Sustainable Kitchens

In Detail

This stunning Manchester kitchen is a carefully considered and bespoke design, resulting in a contemporary and stylish “living kitchen”.

Our client had a good idea about the look and feel she wanted to achieve with the finished space. We worked closely together 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.

The Sustainable Kitchen Ingredients:

The beautiful kitchen worktop around the sink is made from recycled glass. 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.

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 colours.

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

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 flatpacked. They are then glued and doweled 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 pullout bin.

The lovely hexagonal tile splashback brings a modern twist to the traditional style belfast sink. 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 said:

“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”.

The finished Manchester kitchen-living space is really beautiful and bespoke. We hope they continue to enjoy the space for many years to come.

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