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Bamboo Pervades Contemporary, Modern & Sustainable Kitchen Designs

Posted on February 25, 2012 by jlamberski

From flooring and cabinetry to butcher blocks and kitchen utensils, bamboo is making its way as a prominent material in modern and sustainable kitchen design. The reasons why this particular timber – well, technically grass – has become so popular with homeowners and designers go beyond aesthetics. Here are a few of the noteworthy benefits that bamboo brings to the kitchen.

  • Based on a strength-per-weight basis, some timber bamboos rank better tensile strengths that steel or iron.
  • Extremely hygienic, bamboo is antimicrobial, anti-fungal and antibacterial.
  • Bamboo is more cost-effective than many hardwoods.

Of course, the attractive honey hues and strikingly subtle grains of bamboo make it incredibly appealing. In addition to its natural beauty, durability and sterility, bamboo reigns as the most sustainable building material in the industry. Only taking 5 to 7 year to become harvest-ready, bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world and an invaluable renewable resource. Hence, it is no surprise that bamboo has become a top choice for sustainable kitchen designs.

Kitchen Distributors in Denver and Littleton, Colorado has certified kitchen designers who are well-versed and experienced in luxury sustainable kitchen design. Colorado homeowners looking to remodel their kitchen to become more functional, beautiful, energy-efficient and environmentally responsible, should contact a Kd. showroom by calling at 888.460.4496.

Virginia Highlands House contemporary kitchen

fifties split modern kitchen

Sources: Sustainable Suburbia and Bamboo Village Hawaii

Photo Credits:
1) By Joel Kelly Design via Houzz
2) By Gardner Mohr Architects LLC via Houzz

 

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