us in to install a permanent fitted kitchen that complemented the style of their period property.
A New Feel for the Kitchen
The existing kitchen didn’t make best use of the available light and felt cramped and dark. Choosing to have a kitchen designed and built by Bear and Woods meant that our clients could start from scratch. The clients were able to make the best use of the natural light by having us replace and reposition cupboards that had previously crowded the window. They also chose colours from a soft neutral palette that reflect rather than absorb light.
When it came to fitting appliances, our clients chose classic models in keeping with the period style of their cottage. These included a Rangemaster Kitchener oven, a retro Swan under-the-counter refrigerator and a deep ceramic Shaws sink.
Part of the shaker style is the rejection of ornamentation. The religious movement after whom the style is named wanted a simple life, so they made their own furniture. They favoured simple knobs of lathed wood over the gaudy brass handles that were in vogue in the Nineteenth Century. The style couldn’t be more appropriate for this country cottage and the oak knobs complement the smooth oak worktop.
You can read more about this country cottage kitchen (including how we kitted out the boot room in a matching style) on our website. If you are thinking about installing a Bear and Woods kitchen, why not book us in for a no-obligation design consultation. We can discuss your ideas and tell you what we can do with the space to give you the kitchen of your dreams. Call us on 01603 905145 or request a brochure.
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