Stylish, sustainable, affordable - as a material, plywood has a lot to offer your kitchen design. 

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Whether renovating or building, a kitchen can represent a serious slice of your budget. Yet, while manmade plywood definitely has something to offer in terms of being kind to your wallet, that's not the only reason it's a material trend that's continuing to grow. 

As well as having something to offer in terms of its environmental impact and eco-friendly properties, it's also being employed by architects, designers and homeowners in inspiring ways that showcase its beauty as a material.

Don't believe us? Here are 5 real kitchen spaces in different styles that have been created to showcase plywood as a material. 

Scandi

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With a light wood grain and subtle colour, plywood is a perfect wood choice for minimalists. In this kitchen scheme created by Sustainable Kitchens, plywood expresses itself as an honest, unpretentious material that captures the mix of style-meets-function that underlines Scandinavian design. 

Industrial 

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Featured as part of Grand Designs: The Street, Chris and Roxanne's property at Graven Hill was hailed as Britain's first U-build house. Ply wasn't just used for kitchen cabinetry, but for much of the build, and the exposed pipes and electrics work to give it a cool, urban and industrial feel. Want to see more? Read about their build

Natural 

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While plywood may be a manmade material, it's great for still capturing a gentle wood grain that brings a natural element to your space. In this kitchen, designed by The Main Company, an exposed ply island has been mixed with a veneer in a rich green, as well suspended shelfing that creates a houseplant feature to really drum home this space's connection to nature. 

Quirky

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Playful geometric tiles, vibrant kitchen accessories and a bespoke plywood pegboard all add to the sense of fun and whimsy in this Sustainable Kitchens design. Here, plywood takes on a naive, lo-fi quality that really adds character and charm to the space. 

Contemporary 

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This kitchen just goes to prove that even though this material might be thought of as raw and unrefined, it can be used to striking effect in a modern, luxurious scheme. Playing against poured concrete surfaces and sleek black cabinetry, plywood appears unfussy and unpretentious in this kitchen by Finch London

 

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