Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens

16th Century Manor House

Manor House kitchen. Reclaimed glass worktop and solid oak feature island. Bespoke open shelving - Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens
Manor House kitchen. Reclaimed glass worktop and solid oak feature island. Bespoke open shelving - Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens
Manor House kitchen. Solid oak feature island with boiling water tap in bespoke recycled glass surround - Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens
Manor House kitchen. Solid oak feature island. Belfast sink. Recycled glass worktop - Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens
Manor House kitchen - Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens
Manor House kitchen. Reclaimed glass worktop and solid oak feature island. Bespoke open shelving - Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens
Manor House kitchen. Reclaimed glass worktop and solid oak feature island. Bespoke open shelving - Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens
Manor House kitchen. Reclaimed glass worktop and solid oak feature island. Bespoke open shelving - Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens
Manor House kitchen. Reclaimed glass worktop and solid oak feature island. Bespoke open shelving - Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens
Manor House kitchen. Radiator detail - Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens
Manor House kitchen. Blum drawer detail - Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens
Manor House kitchen. Recycled glass worktop - Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens
Manor House kitchen. Tile detail - Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens
Manor House kitchen. Recycled glass splashback detail - Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens
Manor House kitchen. Recycled glass worktop drainer grooves detail - Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens

This fabulously modern kitchen makes a wonderful contrast to the 16th Century surroundings and the bespoke detailing makes it particularly special.

Our clients had inherited an old and quirky kitchen, including an unnecessary staircase taking up one corner of the room, and a problem porch which took up too much space and blocked all the light.

We had two options, go completely traditional, or go modern in a way that fitted into the fantastic old room. After lengthy discussions with our clients, we came up with a design which let the room’s enormous character do the talking, whilst fitting sleekly around it, providing a highly practical modern kitchen with a subtle yet beautiful character of its own.

Removing the staircase and re-instating the original beamed ceiling gave us a larger, more open space to play with. Re-building the porch with a smaller footprint also helped, and installing fan lights at the top allowed more light through into the room.

The kitchen floor needed lifting to allow services to the island and we then reinstated sections of the floor that had been removed in the past and cleaned and re-sealed the floor.

The reclaimed oak island is the centre of the action, housing the hob and prep sink, complete with boiling water tap. It also provides a generous seating area for the guests to watch the action take place.

Bespoke pieces

  • Manor House kitchen. Solid oak feature island - Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens

    The beautiful feature kitchen island is made from reclaimed oak church pews from the Catholic Cathedral in Sheffield

  • Manor House kitchen. Solid oak feature island - Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens

    Tucked under the island is a subtle row of wooden pegs providing a bit of extra storage in a potentially dead space

  • Manor House kitchen. Solid oak feature island with boiling water tap in bespoke recycled glass surround - Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens

    The ceramic under-mount prep sink is set into a frame of recycled glass to add a splash of colour to the island worktop

  • Manor House kitchen. Recycled glass worktop drainer grooves detail - Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens

    The bespoke soft pastel green toughened recycled glass worktop was made from crushed bottle glass set into a coloured resin mould, adding an interesting detail.

  • Manor House kitchen. Solid oak feature island with boiling water tap in bespoke recycled glass surround - Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens

    As well as providing a prep area for cooking, the sink has a Franke Minerva Helix tap that provides not only filtered hot and cold water, but filtered boiling water, all in one tap

  • Manor House kitchen. Wine fridge - Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens

    The built-under Miele wine cooler boasts, 2 temperature zones and flush LED lighting and a 38 bottle capacity. The tinted glass front provides UV filter protection to the contents

  • Manor House kitchen. Gas hob detail - Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens

    The substantial Miele gas hob is a combination of ceramic glass, stainless steel controls and black enamelled cast iron pan supports

  • Manor House kitchen. Solid oak feature shelving - Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens

    The individually-designed open shelving is constructed from the same reclaimed oak as the central island and adds character and provides a lovely warm contrast to the matt white cabinet doors

  • Manor House kitchen. Extraction unit - Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens

    The ceiling mounted extraction unit is framed with reclaimed oak surround to match the island. The ducting had to be routed between the landing floor above