The Green Shaker Kitchen
Nestled in the basement of a Georgian townhouse in Bath, this beautiful, relaxed Shaker kitchen is full of interesting and original features. Thoughtful cabinetry provides a kitchen that is fully sympathetic to the history of the home.
An existing Aga range cooker provided the focal point for the design. It occupies one of the original chimney arches that originally held an open cooking range. We ensured the extractor was concealed above the Aga so as not to disrupt the relaxing aesthetic.
The Green Shaker Kitchen – The Brief
The perimeter of the kitchen is marked by a simple run of Shaker cabinets painted in Farrow & Ball’s Green Smoke. The units were designed bespoke, meaning they could be built to fit in with the original chimney arches. With continuation in mind, we also included an original ceiling height dresser, which we painted to match the cabinetry.
The cabinets house a double Belfast-style sink with traditional Perrin & Rowe taps in an aged brass finish. Brass handles and pulls from Armac Martin continue the brass hardware theme, perfectly matching the taps. In this area of the kitchen, functionality is key: but we didn’t want to have any exposed appliances. We’ve designed a bin store and chosen the perfect appliances for our client, and hidden them behind beautiful, handcrafted cabinetry.
An adjoining Butler’s pantry houses the fridge and freezer, along with a wine fridge.
For this project, we opted for a Bianca Carrara honed marble worktop, which fills the recessed space. We carved drainer grooves into the marble behind the sink, so our client could utilise that otherwise lost space for draining dishes.
At our client’s specific request for additional storage, a half larder cupboard was included in the design. We ensured the calming look and feel of the kitchen wasn’t compromised by painting these cupboards the same colour as the walls – Farrow & Ball’s Cornforth White – making it blend seamlessly into the background. There is also an original ceiling height dresser that has been updated and painted to match the cabinetry.
Metro tiles are a popular choice, so deciding on the perfect grout colour can set them apart. We opted for dark grey in this instance, continuing the tiling into an under-stairs pantry. Open the pantry door, and you’ll find open oak shelving, providing lots of food storage along with a set of oak drawers that were designed to maximise the space in this quirky nook.
Our client had some beautiful glassware that deserved to be showcased. For this reason, we created a part-glazed display cupboard with LED lighting, which sits perfectly in one of this gorgeous kitchen’s small archways.
Original stone flooring, panelling and a button-back sofa add to the classic, relaxed, lived-in look our client was keen to pursue. We love how their vintage oak farmhouse table beautifully contrasts with the contemporary features of the dining chairs, anglepoise wall lights and table pendant lights.
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“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