According to the recent commentary of Andrew Leech, director of the National Home Improvement Council, the fashionable modern British kitchen prioritises minimalism, efficiency and environmental thinking.
There are a few reasons for this. For example, many kitchen revamps are now undertaken with the aim of adding value to the property, due to our fluctuating and often difficult housing market. Clean, simple designs are timeless, stylish and easy to maintain – and are less likely to put off any potential homebuyers in the future.
Leech also indicates that the function of the kitchen as a social hub means that cutting-edge gadgetry has become more popular than ever – ‘American-style fridge/freezers’ and ‘built-in iced water facilities’ are just a few of the appliance staples he mentions. The trend for stainless steel is also fading, making way for coloured finishes – white appliances, for instance, or those in neutral, bright colours.
Speaking of colour, while green might not be everyone’s choice for an appliance, it’s certainly the spiritual colour of the kitchen! Leech comments that environmental thinking – and particularly energy efficiency – is on the upturn.
We couldn’t agree more; so when it comes to clean, green designs and modern machinery, look no further than Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets! At our Quedgeley showroom we have nine full kitchen sets, each designed to be characterful yet serene, with plenty of open space and just a few stylish, handpicked accessories. Our solid oak doors and cabinetry evoke the clear-cut lines and timeless spirit of the modern kitchen – quite simply these will never go out of style.
Appliances are plentiful and innovative; we can supply Neff, Falcon and Mercury products (among others) and are proud to be Gloucester’s authorised AGA showroom. For a true meeting of the eco-friendly with the technological, check out our Krushr display model: a cutting-edge waste management system which can be fitted in your kitchen with minimal fuss!
Finally, we’re proud to promote good environmental practice within every aspect of our service. Our timbers are sourced from legal, sustainable sources – we demand a well-documented and transparent chain of custody in line with the recently-passed EUTR – and we manufacture solely within Europe to reduce our carbon footprint. By using cutting-edge machinery and techniques we ensure that wood wastage is minimal from the word go. We also employ reusable packaging wherever we can and FSC certified paper or recycled cardboard is used for all promotional literature or printed communications (though in fact as we’re an e-tailer we’ve introduced paperless practices as much as possible). There is a self-enclosed extraction system in our warehouse to capture and recycle all emissions and our biomass boiler provides 100% of the heating in this area.
So if you feel like being bang on trend, why not swing by the Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets showroom today and explore a world of simple, elegant design and eco-friendly products!