5 Larder Cupboard Ideas For Your Kitchen Design

Eco Extension Shaker Kitchen with light up pantry, sourdough bread and exposed appliances

It was the comeback we were all thankful for – The larder. Way back, when the larder was a necessity it was usually an adjoining room with storage for dried goods to keep your dairy and meat cool – Phased out by the fridge-freezer. In most recent projects, we are designing larder spaces into the […]

How much space does your range cooker need?

Open plan white Shaker kitchen with Smeg range cooker and quartz worktop

The space requirements around range cookers are one of the most popular conversation topics when going through the design process with our clients. How much space is needed around my range cooker? Can I put wooden cabinetry right next to it? How high does the extractor need to be? What sits beneath the range? The […]

Induction hobs: how they work and why they’re so popular

Traditional Country Kitchen with induction hob and large traditional island

Induction hobs: they’re a beloved addition to plenty of our kitchen designs. It’s no secret that we love them for their simplicity, speed and safety, but today we’re looking at induction hobs in closer detail. How does an induction hob work? Peculiar as it may sound, induction hobs don’t actually produce any heat by themselves. […]

3 plywood kitchens to capture your imagination

Plywood kitchens are a Pinterest dream, the clean aesthetic and beautiful grain shining through. Quirky and contemporary, it’s a surefire way to make it unique to your home. Not only is plywood aesthecially stunning, but it is also one of the strongest materials to be used in kitchens. More often than not, the carcass for […]

2 types of beading to consider for your Shaker Kitchen


When it comes to quality kitchen design, the devil is in the detail. Luckily, our experienced team of professional kitchen designers know the ins and outs of what makes exquisite cabinetry. Over the past few years, we’ve noticed a boom in popularity of two particular types of beading. It might be related to a kickback […]

How to recycle your old kitchen (and tackle ‘single-use culture’)

Future of sustainable Materials - Megan Stuart - 'It Has Bean' Cup - Recycled coffee grounds Holder

Please note, we cannot recycle kitchens through Sustainable Kitchens.   Sustainability isn’t just about materials; it’s about processes, too. We’ve always found that donating produces a win:win scenario (we donate our substantial offcuts to the Scrapstore charity, which you can read about here). When you’re considering recycling your old kitchen, take a look at Freecycle […]

Brass and copper worktops: pros and cons

White Shaker Kitchen with tall cabinets and brass splashback

When it comes to worktops, some of our most show-stopping kitchen designs are the White Shaker with Brass Worktop and the Antiqued Brass Contemporary Kitchen. As with a lot of statement designs, there are certain considerations to take into account when choosing which worktop you’d like in your kitchen. With metal being such a popular […]

How we choose the perfect kitchen tap

Green Shaker Kitchen with Perrin & Rowe Ionian n Aged Brass with crosstaps on marble worktop

A collaboration between Perrin & Rowe and Sustainable Kitchens Creating the perfect kitchen is a fine art of balancing plenty of details. We have a range of preferred designers for each of the little elements, including the ever-beautiful Perrin & Rowe taps our clients love so much.  With a little help from Perrin & Rowe, […]

The Truth about Eco Friendly Paints

Petrochemicals? VOCs? Solvents? It’s enough to make your head spin. Here’s the truth about eco-friendly paints: it’s complicated. With that in mind, we’ve done our research so you don’t have to! We’ve looked around to get to the truth: can paint ever be eco-friendly? What’s the criteria? And just what do all of the ingredients […]