What do you mean No ??
Anyway this weeks entertainment is a particularly Eco kitchen installed into a straw bale build extension to a house and we can prove it.
This is a follow up to our earlier blog on August 5th, putting into practice the things I talked about at that time. You see, there is a plan !!
With the ongoing developments we keep trying in the eco world, this particular kitchen is from our Eco Elite range in solid FSC oak with a hand oiled finish using Osmo environmentally friendly wax oils with solid Iroko tops finished the same way.
An idea we had some time ago, the first one being in a passive house up in Leyburn in North Yorkshire, although there was a lot less oiling involved with that one compared to this one !!
|A kitchen of two sides with a central island / work station built using our Eco2 range of cabinets. This side for the fridge a mainly dry goods storage.|
|A very tricky island unit layout that took some designing, I can tell you ! The hob, sink and dishwasher going in here.|
|This side holds the built in oven and a free standing microwave / cookery books in the open wall to the left.|
|Let the oiling commence !|
|And keep going, with 28 parcels containing the doors and panels etc, this oiling bench saw a lot of service, it was like painting the Forth Bridge.|
|As you can tell by all the unit internal fittings, this kitchen was thought about in great detail as to the purpose for each unit|
|FSC character oak doors and panels with solid iroko worktops, all hand oiled, a mammoth task but very worth while ! Note the little window on the right above the worktops, more about that below.|
|Iroko worktops to both sides.|
|The island showing a lower section for bread dough and pastry preparation and a sneaky pull out corner unit to maximise the use of space.|
|Same pic showing it all tucked away|