• Bespoke shaker style kitchen
  • Tongue and groove panelling
  • Hand finished worktop
  • Teak bespoke shelves
  • Belfast sink
  • Dining area
  • Teak worktops

This is an example of a cottage or Shaker style kitchen built from scratch. When the client moved into her home she found that the back extension was not a uniform shape, making it difficult to fit an off-the-shelf product.

The brief was to create a functional and attractive kitchen and dining area.

All of the cabinets are made from soft wood and MDF with mortice and tenon joints across the top and sides. The cabinets were built to accommodate a Belfast sink. I helped the client to select the work tops, which are reclaimed teak laboratory tops. These were stripped, sanded, machined to fit and finished with oil and wax.

In the dining area dressers were created by fitting shelves and doors in the same style as the kitchen into the alcoves. To continue the ‘country’ feel tongue and groove was fitted to the walls. All pipes etc were boxed to ensure a good finish.

The wooden floor was sanded and painted. All of the paint work is finished in Farrow and Ball paint.

Total Cost: £5,500 (materials £750)
(excludes plumbing, electrics and tiling)
Timing: 4 weeks

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“Quotations are worked out on a daily rate of around £150.00 to £200.00 per day, depending on the complexity of the job, plus all materials. The idea is really to take a practical approach towards the job as a whole.”