When it comes to kitchen design, green is the new black

“Consumers around the UK are spending more time, money, and attention on taking their kitchens back to nature”

As more and more consumers in the UK become interested in sustainable living, timber kitchen design is becoming increasingly popular. Hardwood floors and cabinets made from sustainable timber are a beautiful way to create an eco-friendly kitchen that will stand the test of time.

Not only is timber a renewable resource, but it also has unique qualities that make it ideal for use in the kitchen. Timber is strong and durable, yet also warm and inviting – creating a welcoming space that is perfect for entertaining or family meals.

As regular readers of our blog will already know, using timber has a wide range of benefits. In addition to its aesthetic appeal, for example, it is also an excellent insulator, helping to keep your kitchen cool in summer and warm in winter. This can also help to reduce your energy bills and your carbon footprint.

In addition to the environmental benefits of timber, there is a significant amount of scientific evidence that using timber and other natural materials in the home has a number of health and wellbeing benefits. These include improved mood, lower blood pressure, and reduced stress.

Undoubtedly, these environmental and health benefits are helping to drive the trend towards more natural kitchen design that many media voices are attesting to: Woman & Home describes this as homeowners “giving a nod to Mother Earth” and Living etc. notes that “nothing could exemplify nature’s growing role in the kitchen more than the return of wood grain.”

After two years of being forced to spend much more time at home, many people are finding new ways to revitalise their living spaces. In the kitchen, that probably means sustainability is here to stay.

If you are looking for stylish and sustainable ways to help your customers update their kitchens, give us a call on 0845 50 50 311. At Quercus, we’re always happy to help our customers choose the right timber for the job.