Saturday, 8 April 2017

Comprehensively green !

Ey up my faithful blogworms, I did say that last week's story was the first of two parts ..... well, here's the second !

We had the pleasure of creating another totally Eco kitchen last week for a lovely lady local to us and here it is, encompassing a whole range of materials: eco & sustainable, reclaimed, reused & recycled. 

The kitchen furniture, throughout, is from our Eco2 stable, manufactured in U100 Mussel 60/40 FSC / Recycled mix board material.

Once more I'll let the pictures tell the story 

You can tell this that the "newness" was just beginning to wear off the existing units .... time for a change !!

The new sink area brings in several elements:

- a 12mm Yoghurt pot worktop with 18mm edge sections to give the appearance of a 30mm worktop overall. Making the upstands from the same yog pot board.
The underside is backed up on 18mm Medite Ecologique to add substance and strength to the worktop
Re-used - the existing fridge was used in the new layout
Recycled - the sink is a Blanco high recycled content stainless steel

The hob and cooker section of the kitchen features:

- French Oak worktops, also in 30mm with ...
Reclaimed - Oak floorboards machined into upstands at the same height as the yog pot ones around the sink.
Eco - the under unit lights are the new 3 watt ... yes, just 3 watt Cobb GX53 lamps, great light output with extremely low energy useage !

Oven, Hob and Hood

 - these are all from the Gorenje range of appliances, probably the most environmentally conscious appliance maker in the market at this time, they've got way too many awards to list here so check out their website for the whole story.

This area of the kitchen looked "untidy" shall we say, so the best thing to do was create a housing for the boiler to go into with space at the side for a small larder unit.
With the whole thing finished, the boiler area now looks neat and tidy. The correct venting was cut into the cabinets for safe boiler use and still with good access for servicing.
No-one would realise the boiler was there and we've incorporated extra storage capacity into the kitchen ..... Bonus !

This kitchen, once again, was a joy to create. It's use of Eco materials is about as comprehensive as it gets and it's created a kitchen that's just simply a nice place to be as well as making best use of the space and an efficient place to work. The whole project was carried out to an affordable budget ...... who says recycled products have to be expensive !!

I feel a huge "big up" for the lady of the house is in order, who dilligently seperated all the waste from the project into different piles to take down to the local waste site to be, itself, it turn, recycled !!

I love a happy ending. 😊


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