The Modern Eco Friendly Kitchen

8 December 2016 | Renovating

The kitchen is often referred to as the ‘hub of the home’. When friends and family visit, we’ll often find ourselves milling around the kitchen – preparing meals or simply enjoying some wine and cheese. So when designing a new home or remodelling, flooring decisions should have an equal, if not more considered part than some of your appliance selections, as it needs to withstand foot traffic, unwanted spills and dropped utensils!

A lot of home builders and renovators opt for tiles to be installed in the kitchen as they are durable and easy to clean, but if you prefer a more natural look that is less cold on your toes in winter, Andersens can offer alternatives. Bamboo is one great alternative to tiles in the kitchen and is one of our most popular hard flooring options due to its natural beauty, durability and ecological benefits.

Our Clever Click Bamboo Natural hard flooring option comes in 12mm thick boards that simply click together. Prefinished with hardwearing coatings, you don’t need to worry about food and liquid spills when cooking, and it can withstand high levels of foot traffic over time. With a wide range of unique grains and colours, bamboo will become the feature of your kitchen and break up the traditional white tiles. For more information on maintenance of your bamboo floor, visit our bamboo flooring page here.

To complement the look of our light bamboo flooring, we have chosen bright, cottage style furniture with subtle wooden finishes to create the ultimate modern eco friendly kitchen. Be careful to not overuse the wood look as it may overpower the effect of your flooring choice. Keep your furniture simple with a subtle nod towards the wood look with minimal finishes such as these:

  • White cupboards with wooden handles
  • Wood finishes on the table legs and seat tops
  • Wicker placemats
  • Bright coloured utensils to contrast – this adds a subtle pop
  • The indoor plant to finish off the look

A great way to quickly transform the overall look of your kitchen is to change the handles on your cabinets. Signature handles are a fun way to enhance the overall look of your kitchen and give an authentic personality.

There are many ways to style your kitchen with bamboo flooring – from dark to light grains and colours – the options are endless. See more of our kitchen flooring inspiration on our Kitchen Inspiration Pinterest board.

This blog post is a part of our Interior Styling series, helping you design from the floor up.

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