Existing kitchen Bramhall before remodelling
Large Classic Hand made Kitchen painted in Plumbago Grey

Design Consultation

On my first visit to Alan and Heather’s gorgeous cottage in Bramhall I knew we would be designing a very special kitchen.

After discussing optional kitchen designs I established that they wanted to change the existing kitchen layout and the style. Whilst they appreciated the quality of the existing kitchen by Smallbones, which had been bought with the house, they felt it was outdated and it did not work for them.

They approached us, a leading kitchen company Cheshire, as they wanted a new open plan space with a fresh classic feel, painted hand made cabinets with plenty of storage space and a larger dining room table to accommodate their grandchildren.

Ground Plan

To create the open plan space desired to connect the kitchen and morning room, the wall and existing kitchen cabinets between the kitchen window and morning room were removed. This not only makes the area more spacious but allows the light from the patio doors to flood into the kitchen, inviting you to step into the garden. 

The existing island made the kitchen feel cluttered and as the work surface was not used for preparation, it was dispensed with which allows a clear entrance from the hallway into the kitchen.  The island had however been used for storage so our expert advice was sought on how to replace the storage space, in particular for their wine and champagne collection whilst also accommodating the American fridge freezer.

Ground plan for bespoke kitchen in Bramhall
Large bespoke larder cupboard, wine cellar, american fridge freezer cabinet with cupboard above and small larder
Classic Shaker hand made bespoke cabinets in contrasting shades of grey with Aga in Pearls Ashes

We designed the left hand side of the kitchen with bespoke floor to ceiling classic shaker cabinets in ‘plumbago grey’ to accommodate a large wine and champagne cellar, a cabinet to accommodate the existing fridge freezer and 3 large larder cupboards with wicker basket storage.

A new Aga in the complimentary colour ‘pearl ashes’ was installed with large pan drawers at either side . Double wall cabinets were positioned either side of the integrated extraction above the Aga and Dekton Fiord work surface.

The kitchen window cabinet area, with a beautiful view of the garden is now a clean lined spacious run with integrated microwave and plenty of work surface for tea and coffee making facilities, positioned in an ideal space near to the open plan dining area.

The dining table has been upcycled, by reusing  the wrought iron legs and replacing the work surface with a large piece of Dekton Fjord to match the rest of the kitchen work surfaces.

If you look carefully you will notice that we have painted the original pine dresser in their home to match the rest of the kitchen and another bespoke dresser has been made to compliment this.

Throughout the process we consulted with Alan and Heather and they were able to finally check out the design before installation with the aid of the 3D CAD images which look nearly as good as the real thing!

Dining area in morning room with renovated up cycled dresser and newly hand made dresser to match
Old Morning Room before renovation
3 D CAD for bespoke shaker kitchen Bramhall
3 D CAD for bespoke shaker kitchen Bramhall

We are proud of achieving everything on Alan and Heather’s wish list and we think their testimonial shows they were equally delighted!

‘’Having made the decision to overhaul the kitchen the next big decision is deciding which kitchen manufacturer to use .We were looking for a handmade approach with a hand painted finish. There are a number of luxury kitchen designers in Cheshire and Stockport but they are generally not interested unless you want to spend £50,000 plus. We found a local bespoke kitchen company Handcrafted Kitchens in Hazel Grove, Stockport who provided us with the design service workmanship and fitting that we were looking for.

Warren (director) and his team provided an excellent package from initial design using latest CAD techniques to installation.’’

If you are interested in installing a bespoke kitchen at a reasonable price and would like to book a free design consultation with one of the premier kitchen designers in Cheshire, call us on 07894666301.