Traditional Handmade Kitchen in Frome

This beautiful blue, traditional handmade kitchen was designed and made for a period home in the centre of Frome. The existing kitchen lacked worksurface space and although full of character was not as practical as it needed to be.

The room has some beautiful, large period windows which let in plenty of light but create a challenge for designing storage. We retained some details of the existing layout which included a set of units housing a butlers sink.

We designed this to suit a 60cm fluted Belfast sink, a dishwasher, integrated bins and recycling, and some open storage. The range oven was moved onto the back wall and a new integrated extractor hood with feature shelving was added. We also placed wall lights and drawers on either side of the range.

This new area of the handmade kitchen creates a great zone for cooking with cookbooks displayed in the open shelving and a utensil rail to keep everything within easy reach.

The addition of a glazed dresser unit created a space for toasters and other appliances to be kept, as well as plenty of storage for glassware and cups.

The long run of units under the window has an oak worktop to add warmth and texture, this is a lovely preparation area with everything readily available in large drawers and cupboards underneath. Varied styles of lighting help to create different zones and add personality to the space.

The clients did not want an island but have kept their large farmhouse table as the centre piece of the room. This makes the kitchen feel homely and welcoming and provides a more casual dining area.

This kitchen was designed in a classic shaker style with antique brass ironmongery. The traditional cup pulls and knobs compliment the blue of the units perfectly.

The drawers are solid oak with handmade oak dividers for cutlery and utensils. The quirky layout of the room and existing features meant that a handmade kitchen was the best option to maximise space and create the functional kitchen that the clients were looking for.

Charlotte worked with the clients to design the layout and provided kitchen plans and 3D images to help them visualise the finished room.

David and his small team of cabinet makers made and installed the kitchen and the oak worktop. The quartz worktop was supplied and installed by Bath Granite and Marble.