With more puddings than you can count and nary a soggy bottom in sight, there really is only one baking television show worth watching. The Great British Bake Off is not just about cake though – we, and so many of you, love to watch it for the quaint country style kitchens of the Bake Off tent. In this blog post, we show you some ways that you can recreate this style in your own kitchen.
Solid beech is an ideal timber for a worktop, more so if you want to achieve that Bake Off look. The mellow hue gives it a welcoming feel whilst the fine grain pattern is beautifully delicate. Beech is also very hardwearing, which it needs to be if it is going to can stand up to the pressures of the Bake Off tent. As an added bonus, they are also our best value kitchen worktop. Unlike laminate worktops, solid wood worktops can be fitted with undermount sinks, such as Belfast sinks, which offer a traditional feel, or stainless-steel sinks, which can be used for a more contemporary aesthetic.
With 12 bakers at the start of the series, each with their own baking area, the kitchen island is an integral part of the format. Islands are useful for a number of reasons, not least because they make a stunning feature. They offer plenty of work surface area as well as storage space for all of your mixing bowls, tins and other baking equipment. This blog has plenty of Inspiration for Kitchen Islands in Solid Wood Kitchens and will help you to create a Bake Off themed kitchen.
The cabinets in the Great British Bake Off tent feature frontals in the Shaker style. These doors are very popular at the moment, perhaps because of Bake Off. To give them an even more elegant feel, you could have them painted in one of Farrow & Ball’s beautiful colours. Primary pastel colours such as Dayroom Yellow, Red Earth or Lulworth Blue are synonymous with country kitchens and although neutrals such as All White or Pointing help to make a kitchen feel fresh, adding a splash of colour will give your kitchen interest and help you to show off your personality.
If you are a fan of baking, the chances are you will have your fair share of kitchen appliances. Although functional, appliances are a great way to show off your personality and interest in baking, especially if displayed on your worktop or island rather than being stored in a cupboard. At the moment, we are giving you the chance to win a KitchenAid mixer just like the ones that the bakers use in the tent. The Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets’ Great British Bake Offer runs until Tuesday 30th October 2018 and all you have to do to enter is sign up to our mailing list using the form on the competition page. Good luck!
Bunting and Jars
If you really want to turn your kitchen into the Bake Off tent you may want to hang bunting and display Kilner jars filled with flour, sugar, baking beads and other dry ingredients. Pantries, larders, full height cabinets or even floating shelves, are a great way to display your jars of baking ingredients. If you like the sound of a pantry in your kitchen, take a look at this blog post about Kitchen Inspiration for Larders and Pantries.
Do you love the Great British Bake Off and would you consider redesigning your kitchen in this style? Leave your thoughts in the comments below. If you class yourself as a bit of a star baker, why not share some pictures of your cakes and bakes on our Facebook and Twitter pages.