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 […]

AW20/21 design trend report: Sustainable materials go avant-garde

Contemporary kitchen with walk in larder and food racks

With David Attenborough, Greta Thunberg and the Extinction Rebellion activists all working to draw attention to ways we can be more environmentally-friendly, sustainability awareness has never been more prominent in the press.  When looking at the move to circular economies, interior design market analysts are pointing out the growing focus on new design thinking for […]

Solid wood vs. chipboard kitchens: which should you choose?

Rockhouse Barn conversion Shaker Kitchen with built in angled under stair shelving cabinet

When you’re designing your new kitchen, the choice of materials is key. Here at Sustainable Kitchens we love to create furniture using only the best, ethically sourced sustainable materials, and our solid wood kitchens will last you a lifetime. There’s nothing quite like a beautiful kitchen cabinet crafted from solid wood. The warmth of the […]

Why hand painting your kitchen produces a better finish

In our joinery workshop, it’s the human touch that sets us apart. 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. Choosing one of our kitchens means you’re choosing a perfectly hand painted kitchen to your exact specifications. […]

Listen up, foodies: here are the home cooking trends to try in 2019

Now the indulgent festive season is winding down, it’s time to look ahead to more sustainable cooking practices. So what’s on the menu for 2019? We’re looking to Pinterest’s data trends to predict what everyone will be trying in their kitchen this year. Rise of the pegan Part paleo, part vegan: the pegan diet is […]

What you can (and can’t) recycle

#MeatfreeMonday- Guacamole Burrito

When it comes to recycling, it pays to know your dos from your don’ts. Quite often, people (understandably) assume that all coffee cups and plastic bags can be recycled – but that’s not actually the case. Here, with the help of Bristol Waste, we untangle the sometimes tricky rules about what you can and can’t […]

Sustainability for small businesses: 3 little changes that make a big difference

Ben Barrett's Clifton Planer - Workshop Detail Shot

Earlier this year, it was revealed that 8 out of 10 small businesses want to work towards having more sustainable, eco-friendly operations. Being a sustainable business is a journey, and we’re always looking at ways we can improve our effect on the world around us. In meetings, at the coffee machine and on our team […]

The Future of Sustainable Materials – Recycled Coffee Grounds

Future of sustainable Materials - Megan Stuart - 'It Has Bean' Headline - Recycled coffee grounds image

“We recently had the pleasure of meeting with Megan at the UWE Graduation show for Product Design at the Frenchay Campus in Bristol, she was full of enthusiasm for building a world with sustainable materials, something we are also very passionate about. Her project was very inspiring and we asked her is she’d like to […]

Championing Local Initiatives

We are extremely lucky in Bristol, we are surrounded by amazing business, initiatives and projects championing sustainability & community. We would like to spend more time getting to know these initiatives and will be doing a spotlight to champion someone new each month. We would like your help to cast our net even further and if […]

Interesting Timbers

After a particularly busy spell in the office, Sam and I got a chance to pop into one of our favourite places – “Interesting Timbers”, which sells exactly what it says on the tin. The company promotes the use of locally grown timber as a sustainable resource, a practice we are only too proud to […]