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Healthy choice

Chic, contemporary looks and eco-friendly principles are combined in kitchens from Blue Plum Design

View of this kitchen featuring stained timber flooring, cabinetry, countertop, cuisine classique, interior design, kitchen, room, black, brown
View of this kitchen featuring stained timber flooring, ceaserstone countertops, charcoal cabinetry, stainless steel kitchen appliances, stainless steel doors & glass panels

Kitchens of any style or design can be healthy and good for the environment if they are built using eco-friendly materials and methods.

Scott Martin of Blue Plum Design says that, from an architectural viewpoint, green cabinetry is not a design style.

"Rather, a green kitchen is the result of the material selection. You can have a high-styled kitchen that is also healthy for you and the environment. The two concepts are not mutually exclusive," he says.


View of this kitchen featuring stained timber flooring, cabinetry, countertop, interior design, kitchen, real estate, room, window, black
View of this kitchen featuring stained timber flooring, ceaserstone countertops, charcoal cabinetry, stainless steel kitchen appliances, stainless steel doors & glass panels

Any design is possible, and the kitchen featured here is a good example of modern green cabinetry, says Martin.

The cabinets were made from materials that do not give off toxic levels of formaldehyde or volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Instead, Blue Plum Design uses case material that is SCS- and EPP-certified to be 100% pre-consumer recycled wood fiber particleboard and has no urea formaldehyde added during the manufacturing process, and uses only water-based stains and finishes.

View of this kitchen featuring stained timber flooring, cabinetry, countertop, cuisine classique, interior design, kitchen, room, black
View of this kitchen featuring stained timber flooring, ceaserstone countertops, charcoal cabinetry, stainless steel kitchen appliances, stainless steel doors & glass panels, checkered tile splashback

Kitchens from Blue Plum Design combine products with low emission standards, certified recycled content and sustainable raw materials.

"In addition to being healthy, these green kitchens can also be affordable," says Martin.

For details, contact Blue Plum Design, 41 Arkansas St, San Francisco, CA 94107, phone (415) 341 8727, fax (415) 341 8738. Email: scott@blueplumdesign.com. Website: www.blueplumdesign.com.

Story by: Trendsideas

06 Apr, 2007