QUIRKY BRISTOL SHAKER KITCHEN
A cosy and classic Shaker kitchen in the heart of Bristol, with its aged copper worktop and chimney arched alcove, the kitchen is full of character lending itself to the building with a full and rich history.
With so many unique features to unpick with this stunning kitchen, let us first dive into the aged copper worktop – providing a signature touch to the overall design of the room.
AGED COPPER WORKTOP
As the centrepiece for this charming Shaker kitchen, the aged copper worktop brings a timeless and rich glow to the basement room in this 4 story house.
If we look back throughout the history of copper, humans have used it for a range of purposes – be that as coins, jewels, armour and vessels to name just a few. In kitchens, they pair extremely well with other copper furnishings such as range hoods, live covers, backsplashes and sculptures.
One of the many benefits of having copper worktops in your kitchen is that the metal is considered a sustainable material and should it ever need replacing, it’s fully recyclable – making it an eco-friendly choice when it comes to choosing a metal worktop.
They are also very easy to clean, which will reduce the time spent on the upkeep and maintenance of your kitchen. Furthermore copper is antimicrobial, which is proven to kill viruses and bacteria, meaning less stress over disinfecting the countertop surface as germs can’t live there for long.
Finally, copper worktops are long lasting and will not damage easily. The patina that develops over time is not like rust associated with steel, as copper will not degrade or become weaker when exposed to air or water. Often the signs of age from copper are seen as giving the worktop character and history, each telling a unique story.
Storage is key when designing your kitchen, and alcoves can often present a creative opportunity to maximise your space and make a statement feature.
Our client opted for a bespoke kitchen to ensure that the unique and characterful features were not left unused and covered up, but rather to be incorporated into the design and create a space that reflects the home and its history.
The timber shelving makes best use of the tall and charming alcove, homing a range of crockery that includes the traditional kitchen fruit bowl alongside measuring cups for home baking. With the cabinetry painted in a rich shade of blue, deciding on exposed oak for the timber shelving brings another texture to the room to perfectly contrast.
Multi-wood Drawer Fronts
Having chosen a range of timber, from Walnut and Yew to Ash and Wenge for the drawer fronts the look and feel of this kitchen was never going to feel too same-y.
The rich textures from each piece of timber ensures kitchen visitors can’t help but run their fingertips across the drawer fronts, mesmerised by the natural pattern from each unique piece of wood. That’s the beauty of owning a Sustainable Kitchen, built handmade from locally sourced materials – just by touching our cabinetry you can feel the quality and craftsmanship in all the details, both small and large.
The award winning Bora Pure hob mustn’t go unmentioned, serving as the cherry on the cake for this gorgeous kitchen.
With its minimal noise, owing to the modern technology that optimises airflow and low-noise fan, allows you to socialise with guests uninterrupted. Complimenting this is its simplistic and contemporary design, fitting seamlessly into this snug, classic kitchen without the need for bulky overhead extractors. The touch control of the Bora Pure allows you to to make adjustments to the hob from just a swipe or tap of the control panel, ensuring a straightforward and effortless cooking experience.
An enjoyable and unique project to be a part of for us at Sustainable Kitchens.