Lovingly restored to its original beauty, our kitchen in this incredible 18th Century country manor house in the Cotswolds has attracted national acclaim.

18th century manor house kitchen with flagstone flooring and vintage side table

The Brief

When our client came to us, they were looking for the perfect team to bring the room back to life in a sustainable, durable way. We jumped at the chance: there’s just something so deeply fulfilling about restoring a kitchen to its original beauty.

There was no question about it: this had to be designed in the traditional Shaker style. We added a small beaded moulding to the Oak frames and used plenty of exposed wood. We darkened it, bringing out the natural tannins in the wood. The units were then hand-painted using historical, hand-mixed paints from the Paper and Paints company.

We completed the look with a nod to the 21st Century with ultra-modern concrete worktops and an Everhot electric range cooker.

To learn more about what’s involved in a project like this, and to get an idea of what it might cost to implement in your home, call us on 0117 325 2438 or email us at hello@sustainablekitchens.co.uk.

I renovated a listed Manor House in the Cotswolds, and due to planning constraints was unable to have my ideal large kitchen. Sustainable Kitchens worked closely with me to make great use of the restricted space, and came up with a design that gave me a beautifully crafted, convivial and practical kitchen, plus a wonderful walk in pantry. Perfect. Thank you Sustainable for making this possible.


Project Information


Perimeter worktop – Concrete
Centre Island worktop
 – Aged Oak- darkened with Ammonia.

Perimeter unit paint colour – Paper & Paints HC 12 Egyptian Grey.
Centre Island paint colour – Paper & Paints SC 380 Pure Grey 10.


Range – Existing Everhot
Oven – Bosch steam oven – HBC24D553B
Fridge Freezer – Existing
Dishwasher – Neff S51M63X2GB dishwasher
Microwave – AEG MC2664E-W Built-in Solo Microwave
Sink – Shaws Classic Belfast 600 sink
Tap – Tre Mercati French classic tap
Warming Drawer – Bosch  HSC1406521B


Project Designer: Sam Shaw


Tiles – Metro tiles, supplied by client
Flooring – Imported from a French Chateau, supplied by client.
Wall Paint Colour – Unknown, supplied by client


Charlie O’Beirne of Lukonic.com

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