The Green Shaker Kitchen
This beautiful, relaxed shaker kitchen is is in the basement of a Georgian Townhouse in Bath, which is full of interesting original features. The kitchen cabinets complement and enhance the room and provide a modern kitchen that is sympathetic to the history of the house.
The kitchen focuses around the existing Aga range cooker which occupies one of the original chimney arches that would have originally held the open cooking range. There is also an original ceiling height dresser that has been painted to match the new kitchen cabinets. A concealed extractor sits above the Aga under the arch.
The Green Shaker Kitchen – The Brief
A simple run of Shaker cabinets painted in Farrow Ball Green Smoke sits in front of the windows and are built into another of the original chimney arches. The cabinets house a double Belfast style sink with traditional Perrin & Rowe taps in an aged Brass finish along with an integrated dishwasher and integrated bin. The worktop in Bianca Carrara honed Marble, fills the recessed space into the windows, drainer grooves are cut into the marble behind the sink utilising the space for dish draining.
A half larder cupboard sits on the Marble worktop providing additional storage which is painted in Farrow & Ball Cornforth White, the same colour as the walls, making it blend into the background.
Brass handles and pulls from Armac Martin continue the Brass hardware theme and perfectly match the taps. White flat metro tiles with dark grey grout are used on the walls by the windows and in the arches.
An under stairs pantry is fully tiled with matching metro tiles, with open oak shelving, providing lots of food storage along with a set of oak drawers that cleverly fit under the stairs utilising the space to the maximum.
A third small archway has been cleverly filled with a part glazed display cupboard with LED lights to showcase the client’s glassware.
An adjoining butlers pantry houses the fridge and freezer along with a wine fridge and other storage and a utility room houses the washing machine and tumble dryer.
Original stone flooring, panelling and a button back sofa along with the client’s vintage Oak farmhouse table give a classic, relaxed, lived in look and beautifully contrast with the contemporary features of the dining chairs, anglepoise wall lights and the table pendant lights.
“We were delighted with our choice of Sustainable Kitchens for our house. From the design through to the installation, they were thoroughly professional and a joy to work with. We particularly enjoyed the attention to detail during the design phase, as well as the time taken to ensure the design made the most of the available space and captured everything we desired. The finished product is fantastic and a real pleasure to use!
Base Cabinets – Farrow & Ball Green Smoke
Half Larder – Farrow & Ball Cornforth White
Perimeter – Honed Bianca Carrara from Bristol Marble and Granite Co.
Range – Aga
Extractor – Faber Inca Lux Concealed Extractor EG8 X A70
Dishwasher – Miele Integrated Dishwasher G4990vi
Sink – Shaws Classic Double 800 Belfast Sink
Tap – Perrin & Rowe Ionian with crosstops in Aged Brass
Cabinet knobs and pulls – Armac Martin Cotswold Mushroom Knob and Drawer Pull
Charlie Draper : I really love the look of Bath stone, and it looks so striking against Green Smoke whilst being soft, complimentary, edgy and cool. The clients had a lovely, quirky style, which injected oodles of personality into the room. One of my favourite details is the fitted glazed cabinet to the right of the range – it’s so cute!
Wall Tiles – White flat Metro
Pendant Lights – Lightyears Caravaggio
Wall Lights – Anglepoise Original 1227
Flooring – Original Bath Flagstone flooring
Charlie O’Beirne of Lukonic.com