Handleless Traditional Mapesbury Shaker 98 – Essex

We couldn’t wait to share this special project in Essex with you, and it has to be one of our favourites to date. Our clients wanted a kitchen and living areas, that would better suit their lifestyle, a space that’s simply a joy to be in. As we all know the kitchen is no longer confined to a simple cooking area, it has evolved into a central hub for socialising, unwinding, family moments and versatile living.

As the home’s main hub, this lovely couple didn’t want to compromise on any design details. On their wish list (in no particular order) was; a central island with a large bespoke pedestal table, a range of Sub-Zero Wolf appliances, symmetry within the design, bespoke storage solutions and an instant hot water tap.

After the initial meet and greet, our clients took a walk around our beautiful designs in the showroom – they were instantly drawn to the Mapesbury handleless design. They wanted something a little different than the traditional shaker – a design to leave a lasting impression. Working with their needs and space we came up with a single galley layout where the sink was positioned underneath the window, an island placed in front full of storage and worktop space and additional floor-to-ceiling stand-alone furniture.

Taking our attention to the rich and deep cabinetry, Studio Green by Farrow & Ball is one of the OG’s of the colour palette and the darkest green. It’s one of those colours that delivers fantastic shading and tonal ranges in the light – totally worth the investment. It looks fantastic paired with white and stainless steel accents.

This then takes us to the statement kitchen island – a piece of furniture that elevates our client’s entertaining game. The design and functionality of this space make it the perfect stage for memorable gatherings. Stool seating was a detail that the family were particularly keen to incorporate and opted for a neutral material. Configured to flow around the circular pedestal table at the end of the island, it not only softens the space but is a convenient way to increase the amount of seating for a truly sociable cooking environment.

To get in on the action of creating the best culinary experiences in the world, Sub-Zero Wolf appliances were chosen.

The statement is the Sub-Zero French Door Fridge Freezer 1067mm in bespoke housing. Experience the ultimate in food preservation with Sub-Zero refrigeration. Unmatched in design and technology, it isn’t just a fridge, it’s a statement of culinary excellence. Whether you have a large family or have a simple love for entertaining, this fridge has amazing storage options and is the best for food preservation!

Join the world-known chefs and realise your culinary creativity with Wolf banked appliances. Iconic, expertly engineered and trusted by professionals, they’re the secret ingredient for elevating your meals. This bank consists of a Wolf Transitional Convection Steam Oven and a Wolf Transitional Single Oven.

To add to the culinary experience, is the Wolf 914mm Transitional Induction Hob, which sits next to the Wolf bank and underneath a bespoke mantle. A Wolf Toaster also makes an appearance.

To create a stylish yet serene backdrop, Calacatta Valencia quartz made a full-height splashback underneath the mantle and wall cupboards. This marble-style quartz is modern yet timeless and features an elegant grey vein through the surface. The crisp white background elevates the additional accessories and furnishings found throughout the design.

Further adding to the functionality of the kitchen is the sink area. No kitchen design is complete without a Shaws of Darwen – the iconic handcrafted fireclay sink is a nod to the shaker kitchen’s heritage as well as the style. Where the sink area is, it gives our client views of the outdoors while washing and clearing up in the Shaws Shaker Double 900 sink and with the Quooker Flex tap in stainless steel. Adding to the Quooker is the Cube which provides chilled and sparkling water and a matching soap dispenser is provided too. The Calacatta Valencia creates a wonderful window sill too.

To utilise the fridge housing we designed unique pull-out storage on each side to match the rest of the kitchen cabinetry.

In another section of the kitchen is a multi-purpose cupboard which utilises the extra storage space. This has been completed with Armac Martin Bespoke Grilles for ventilation on the air conditioning cupboard.

Other storage solutions include a spice drawer, utensil tray, knife block and push-pull drawers within drawers.

Working in a large open-plan space deserves our bespoke furniture in every corner and our fitted wall entertainment units can help bring cinematic experiences to life.

With The Handmade Kitchen Company, you can create a built-in media unit that complements your home’s unique interior design, maximising every millimetre of your living space. You can choose what you have on show, what goes behind the closed doors and have the option of open shelving too.

Our utility rooms connect to the kitchen, a purposeful design that elevates the heart of the home. We have seamlessly integrated our Mapesbury design into the adjacent space of this kitchen project. We have unleashed the potential for a laundry room in this beautiful home and created a serene green additional working space that is a true resemblance to our craftsmanship.

The features include a full-height splashback of Calacatta Valencia quartz that goes around the whole perimeter (such a stunning feature), a wine fridge, integrated bulky appliances, a Shaws Butler sink and a Franke EOS Neo Spray tap in stainless steel.

To marry this room with the main kitchen space we continued the same paint colour through, Studio Green by F&B.

In our own words that sums up this brand new project. A magnificent kitchen that commands your attention, kitted out with the best appliances and an additional room and furniture that marries together beautifully.

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We look forward to hearing from you and your design ideas so we can get started on your dream kitchen.

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