In Brief

This compact and bespoke kitchen features rich blue shaker cabinetry, lots of storage and a stunning countertop made from recycled Bombay Sapphire gin bottle glass.

In Detail

A stunning bespoke dark blue shaker kitchen featuring lots of storage and a recycled glass countertop made from Bombay Sapphire gin bottle glass.

The brief

Our clients had lived with their previous kitchen for years and had a number of “problems” that they wanted to address in their new kitchen design. The main brief was to create a bright space with a wow-factor that was made sustainably and would last for decades.

Of top importance to our clients was the sink area. They both love washing up and wanted a worktop choice that could cope with a lot of water action. It was important to find a durable countertop that required little maintenance and would ensure the longevity of the kitchen.

Recycled glass countertop

This showstopper worktop is a unique design made from recycled Bombay Sapphire gin bottles set in white resin. The countertop is manufactured in the UK and consists of 85% recycled glass. This makes it a sustainable choice as well as a beautiful one.

Recycled glass countertops are easy to maintain, requiring only warm soapy water to clean the surface. However, you need to look after them as spills of substances like coffee, lemon juice or red wine can stain the resin if left on the surface. The stunning material also runs as a full-length splashback behind the sink. This catches any unwanted splashes from washing up.

Compact design

The kitchen is on a relatively small footprint so we wanted to make the most of the available space. Our clients desperately wanted more storage as well as more worktop space. We designed a new kitchen layout for our clients, which made use of the footprint they had, as well as improving the functionality.

Our clients felt their previous kitchen was dark, reliant on just one window for natural light. They wanted us to make the space feel a bit brighter. The recycled glass countertop and splashbacks do a great job of bouncing light around the room.

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The result

The new dark blue shaker kitchen is a stunning space with a feature kitchen countertop made from recycled Bombay Sapphire gin bottle glass. The dark blue cabinetry contrasts beautifully and delivers the high level of storage our clients had dreamed of.

Our clients say

“We are so very glad that we chose Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens to design our kitchen for us. The importance to us of high quality sustainable materials and workmanship led us to choose Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens. We were so pleased both with the finished result and with our experience of the whole process. We asked them to design our bathroom for us as soon as our beautiful new kitchen was finished.”

“Both projects involved complete refurbishment. The way Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens included us at every stage of the design and the careful consideration they made of our particular requirements were of paramount importance to us. We had little idea of what was possible, no experience of room design, yet we feel that our individuality is expressed in the two rooms. It is something we couldn’t have imagined, and we are very grateful. We recommend them wholeheartedly and without hesitation.”

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