Shaker Kitchen Inspiration

Shaker kitchens are still high on the ‘must have’ list for many of our clients. 
Timeless and elegant, they work in every style of home, contemporary or modern and add a touch of luxury to any space.
We’ve just completed a beautiful project for a wonderful client and we hope the below design will help inspire you. Be sure to scroll to the very end to see their games room and bar area too which is absolutely stunning!

Our client was looking for an elegant shaker design, with a contemporary twist, achieved with the help of this beautiful midnight blue central island. Hand-made doors, slim shaker rail and stepped cornice provide a timeless style and the in-frame cabinet design not only looks better but the cabinet doors are less likely to show wear and tear.

We added brushed brass hinges and handles to tone with the tap, elevating the design even further to give it a modern edge, while the white stone sink blends in perfectly, drawing attention back to the beautiful Quartz. Neff ovens and a vented hob meant there was no need for an extractor fan and a concealed cutlery drawer keeps everything looking beautiful.

The curved central island in Quartz ‘Calacatta White’ is a fantastic addition, serving as extra work surface space and providing the back to the bespoke bench seating (with hidden storage) and family table. Finished off with a beautiful chandelier, this really is the centerpiece of the kitchen and a focal point for delicious meals and entertaining.


Our client was also keen to have a games/entertaining area. We created a stylish media wall and drinks cabinet with lighting and mirrored back, complete with a bespoke ceiling fresco to give it that added ‘luxury hotel’ feel. We kept the tones muted to ensure the pop of colour in the pool table and seating really stood out.


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If you’d like more details on how we can help transform your home, or to make an appointment to visit our Washway Road showroom, please do call us on 0161 976 6606. Rest assured we have all the necessary precautions in place to keep you safe throughout your visit.


Home Inspiration from Bluebell

At Bluebell, we’re so lucky to get involved with some truly incredible home transformations.
We’re also very proud to have our talented design team in Sale, and dedicated factory in Altrincham making all your bespoke fitted furniture. Below we wanted to share just a few of the projects we have been working on recently to inspire you.

Our bespoke kitchen design service starts with a consultation with the design team. Every detail is considered and then a CAD design is produced to give you a true feel of how your new kitchen will look.
From style and materials, hidden breakfast stations, clever lighting and storage tricks, to state-of-the-art tech – we’ve thought of everything to suit your budget.


Cabinets, fireplaces and media areas are all popular with our clients. There are lots of design styles available, from shaker to sleek contemporary gloss or concrete effect, and everything in between. Soft-close doors, ambient lighting, and hidden storage can take your design to the next level.   


Lots of us are working from home now so having a home office is even more important. We look after every detail so all your essential tech is hidden, cables neatly covered to create a productive working environment. Beautiful can be practical too!


A bedroom should be your sanctuary – a place to relax and unwind and get a good night’s sleep. The layout is hugely important as is the lighting and the storage of course. From wardrobes, bedside cabinets to dressing areas – think 5 star hotel luxury meets all your home comforts.


Home bars are one of the most popular requests from our clients – who doesn’t want a party area to wow their friends! From ultra-glam party pads to a more laid-back ambiance, we’re experts in creating a dream space for all the entire family to enjoy.


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If you’d like more details on how we can help transform your home, or to make an appointment to visit our Washway Road showroom, please do call us on 0161 976 6606. Rest assured we have all the necessary precautions in place to keep you safe throughout your visit.


A Very Special Kitchen Makeover

To make a house a home, we firmly believe that you have to get your kitchen right. Whether it’s a space for big family meals, kitchen discos, working from home or perfecting your culinary and baking skills – the kitchen really is the heart of the home. So when our owners, Alison and Mike Reuben wanted to update their kitchen – our talented team jumped at the chance to help!

Like many of our customers, Alison and Mike wanted a contemporary kitchen but also wanted to keep it warm and comfortable. With a big family, the space needed to be functional but also a perfect place to entertain, relax, watch a film and enjoy a glass of wine. A light, airy space was requested and lots of kitchen gadgets for Mike as the main chef in the house! Below shows the kitchen before the makeover and the work in progress.


One of the first things on the shopping list for Alison and Mike was a Quooker tap, which gives boiling, still, and sparkling water all in one. A Quooker tap is fantastic for space-saving and beautifully filtered water. 


Our Washway Road showroom in Sale has the full range of Quooker taps for you to see and you can have a Quooker tap fitted for £99 when you order through Bluebell.


Design highlights include stunning two-tone cupboards, a space-saving tamber unit, self-cleaning oven, wine fridge, hidden waste disposal, and a stunning central island in Carerra Quartz. A large cupboard on the right also hides a chef’s dream larder.

The beautiful media area below is also a joy and a lovely place to sit and unwind (while Mike cooks!). The ambiance is warm and inviting and a sofa supplied by Lana Filippova Interiors, a fireplace under the TV and lots of storage complete the look and the transformation is complete.

The Bluebell team not only designed and made the bespoke scheme, but they also planned all the lighting design. Our dedicated fitters finished the project with their awesome attention to detail to ensure the little touches are perfect.


Time to upgrade your living space

At this time of year there’s nothing better than snuggling up in a space which feels cosy and warm. Our design team will combine their expertise with premium quality finishes to create an interior which is both beautiful and functional.

Take a look at some of our recent projects for inspiration and let the Bluebell team create the perfect environment for you to relax and unwind.

The addition of a fireplace can really transform the feel of your interior, especially on those cold winter nights! Whatever the size and shape of your room, we can design something to perfectly suit the space and also your individual requirements.


Incorporate your media and tech to keep cables neatly tidied away and your space feeling clutter free and organised.

We can also include integrated lighting, storage, and some gorgeous design details for the perfect finishing touch!


Bespoke details like this tropical fishtank can be easily incorporated into your design. So if you have an unusual request or feature you’d like to include in your design, Bluebell will help you to achieve your vision.


Introducing your nearest Quooker Specialist

As a Quooker specialist, we are delighted to announce that we now have a comprehensive range of Quooker UK taps available to view in our showroom.

We have worked with Quooker for a number of years, and due to the synergy between our two companies and the high demand for these products, we have now expanded our range.


Purchase your Quooker tap with Bluebell from £950 and receive installation for just £99

Why choose Quooker?


A Quooker tap can be quickly and easily retrofitted into your current kitchen, or can be purchased as part of a new kitchen.

And once you’ve experienced the convenience of instant boiling, hot, chilled and sparkling water you’ll never look back!

Feel free to call into our Washway Road showroom for a demonstration, or if you’d like any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Transform your Dressing Area

Our talented team will create a calm oasis where there is a place for everything. From beautiful design details to clever storage ideas, our bespoke wardrobe collection will make a fabulous addition to your bedroom or dressing area.


If you have the luxury of a separate dressing area, we can design this space around your requirements to ensure you have plenty of space and your items are organised and easily accessible.


Awkward or unusual spaces pose no problem for the Bluebell team. Whatever size or shape, we will find a solution that fits perfectly and makes the most of every inch of space. 

And lets not forget the all-important dressing table! With space for all your cosmetics, stunning mirror designs and integrated lighting, not only will this area be beautiful but practical too.


Need space for some media in your design? We recently installed this stunning furniture which ensures all cables are neatly tucked away, leaving you with a clutter-free space in which to relax and unwind. 


Take a sneak peek at one of our recent projects…

We’re so excited to share the details of this recent project with you. Our clients have put their trust in us once again and are absolutely thrilled with the stunning space that has been created by Bluebell Fitted Furniture. An extension to their existing home, the intention was that this area should house a games room complete with bar, media area and pool table, and the feel of a luxury 5-star hotel.


Bluebell Designer, Darren started the process by chatting with the clients to really understand their requirements, their likes, and dislikes. Viewing a selection of samples and materials helps gain an understanding of preferred styles which can then be used to created CAD drawings and bring ideas to life.


With the extension finished by the client’s expert builders, there were lots of decisions to be made with regard to the details such as lighting, materials, and storage. Luckily, at Bluebell, we’re well used to overseeing projects like this, and as we have had the privilege of working with these delightful clients before, they knew they were in good hands.


This design is jam-packed with special touches. The stunning bar top is made from Corian, with antique mirrored glass behind the bar. Laminate panels in a shaker style with Zagreb covering sit below the counter of the bar, and topped with a floating effect ceiling complete with integrated lighting.

The bar also features an integrated fridge and wine cooler, and comes complete with finishing touches including a polished chrome bespoke foot railing, cut to fit by Bluebell.


The media area features an 85-inch TV and fireplace, with integrated surround sound in wall panels and built-in speakers. All cables are neatly tucked away and the unit features plenty of storage to keep the space tidy and clutter-free.

We loved working on the gorgeous interior design scheme with Lana Filippova Interiors. Lana helped with all those finishing touches which made a huge difference and brought the space and project together beautifully.

What a stunning result – this is a fabulous project that the whole Bluebell team has loved working on and we can’t wait to work with these wonderful clients again – this time on a home gym!


Let Bluebell Create Your Dream Space

Ever dreamt of having your very own bar area to entertain your guests? Whether you’re planning a full-on garage conversion or transforming a corner of your kitchen, our talented design team will create a space designed to perfectly fit your lifestyle.

Many of our bars incorporate media areas, ideal for hosting social events at home. Whether you’re looking for sleek and modern or traditional and formal we have plenty of ideas to help you create a unique space which is sure to impress.


The images below show that with some careful thought and creative ideas, even a small space can be transformed into something special.


Oozing style and sophistication, the rich dark colour of this media unit helps to create a warm and welcoming space, with bespoke lighting adding a dramatic touch.

The design ensures cables are all cleverly tucked away, leaving you with a clutter-free space and creating the perfect environment to help you relax and unwind.


Or if you have enough space for a full bar like this one the possibilities are endless. Our designs are created to suit your requirements, incorporating storage for glasses, wine fridges or even a beer pump – your wish is our command!


Bespoke Kitchen Design

Whatever your style, our talented design team will create the perfect kitchen for you and your family. We love to see the way our designs help to transform family life, with creative ideas and clever space-saving tricks helping you make the very most of your space.
We start the design process by discussing your ideas and help bring them to life with CAD drawings. This enables you to view different finishes at the touch of a button, really helping you to visualise your new space. 

To give you an idea of the wide range of styles we offer, we thought we’d bring you a sneak peek of some designs we have been working on.

This customer had asked us to create a contemporary, open-plan space with clearly defined zones. The sleek, modern units are paired with quartz worktops and splashback, with the addition of wood paneling adding texture and warmth to the design. The areas for cooking, dining, relaxing, and entertaining flow beautifully, creating a welcoming space that is sure to impress.


For this next design, the brief was for a more traditional kitchen to fit with an older style of property. The customer was struggling to find someone who could build a kitchen around the natural shape of their home and all its ‘nooks and crannies’.

As this room has low ceilings and beams, we chose pale grey units and worktops to help create a light and spacious feel, with the traditional, shaker style design complementing the style of the property. We combined this with units in a rich blue colour and oak tops to create a cosy and intimate feel.


If you’d like some advice or need some kitchen inspiration why not call in to take a look at our beautiful kitchens, we’d love to show you around.


Behind the scenes…

We have been extremely fortunate during the pandemic as we have been able to continue working through lockdowns and have seen unprecedented demand for our bespoke products, for which we are so grateful.
However, we have recently faced a number of challenges which we wanted to share with you, our valued customers, so that you understand our current position.

The availability of materials is becoming more scarce and the cost is rising exponentially. In nearly 30 years of business, we have never seen such a rapid increase, but we do not want our customers to lose out financially and our customer centric approach ensures that these costs are not passed on. 

We are so lucky to have such an amazing team here at Bluebell – a team that works together to pull out all the stops for our customers. However, we are not immune to the ‘pingdemic’, and this is presenting further challenges for the team as they strive to provide cover, rearranging installations and design appointments to keep the wheels turning on a daily basis, so please do bear with us.

It’s certainly one of the most challenging times we have faced as a business, and we would like to thank all our customers who have been supportive and understanding when we have had to make changes. We feel very humbled and fortunate to have such a wonderful team and truly amazing customers.

THANK YOU!

Alison & Mike Reuben


BUILT BY HAND, FITTED WITH CARE
If you’d like more details on how we can help transform your home or to make an appointment to visit our Washway Road showroom, please do call us on 0161 976 6606. Rest assured we have all the necessary precautions in place to keep you safe throughout your visit.