Classic Shaker Kitchen 69 – Clavering, Essex

Our client had a good idea of what they wanted in terms of layout before they visited our showroom to go over their plans. They underwent a huge renovation on their home and wanted to create their dream hub of the home, which met their needs in every way possible. Taking inspiration from regular travels to New York, they wanted to bring the New York Loft style to their property in the UK and opted for an industrial style featuring our classic shaker and a mix of metals.

Something we haven’t mentioned is that our clients our keen cooks so you might notice that there are two range cookers that sit within this galley-style layout. Some of you may ask why two? This simply was because our clients had the space and decided on both modern and traditional cooking appliances.


Our tried and tested, brushed-on technique of hand-painting our kitchens was used with quality paints, for the ultimate in style and a long-lasting finish which can be easily repaired or changed in the future.

We hand-painted the whole kitchen in Beyond Blue from Paint & Paper Library. This rich deep blue is perfect in creating bigger, larger expanses, especially an open-plan space like this one.

Sub-Zero & Wolf Appliances

With the interior design replicating a New York loft-style, our clients selected the very best refrigeration and cooking appliances from Sub-Zero & Wolf. The robust stainless steel looks that these appliances are known for marry in with the exposed brickwork, wooden beams, steel supports and infrastructure of the property.

The appliances chosen in this dream space:

Sub-Zero 1067mm Side by Side Fridge Freezer with external dispenser

This isn’t just any ordinary ‘American fridge freezer’, this is an appliance built to last decades. The air purification systems, dual refrigeration and water filtration guard freshness like nothing before, ensuring superior food preservation and significantly reducing food wastage.

Wolf 1219mm Dual Fuel Range Cooker with 6 Burners and Teppan-Yaki – *Brand New* to the 2022 collection

The Wolf range includes patented gas dual-stacked, sealed burners that provide precise high-to-low temperature control and a spark ignition that reignites the burner automatically. To add to the cooking experience, there are 10 cooking modes and Wolf’s Dual VertiCross™ convection system that provides reliably even heat, reduces hot and cold spots, and enables consistent multi-rack cooking.

Wolf 4 Slice Toaster with the signature red knobs

The look and performance of this toaster is something special, with the signature red knobs, robust stainless steel finish and powered with precise control for consistent results every time, this is what artisan bread lovers have been craving for years.

Kitchen Features

The main layout is a galley-style but we find our classic shaker in other areas of the space that’s ideal for modern living. We have designed in a pantry cupboard that sits in the dining area, that can be opened up into the space and shut away when not in use, a lovingly handcrafted unit for the appliances such as the fridge freezer, microwave and wine cooler and extra storage found where the AGA sits in its original location, prominently in its very own surrounding.

What Is Shaker Design?

Shaker furniture is a distinctive style of furniture developed by the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, commonly known as Shakers, a religious sect that had guiding principles of simplicity, utility and honesty. Their beliefs were reflected in the well-made furniture of minimalist designs. Wikipedia.

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