Luxury Traditional Kitchen-Kelshall

Luxury Traditional Kitchen-Kelshall

Traditional Kitchen - Hertfordshire

We are in Kelshall, Hertfordshire, touring a small but perfectly formed traditional kitchen. The kitchen was an in-frame shaker design, hand-painted in Farrow and Ball Stiffkey with Farrow and Ball Railings on the island. This kitchen was packed with features including an amazing double door pantry larder, LeMans corner, downdraft extractor and chopping board / breakfast tray unit. We love the oak accents and how it complemented the style of this period property.
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Welcome to our latest bespoke kitchen project

Welcome to our latest showcase – we are in Kelshall in Hertfordshire, and we’re very excited to show this one to you guys.

The first thing you're going to notice is the beautiful colour of this kitchen. So it's a hand painted finish and it's a Farrow & Ball, Stiffkey Blue. The furniture is a shaker door. It's front frame with a quirk bead, and you'll see it's lovely 70mm rails and stiles configuration which is a bit more of a traditional look. You'll also notice the lovely traditional cornice detail that runs all the way around the wall units and the tall units.

The first unit we're going to discuss is the double door larder. So in the context of a traditional kitchen, we have these beautiful oak spice racks on the backs of the doors, we've got the quartz worktop that runs through, matching the island and the sink run.

Coming through into this pantry, we have semi-adjustable shelves. You'll see three holes, which means that you can put the shelves a bit more evenly spaced when you want them to store specific heights of boxes or containers. We have double thick oak shelving, oak internals. And then we've got these beautiful dovetail oak drawer boxes as well internally.

Our clients are using it to store cereals, snacks and crisps. And you can see this makes our lives so much easier when our client is nice and organized and has lovely glass jars to put everything. There is also a toaster here, so the double sockets are in the back panel, which means you can use it as the breakfast area, and then when you're finished you can just close these doors and it's like you never made any mess.

Moving on, we come into the main wet run of the kitchen. We have a 300mm wide wine fridge, so it has a stainless steel door. Perfect for your champagnes and wines. We have the dishwasher, so there's a Neff dishwasher, 600mm wide and then something we don't see that often – we actually have drainer grooves in the Quartz top here and a butler sink, which is a really lovely item from Rangemaster. It has two 500mm sections. We have a Quooker Pro three flex in Chrome on the sink, remember your normal hot and cold water, a pull-out spray feature, which is perfect when you've got these two separate sections and then you've got boiling at the touch of a button.
The views from the sink out into the garden are truly breath-taking. It's autumn so you see the leaves are just coming off of the trees. It looks stunning.

The island is a slightly different colour, so the island is painted in Farrow and Ball Railings. There is a section for seating on the backside of the island with some shallow storage.

Coming around. We have another single unit here. Again, all oak internals which complement the feel of the home. Then we have a rather unusual unit. This is a chopping board unit that we have done before. The top section is actually for chopping boards which are push to open in order to get hold of. You can easily get these out and onto the worktop when prepping food and then away when not in use. And then we have these oak breakfast trays. So you'll see they have a nice handle. You have the same dovetail detail as in the drawer boxes. You can use these for your breakfast, which we think is a really nice touch.

Coming round into the corner, as always, we are utilising maximum space through a LeMans corner. So you can see here our client is making the most of it with all of their tinned goods. You'll see this anti-slip mat, so none of the tins are wobbling all over the place, which is super practical.

Above here we have a little wall unit run as well, with some storage coming into the corner wall unit.

This corner wall unit is just fully shelved and next to this we have another narrow wall unit. Next, we have the refrigeration appliances. So again, it's your fridge and your freezer, both by Neff, Then we have your tall appliance housing. So this is in s tall stack, we have a Neff microwave, a Neff slide and hide oven which we had quite a lot of comments about that on the last video. You might have noticed that or remember that from the great British bakeoff. And then we have a warming drawer at low level, so that is on a push to open mechanism.

Next, to the island. We've got a 300 wide bin that's on a pullout. Lovely wide drawers. Here again, dovetail oak drawer boxes. This is internally divided for cutlery and utensils, with a deeper drawer below, which is for pots and pans. And this is also downdraft extractor hob. This is because above here is the pitched roof and there was no room or no way of us getting extraction above. So there's downdraft extractor here, and then a pull-out spice rack on the other side of the island, which our client's using for cling film, tin foil and some other utensils as well.

One final feature, out of the kitchen and round the corner we have a secret utility room. So you'll notice an amazing panelling that is actually a push to open door. A Batcave type entrance if you will. As you go in, we can see we have some more units in the utility room, washer, dryer, and there's also a wet area.

I hope you've enjoyed this blog!

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After sales is very good, with tweaks to doors and cupboards all part of the service!

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It has been an absolute pleasure to deal with The Wood Works. Our existing kitchen was 20 years old, and the layout of the room did not make use of the available space. Josh produced inspired ideas for re-designing the whole area, and really listened to what we wanted to achieve, patiently fine-tuning the plans to our particular requirements. We are now the proud owners of a stunning and practical new kitchen which has completely exceeded our expectations. When my sister visited for the first time, she said "it looks like the kitchen of a celebrity chef!" (which I am not). What a transformation. The Wood Works is a family-run business, and that really shows in terms of their professional service, quality of fittings, attention to detail, reliability and easy communication. Nothing was too much trouble. At the start of the project, Josh promised we would have our kitchen by Christmas. I was sceptical as we were in the midst of the pandemic, but they delivered as promised, with no hitches. Thoroughly recommend.


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Ruhel 4 November, 2021

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The design collated by Tom was brilliant and tailored brilliantly to our exact requirements.

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