A Traditional Kitchen Feature – Handmade Mantels

Are you looking to create a classic kitchen with traditional features such as a mantel to go above that impressive range cooker you have just purchase? Then you have come to the right place. We can design this classic centrepiece to suit your taste and lifestyle and make it the perfect place to house that extractor fan.

We are an established, family-run business with a history spanning over 22 years and based in Bishop’s Stortford out of our stunning Bridgers Barn. We have been designing beautiful kitchens for discerning clients for over two decades and our wealth of expertise help us to design breathtaking bespoke furniture – bringing your dreams to fruition.

Below we will look at some of our different bespoke mantels, how they have been designed into some of our client’s homes and how you can customise them to suit your style and needs.

As previously said the primary function of a mantel is to house the extractor fan, making this appliance discreet keeping within the traditional design. You can also opt for a canopy that houses the extractor in the same way but doesn’t take up any additional worksurface.

We love this stunning mantel in our Matching Green project. This kitchen was pre-fitted with an Aga oven and it was important for the client to keep this as a main feature of the kitchen. This aspect made the project even more interesting for our craftsman. Even the same colour AGA in a teapot ornmanet is located above!

The canopy in our Epping project is a great example of how it can be part of the wall cabinets leaving the worktops clear. This is our classic shaker style and hand-painted in Cornforth White by Farrow & Ball. The canopy sits above the magnificent 60” Wolf Dual Fuel Range with the chargrill and griddle with an extra ledge to place pride possessions.

This is another great style canopy our client chose for their classic shaker kitchen in Hadley Wood. This time built above a Wolf Range top which is 1219mm and features 6 dual-stacked burners and a Tappan-yaki plate. Hand-painted in Little Greene Paint Company French Grey 113.

The mantel itself and the support structure can be designed to suit your taste with as much detail as you like. The columns can be designed to include additional storage such as a cupboard to keep cooking essentials within easy reach.

This beautiful bespoke mantel in our Woldingham project sits above the Wolf Induction Hob and Cooktop Modules for a truly multi-functional cooking experience. Cupboards have been designed in the columns to offer our client extra storage space. Hand-painted in Weald Green @firedearthuk

In this two-tone colour scheme in Hadley Wood, the bespoke mantle is hand-painted in Rolling Fog by Little Greene. It looks beautiful sat above the range cooker.

To match that robust stainless steel Wolf Range Cooker is a robust handmade mantle made by us! This kitchen project in Standon is built within a large open-plan space, raised on its own platform and showcasing our Classic In-Frame shaker.

A large bespoke mantle has been created in this Brentwood kitchen. The structure of the walls have been finished with cupboards for our client to store extra kitchen essentials. A handy place for spices and something to make the feature stand out more. The ledge above the range cooker provides an open shelf for decorative plants and accessories. Hand-painted in Little Greene’s Dolphin 246.

If you would like to know more about our handmade traditional mantels contact us today – we look forward to hearing from you. We have designed many throughout our kitchen projects.

Originally written 20/7/21 and updated on 4/1/23

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