In Brief

A stunning bespoke Manchester kitchen that combines Little Greene colour-matched blue shaker doors and recycled glass and oak worktops. All cabinets are made from 100% recycled timber board. Reeded glass doors add a stylish touch to the design.

In Detail

This stunning kitchen in Manchester is a carefully considered and bespoke design. The contemporary and stylish “living kitchen” design includes a recycled glass worktop and blue shaker kitchen cabinetry.

Our client had strong ideas about the look and feel she wanted to achieve with the finished space. We worked together closely to create the custom design. Sustainability is very important to our client. We designed the kitchen to incorporate a number of eco-materials to reflect this, so the result is a very sustainable kitchen space.

Sustainable kitchen ingredients

Recycled glass

The beautiful kitchen worktop around the sink is a recycled glass worktop. To produce this solid surface material, waste glass shards are set in resin to create a solid and beautiful surface. Recycled glass is a much more sustainable option than granite – read more on recycled glass here.

PEFC Sustainable timber

Sustainably sourced and PEFC-certified solid oak forms the worktop for the central kitchen peninsula. The timber adds warmth and character to the room as well as contrasting beautifully with the stunning blue shaker kitchen cabinetry.

Blue shaker kitchen cabinetry

The blue cabinetry is painted in Little Greene’s Royal Navy Blue and Air Force Blue. The reeded glass doors above the sink recess lend a feeling of space and openness. These cabinets are hung at a higher level to allow extra clearance and enhance this sense of space.

Eco kitchen cabinets

All the core kitchen cabinets are ultra-sustainable as they are made from a special eco board. We use a board made from timber that is 100% recycled, so no tree is felled in its production. We then have the board melamine-faced to give it an outer layer which makes it easier to clean and maintain.

The base of cabinets we build our kitchens on are all solid and built to last. They have an 18mm solid back panel and don’t come flat packed. They are then glued and dowelled and set straight in a press for reinforcement. Super-strong, they stay square and are well made to form the basis of the rest of the kitchen built around them.

The kitchen design

We designed the kitchen to be a highly functional space, to make it a pleasure to cook and spend time in. The zone between the sink, fridge and hob works well and we built two full-height larder-style storage units to house dry goods. The central kitchen peninsula is capacious and contains numerous storage drawers and cupboards as well as a pull-out bin.

The lovely hexagonal tile splashback brings a modern twist to the traditional style Belfast sink and blue shaker kitchen. The ultra-modern taps, including the Quooker Nordic Round boiling water tap, add to the functionality of the kitchen. They also bring a contemporary feel and do-away with the need to have an electric kettle out on the kitchen work surface.

We love our client’s choice of Louis Poulsen and Normann Copenhagen lighting as feature pendants.

Our client says

“Great company to work with, thoughtful and creative. I had an initial idea of what I wanted and all the team at Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens worked with me to deliver exactly what I was hoping for. The recycled glass worktop is a triumph, the hand-painted cabinets are beautiful and extremely high quality. I am absolutely thrilled with my new kitchen”.

This beautiful blue shaker kitchen with recycled glass is a fabulous bespoke living space in Manchester. We hope they continue to enjoy the space for many years to come.

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