Better use of space, more work surface, and a kitchen island to use for seating were key requirements for the owners of this gorgeous detached property in Cheadle Hulme. They wanted to make the most of the generous proportions in their home and bring it up to date with a Contemporary Shaker Kitchen. As leading bespoke kitchen designers in Cheshire we were excited to rise to the challenge!
They chose a bespoke Shaker Kitchen in Dove Grey, a popular contemporary colour. A handmade bespoke kitchen was the perfect solution for this property with a previous kitchen extension. Bespoke kitchens enable you to make the most use from all the space in your kitchen because you are not restricted to using standard sized units. You can choose any combination of cabinets you like at Handcrafted Kitchens because we make everything ourselves. You can even come and see your hand made kitchen being crafted at our own workshop in Hazel Grove.
By replacing the freestanding fridge with an integrated fridge and moving the range cooker and mantel, we were able to dramatically increase the work surface and incorporated wall cabinets and solid oak shelving along a wall that had previously been unused, maximising storage space. We were even able to include a much-desired larder cabinet by extending the kitchen island to store food at a convenient level.
The beautiful new quartz work surface now flows all around the hand made kitchen, which allows much better use of space in the kitchen and of course a larger kitchen work surface. A bespoke solid oak cutlery drawer and 2 deep pan drawers are in close proximity to the range cooker with under mounted sink and dishwasher in the kitchen island.
By extending the size of the kitchen island and moving the sink, there is now room for two stools at the island in addition to storage on the outer side of the island. Kitchen islands with seating are so useful and multifunctional. They can be used in the morning for breakfast, after school by the kids for homework and of course for evening entertainment.
Using solid oak shelving in the corner of the kitchen not only adds storage space, it gives the nod to a more modern Shaker Kitchen and allows personal touches to be displayed in the kitchen. The proud owners now have a kitchen that can be truly used by the whole family.