Hand painted Kitchens

Blue Plywood Kitchen - integrated oven

At Sustainable Kitchens, we think that your kitchen deserves individual care and attention to detail and that includes hand-finishing every unit to the highest standard. In our joinery workshop in Bristol, it’s the human touch that sets us apart. Choosing one of our kitchens means you’re choosing a perfect hand-painted solid wood kitchen to your exact specifications.

We know that you want a kitchen that is the centre and heart of your home. We know that you want it to be just the way you dreamt it. After all, this is the place where you’ll be sharing time, love and laughter with your family and friends for years to come. It only makes sense to finish your new kitchen with the highest level of detail and with a thoughtful, considerate hand-painted touch.

At Sustainable Kitchens, we believe that your kitchen should blend in perfectly with your home. This means the furniture will be finished seamlessly. Our team will fully inspect every aspect of your kitchen from top to bottom, inside and out to make sure everything down to the last detail meets our high quality standards.

When your bespoke kitchen arrives and is installed by our experienced team, it will have been primed and will have received up to 3 coats of your finished colour. These coats are applied by Connor, our furniture painter, in a specialist part of our Bristol workshop. Using a fine spray and turntable your furniture is painted to a smooth and complete finish. After this, the furniture is ready for the final hand-painting coats in situ.

hand painted kitchens versus factory finish

The contrast between a hand painted vs factory finish is stark. A hand painted finish boasts a more natural appearance and glow – this is because the brush applies the paint using a more direct technique according to the natural grain of the wood.

In addition to this, repairing cabinetry with a hand painted finish is much more straightforward. Chips or scuffs as a result of general wear and tear over the years can be easily sanded down with another layer of paint reapplied by hand!

And finally, by choosing a hand painted kitchen you are future-proofing your cabinetry should you ever have a change of taste over time, you can simply sand down your down and repaint the kitchen to your colour of choice again.

Our Final Touches

Our final touch is when our fine furniture painter, Lottie, comes to visit. Lottie applies the artist’s touch. She will apply a final coat across all of your kitchen by hand. Her attention to detail is second to none and ensures that you’ll be more than satisfied with the new hub of your home. As a service that is unique to Sustainable Kitchens, this is something that will really set your new kitchen apart from the others.

Lottie paints in the direction of the grain of the wood, to work sympathetically with the beautiful materials underneath. This ensures that you won’t be distracted by brushstrokes, but instead will be able to enjoy seeing the intricate grain of the wood you selected.


Lottie Shaw

Fine Furniture Painter

The hand painting and finishing process gives a clean and even finish, whilst highlighting the grain in the oak units and showing off the kitchen. I love working with such high-quality materials, the finished product is something we can all be proud of.

We know that kitchens are busy places. The whole family lives and works in the kitchen. Wear and tear are expected and accidents happen. Thankfully, your kitchen is hand painted and can easily be touched up in situ, or you could even repaint it entirely to create a fresh, new look. We use hardwearing and, importantly, environmentally friendly Farrow & Ball or Little Greene paints. They offer a huge variety of colours so you can pick the one to suit your home.

Time for a change of colour or a new refreshing outlook? Email us at hello@sustainablekitchens.co.uk and we’ll happily come back to repaint your whole kitchen ensuring it will look like new in 20 years.

Lindsay Lillie
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I’m so glad that I chose Sustainable Kitchens for my new kitchen. They are a great team of people to work with with a great ethos of sustainability underpinning the whole company. The design process with Sam was a pleasure and I am so delighted with the end result. My new kitchen is exactly what I wanted it to be — stylish, functional, unique and a wonderful place to be. I recommend Sustainable Kitchens wholeheartedly.
Ian Chapman
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A great experience! Really open and friendly team that made the process exciting not daunting. Sam understood what we wanted and got the design perfect. Gianluca fitted it perfectly and Zoe was awesome to work with. I particularly enjoyed the tour of the workshop getting to see all the tools, care and attention that goes into creating beautiful kitchens. Would recommend to anyone!
Nicola Pocock
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Our kitchen from Sustainable Kitchens has been a complete triumph and has exceeded our expectations for the lift it has given to the whole house! Every member of the team was friendly, professional, reassuring and happy to answer any number of questions. It really couldn’t have been a smoother and easier journey and we absolutely love the end result!
David Cole
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We love our kitchen and really appreciate the effort Sustainable Kitchens put in to the design and execution. They are also very quick to respond to any questions and queries – even after the project has finished and account closed – great aftercare service! Top marks.
Julie Hitchcock
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We are delighted with the quality of our Sustainable Kitchen. Sam and the team guided us through the design process, really listening to what we hoped to achieve. They were very flexible in the face of our shifting building schedule and the fitting and painting team did a superb job. We should never need a new kitchen, but if we did, we wouldn’t hesitate to call on Sustainable Kitchens.
Laura Brocklesbery
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Highly recommend Sustainable Kitchens. We are so happy with our new kitchen. It is made to a beautiful quality, all custom made and fitting perfectly. From the design process through to the final product Sustainable Kitchen were professional, responsive, and really helpful in making our kitchen a reality.
Emma Bent
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Would recommend Sustainable Kitchens without reservation. Sam's design knowledge and skills set us up for the workshop and fitting team to provide us with a kitchen that has fulfilled all of our 'want' as well as 'need' list. Thank you!
Chris Booth
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I cannot praise Sustainable Kitchens highly enough for the fantastic quality of the kitchen they made and installed for us.
Hannah Family
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I can highly recommend Sustainable Kitchens they are such a lovely team to work with and their kitchens are beautiful. An added bonus is being able to see their workshop and the cabinets being made so you can see the quality of their work.
Abigail Whitten
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Sustainable Kitchens supplied exquisite, fully custom built kitchen cabinetry. We hoped for a 'forever' kitchen and weren't disappointed. Every part is beautifully constructed and finished. Absolutely no shortcuts taken. Really delighted.
Rebecca Simms
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The service from Sustainable Kitchens was first class from the initial design stage right through to the installation of my bespoke handmade kitchen. A year on I am still loving it!
Catherine Launder
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Couldn’t be more pleased with Sustainable Kitchens. They respected our very specific requirements, contributed some helpful suggestions, came exactly when promised and did precisely what was agreed. They completed even earlier than the time scheduled, were clean and efficient and did a perfect job – we’ve never had such a good installation experience and we’ve had plenty!
Joyce Fulton
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Our new kitchen is beautiful. The quality of workmanship is outstanding and it is everything we asked Sustainable Kitchens to do. Their understanding of how we wanted the kitchen to look was pitch perfect and their guidance throughout the process was constant and really supportive. One hundred percent recommend this vibrant young company.
Simon Muriel
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Kitchen supplies. Impeccable craftsmanship. Great ethos. Very pleased.

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