In Brief

A gorgeous dark grey shaker kitchen diner and fantastic living space in an urban terraced house. This L-shaped compact kitchen boasts reclaimed timber worktops, a ceramic belfast sink, a freestanding larder and both a gas wok burner and an induction hob.

In Detail

This gorgeous dark grey shaker kitchen-diner with a freestanding pantry cupboard is a fantastic living space in a terraced house.

Compact kitchen

Our clients wanted an L-shaped kitchen that would work well in the compact space they had. They preferred to avoid doing any additional building work. As keen cooks, our clients wanted a space that would be a daily joy to be in.

They had a clear idea of the design aesthetic they wanted to achieve, with the dark characterful doors, brass handles and clean geometrical tiling. It was important that their new kitchen reflected their style and character, as well as provide them with a place to relax. A “living kitchen” is probably a good description.

Sustainable timber

The sustainable timber worktop brings warmth and character to the room. We reclaimed a set of science lab benches made from iroko to sand back and create beautiful hardwood worktops.

We then created a few open shelves on the other side of the kitchen to match, making the most of the shallow space between the worktop and the door leading to upstairs. More open shelves above the table complete the kitchen design, balancing it out across the space.

Freestanding pantry cupboard

We designed and created the freestanding pantry cupboard, which provides our clients with essential storage for their dry goods. Cooking a lot from scratch, this full height unit gives them an instant overview of all their ingredients.

More and more of our clients are asking us for freestanding larders in their new kitchens. If you’re considering one, have a look at our advice post here for more information.

Grey shaker kitchen cabinetry

The kitchen features shaker-style solid timber doors in gun metal grey.

A sustainable set of kitchen cabinets forms the base for the entire kitchen. These cabinets are super sustainable, as they are made from a special eco-board consisting of 100% recycled timber. They are glued and dowelled, and then set rigidly square in a press. Starting off square, they stay square – the perfect foundation for a solid kitchen.

Guaranteed for 15 years, we expect them to last much longer. Exactly what you want when you’re investing in a new kitchen. The longer a kitchen lasts, the more sustainable it is. More info here on our eco base cabinets.

The result

The result is a beautiful new space, where they enjoy spending their time.

Our clients say

“We’re absolutely thrilled with our new kitchen and the service provided by Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens. Throughout the process we have felt listened to and our ideas valued, with no hints of a hard sell for things we didn’t want or need. How we use our kitchen has remained key and resulted in a space we love that feels very personal to us.

The quality and standard of finish has exceeded our expectations. Any issues along the way (woodworm!) were dealt with promptly and without much overall delay. Everyone has been professional, friendly and as clean and tidy as one can be when ripping out a kitchen! We wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.”

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