Natural Kitchens with Reclaimed Wood: More Than a Trend
Posted on January 17, 2012 by jlamberski
As the demand for high-end sustainable design continues to rise, reclaimed wood has become a popular natural material for kitchens. Designers are not only turning to reclaimed wood to create custom cabinetry, but to make beautiful butcher-block countertops, too, thanks to today’s advanced performance sealers. Kohler commented on this trend towards natural materials in kitchen designing in a recent trend report:
Rich wood, textured stone, and the soft hues of nature help blur the line between outdoors and inside, transforming kitchens into inviting spaces for nurturing the family and reconnecting with friends.
What is particularly interesting about this report is Kohler’s observance that reclaimed wood and other natural materials have gained precedence not as a trend but as a result of several societal factors. As consumers are getting older, they are also becoming more ecologically aware; conservation and a chemical-free home are becoming common priorities for homeowners. The market has responded to these growing concerns, and the result has been an influx of available natural material products in all price ranges for the kitchen.
Our experienced and knowledgeable certified kitchen designers here at Kd. in Englewood and Denver, Colorado can help you create a stunning sustainable kitchen design that is customized to your personal style and needs. Contact us at 888.460.4496 to start discussing your kitchen project remodel today.