Game-Changing Outdoor Kitchen Design on Daniel Island

When Daniel Island homeowner Tony Scruggs was planning his outdoor space, entertaining was a top priority…

I wanted the space to be a game changer… a party atmosphere that is vibrant, fun and makes you smile.
— Tony Scruggs, Homeowner

Tony’s backyard features an outdoor kitchen and an elevated pool with a negative edge overlooking Beresford Creek. With amenities like that, it’s no wonder that Tony enjoys spending as much time as possible outside, but he also found himself spending more and more time maintaining his outdoor space. His existing kitchen counters and cabinets were not built to withstand the elements, so Tony enlisted the help of Shoshanna Szuch, an organizational designer and owner of KitchensNClosets, to make some updates.  

Tony was able to help me understand the style and function that he envisioned for his space… Having known Elizabeth and Chris Fisher since the inception of Fisher Recycling and later GlassEco, I was sure that GlassEco would be the perfect solution. Tony did his due diligence researching recycled glass surfaces and agreed that working with GlassEco would provide the look he envisioned.
— Shoshanna Szuch, Organizational Designer

Countertops manufactured by GlassEco and installed by Universal Marble and Granite. Cabinetry sourced by KitchensNClosets.

I wanted new countertops that would be beautiful and low maintenance. I was considering granite, and Shoshanna recommended recycled glass… I had seen recycled glass surfaces before at a resort in Palm Springs and knew instantly that it was exactly what I wanted for myself.

Tony had stayed at the Laquinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs, California years before and had taken a liking to one of their poolside bars which was made with recycled Sky Vodka bottles. He was able to recreate a similar look with GlassEco by using a mixture of Skyy Vodka bottles, Saratoga bottles and oyster shells. All of the glass used in Tony’s countertops is recycled and locally sourced from Charleston area restaurants.

The design process may have been more involved than picking out granite, but Tony says he wouldn't have it any other way...

GlassEco countertops take longer than granite because they are custom made, but the finished product was worth the wait. I enjoyed picking out my own colors… It was fun to see everything come together, and everyone loves the fact that [my counters] are recycled.

Learn More about GlassEco Surfaces

GlassEco manufactures recycled glass countertops that can be customized to suit virtually any design aesthetic, and our surfaces can be used in a variety of interior and exterior applications (bars, table tops, pool surrounds, shower walls and more).  A visit to our North Charleston shop is the best way to fully explore design options. Once the design/manufacturing process is complete, the finished product can be delivered anywhere in the contiguous United States. Visit our gallery page to see more recycled glass surfaces, or contact us to schedule a complementary design consultation.