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Sustainable Shaker kitchen in Stockholm Eco village

Sustainable Shaker kitchen in the eco-village

Johanna and Mattias live in the eco-village in Understenshöjden outside Stockholm. There is this large angled kitchen painted in the color “Vintermossa” (winter moss) with a stainless steel sink and solid oak worktop. The overhead cabinets have double doors and go right up to the ceiling. There are drawers and corner cupboard pull-outs in the bench cupboards.

Light green Scandinavian Shaker Kitchen
Natalie can finally enjoy a cup of coffee in the newly renovated kitchen after a long renovation journey.
Light green Scandinavian Shaker Kitchen
A combination of seating. At the kitchen island and dining table.

The kitchen consists of, among other things, a merchant’s counter that adjoins the dining room, which becomes a nice and practical room divider as well as a workspace and seating for the morning coffee.

“We fell in love with the little house with creaking wooden floors that was by the lake.
We lifted the house, moved it 2.5 m and expanded.”
– Natalie, @huslyftet

For Natalie and her husband, it was important that the kitchen fit in naturally with the character of the house. Therefore, the choice fell on a 1920s kitchen from Skandinaviska Shakerkök, hand-painted with linseed oil paint in a shade they chose themselves.

Integrated appliances. On top of the tall cabinets for the fridge and freezer, it has been chosen to place overhead cabinets for extra storage.

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The sink cabinet has been centered by the window. The dishwasher is hidden to the right of the sink cabinet.

“We finally have the social place for family and friends in our house that we were missing. At the same time, the house’s old charm has been preserved through this solid wooden kitchen. Hopefully the kitchen will remain for several generations.”

— Natalie, @huslyftet

Generous with space for socializing around the beautiful kitchen island which, seen from this side, consists of a bench cupboard on the far left and a merchant’s counter. Bar stools bought used. Lamps from the turn of the century.
Inside the drawers we find cutlery inserts and drawer interiors made of solid pine. All insides are treated with linseed oil.

A laundry room with extra everything. There is plenty of space here to handle both dirty and late laundry. The many pull-out drawers provide plenty of space for sorting laundry, even the fine laundry has its own drawer.

– I love to keep order. Now there is plenty of space in the laundry room so that all laundry can be easily sorted. Separate drawers for different colours, grades and special washes.

A light and airy laundry room with a beautiful checkered floor
Plenty of space for storing laundry
Beautiful sink cabinet with stainless sink.

A laundry room with extra everything. There is plenty of space here to handle both dirty and late laundry. The many pull-out drawers provide plenty of space for sorting laundry, even the fine laundry has its own drawer.

– I love to keep order. Now there is plenty of space in the laundry room so that all laundry can be easily sorted. Separate drawers for different colours, grades and special washes.
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Already during the renovation, thought was given to the location of the electrical outlets so that the microwave could be hidden in the pantry.

I skafferiet har man kombinerat utdragbara hyllor i olika höjder med ett hyllplan för att ge plats åt en mikrovågsugn.

– We thought it was very smart and practical to hide the microwave in the pantry.
Bench cabinets in 1920s style placed in a bathroom environment.
Towel hanger from Sekelskifte. Toilet seat from the construction factory.
Every corner is used to optimize storage.
When ordering a kitchen, it is possible to buy modules for bathrooms, laundry rooms, wardrobes or for other rooms. Unfortunately, it is not possible to buy individual modules at the moment.

About the tile in the bathroom from Höganäs kakel:

Floor: Miniworx White hexagon mosaic.
Wall: Evolution White 7.5×15
Evolution plinth 15×15
Evolution London molding 50×150

Natalie at the stove in the newly renovated kitchen

The kitchen island is placed next to a wall where a beautiful glass cabinet sits.

READ MORE ABOUT 1920’S KITCHENS HERE

About the kitchen, bathroom & laundry at @Huslyftet

Type of kitchen: 1920’s kitchen
Color: There are a few basic colors to choose from, but if you want your own color, it is possible to choose this. In this case, own colors were chosen which our color supplier Selder & Co mixed.
Kitchen: 1510-Y20R
Bathroom & Laundry: 2010-Y20R
Countertop in kitchen and bathroom: The natural stone Quartzite in the variant “Taj Mahal” from Kungälvs Natursten.
The faucets in the kitchen and bathroom are from Sekelskifte.
Handles, knobs and haspers from Byggfabriken.
Large handles for integrated fridge and freezer from “Gamla mejeriet”.
Shoemaker lamps from Sekelskifte.
Bar stools bought used.
Stove of the brand Bertazzoni bought at Gasspisen.

Photo & Text: Gina Mannberg for Skandinaviska Shakerkök

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“Environmental thinking that permeates our whole lifestyle” – that’s the idea of EKOBYN in Björkhagen in Stockholm. Johanna and Mattias Ahnquist Aho moved there with their two children, dog and cat in September 2018.

In Björkhagen in Stockholm. Johanna and Mattias Ahnquist Aho moved there with their two children, dog and cat in September 2018.

– We were very happy when the opportunity to move to the eco-village came up, says Johanna.

It is a beautiful terraced house of 110 square metres which, despite being built in 1995, reminds you of a turn of the century house, with high ceilings and leaded windows.

The family decided to replace the old kitchen that felt small and worn out.

“IT HAS TO FIT IN STYLE-WISE”

– The new kitchen had to be in sync with the concept of sustainability here in the eco-village. And it had to fit in style-wise. When we read about in a design magazine, we knew that it was exactly what we wanted. They met all our demands for durability and appearance.

Light green linseed-oil paint

The L-shaped Shaker kitchen which is now part of the family home, has light green (the colour is called Winter Moss) kitchen cabinets, with wooden knobs in the same colour. For the walls they have chosen a warm dark grey color that contrasts with the lighter cabinets.

 

Apart from two wall cabinets, most of the storage is in the cabinets under the worktops which are of solid oak with a raised edge at the back.

 

The sink is located in front of one of the kitchen’s two windows which overlook a nature reserve. A relaxing place to do the dishes!

“…NO SYNTHETIC PAINTS ARE ALLOWED…”

– The most difficult part of the buying process was knowing which colour to choose, says Mattias. It felt a little uncertain via the computer screen but this was easily solved by having a colour sample sent home.

 

The fact that the cabinets are painted with linseed-oil paint was important and environmentally friendly paints have been used throughout the house: Right from the start, the housing association decided that no synthetic paints should be used, to enable the building to breathe naturally.

Designed the kitchen online

Johanna and Mattias started designing their own kitchen in the DESIGN PROGRAM and then received suggestions for improvements, both from Adam on Scandinavian Shaker kitchen and some neighbours who are architects.

“WE WERE EVEN ABLE TO ORDER CUSTOM BUILT WALL CUPBOARDS”

– It was valuable to get suggestions and advice from others about how to plan the kitchen, Mattias says. We had a good dialogue with Skandinaviska Shakerkök throughout the ordering process which felt really good. We were also able to order made-to-measure wall cabinets to fit our ceiling height.

 

– We love the feeling of having a solid wood kitchen where you also see the natural wood when you open the cabinet doors, Johanna fills in. The kitchen feels solid and genuine and it fits in perfectly with the rest of the house. It’s the place where we really enjoy spending time!

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See more photos of the kitchen HERE.