With such a beautiful period property in Altrincham, our clients deserved a bespoke hand made kitchen that worked exactly how they wanted it to rather than settling for off the shelf standard sized units. That’s why they chose Handcrafted Kitchens, leading hand made bespoke Kitchen specialist designers in Cheshire and we ticked all the box’s they requested!
They chose a timeless classic Shaker Kitchen design, Shaker style, and with the combination of clever design, lighting and complementary colours we completely opened up the space allowing it to be used to its full potential. Whilst using the same space, we rearranged the cabinetry to make it function and flow more efficiently with the result that it now appears a larger area than their old kitchen, without the expense of any building works.
The American fridge freezer, which once dominated the doorway, has been replaced with an integrated fridge freezer allowing a beautifully open space alongside for a quartz work station to enable preparation of tea and coffee. The personality of the owners shines through this area with open shelving above the work station displaying treasured crockery and family photographs. On a practical note, it also provides storage of tea and coffee in decorative jars and tins.
The soft white painted cabinets lightly lift the once dark corner and utilise the space more effectively. Full access has now been created to the recesses at either side of the chimney. An elegant cabinet complete with bi-fold doors and quartz work surface has been crafted near the drinks station. Whilst on the other side of the mantel, a cabinet with a pocket door system has been made, allowing each door to simply disappear into the cabinet. Both cabinets are illuminated with LED cabinet lighting and act as additional work surfaces housing the toaster, juicer and microwave. Open the doors for easy access or close them to restore the calm in the kitchen and hide away the contents.
The chimney and kitchen mantel, not only highly decorative but function to house a quietly powerful extractor for the Rangemaster Stove. Set against the kitchen wall, painted in Farrow and Ball Inchyra Blue, the beautiful William Morris print tiles add the finishing touches.
A practically perfect position for herbs and spices has been created either side of the range cooker by stepping the hand made cabinets forward of the chimney, allowing easy access to an array of additional additives for healthy home cooking.
The luxury bespoke kitchen island with generously proportioned solid dark oak wood work surface has been crafted to the client’s exact specifications in terms of length, width and arrangement of cabinetry and seating. Bespoke hand made kitchen design ensures the best use of space is made and allows maximum capacity for cabinetry and seating. We don’t do ‘standard units’ at Handcrafted Kitchens and we always listen to our clients requests. We make everything we install so anything is possible, with every attention to detail. Improved LED lighting in the ceiling and accent pendant lights over the kitchen island illuminate the cabinetry and kitchen work surfaces to enhance not only the aesthetics but the functioning of the kitchen
The large freestanding larder cabinet is our client’s favourite part of the kitchen and allows all the dry goods to be stored in one place. Painted in duck egg blue to match the kitchen island it is a perfect transition into the garden room. This now sits where once a disjointed work surface had been positioned. There is no need for this work surface now that better use of space has been made at the other end of the kitchen together with a larger kitchen island.
A Belfast sink, in keeping with the history of this property, is nestled between two shaker base cabinets. Above the Belfast sink sit two shaker wall cabinets with a plate rack accented in the middle. The light coloured marbled quartz work surface highlights this classic design.
If you would like ideas about how to remodel your kitchen to work for you and your family without the expense of an extension why not book a free design consultation with us on our contact page? You can be assured of a kitchen designed for your lifestyle made by skilled craftsmen, which will stand the test of time.