Choosing materials for your new kitchen or bathroom

Choosing materials for your new space

At Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens, we want to support you through all the choices you’ll make in choosing the aesthetics for your new space.

On the journey to your dream kitchen you’ll need to make some big decisions about the materials you choose. Of equal importance to the choice of actual materials, is the way they look together. 

Maybe you already have some good ideas about the way you want things to look in your new space. Or maybe you’d like to look at a few different options before we put a design and quote together for you.

Our clients usually find it very helpful to see samples from us, to help them make their design choices. It’s good to be able to consider them at leisure in your home to work out what is best for you. Find out more about borrowing samples below.

See samples in your own home

An important part of choosing materials is making sure the look and feel is right for you and your space. We encourage our clients to compare samples in their own light. This helps them to make an informed decision about which is best for them. 

While we work with you to create the design for your new kitchen or bathroom, we encourage you to see samples of the materials you are considering. 

Our samples include doors and colour swatches, worktops, handles and splashbacks for you to look over in your own home. Additionally, we have a limited selection of tiles and can offer colour swatches. These include RAL, British Standard, Farrow and Ball, Dulux and Little Greene.

In person it is much easier to see the effect of light and shadow on the colours and finishes. It’s also much easier to experience the textures and feel of the surfaces. This will guide you in creating a space you’ll love and enjoy.

To borrow samples:

If you’d like to borrow some samples to help you choose the look and feel of your new space: 


Speak to our Sales and Design Team or our Client Relationship Manager to request the samples you wish to see. You can keep the samples at home for 7 days for free. Once you’ve decided on the perfect combination, please let us know so we can incorporate your choices into your designs.

If you wish to pick these up from our workshop, we can arrange this. Simply talk to one of our design team


If you are unable to pick samples up from our workshop, we can arrange for them to be delivered directly to you if you live in Sheffield, otherwise they will be posted out to you


If you have not found the perfect styles, don’t worry. Simply return your current samples and request more

To return samples

To return your samples, simply drop them off at our workshop, or if they have been posted, we will provide you with a returns label via email.

All samples must be returned after 7 days from the date you received them.

If you’re unable to return your samples for any reason, please contact our office on 0114 250 9078.

Flooring and lighting

Flooring and decorative light fixtures are usually best to see in person. We can get in touch with one of our partners to arrange this for you.

For further information:

If you need more information or have any questions about our samples service – please get in touch.

We’re sorry that our samples are currently only available to UK residents. 

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