5 real kitchens showcasing sustainable plywood

Looking for inspiration for your kitchen materials? Plywood could be your perfect eco-friendly, budget-friendly pick.

By Hugh Metcalf | 24 October 2019

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.