SCARBOROUGH | CAPE TOWN | 2017
With so many material options out there, there is no reason why you should ever compromise on the environmental sustainability of a space in your home. Each material has it’s own set of benefits and drawbacks, but expert advice on the sustainability and durability of each option will enable you to make well-informed ethical choices.
Reclaimed wood ceilings are a feature throughout this home set in the village of Scarborough. The kitchen design was based on the concepts of sustainability and durability.
Concrete countertops were cast on site, and custom designed to fit an existing gas cooking range. The cabinets feature steel framed fronts that were custom designed with minimalistic handles laser cut into the frames. A simple one-wall layout combined with a central island allows freedom of movement and ease of flow with the adjoining open-plan areas of the home.
The rest of this home is filled with quirky works of art and the scullery is no exception with it’s unique splashback featuring a paisley world map printed onto tempered glass. The homeowners’ love of nature, art, travel and the simple life is easily detected in this simple contemporary kitchen.
Concrete countertops are certainly not the norm in kitchen design. They do come with their own set of challenges during installation, and as a result they are not often recommended; however if done correctly they are far more sustainable than many other countertop options.
When deciding on a countertop, the durability of the material should be your first consideration. Spending a bit more on a durable top will pay off in the long run.
Natural wood finishes are fantastic for creating spaces that compliment their natural surroundings.
Options range from solid wood and veneers, to compressed ply boards – most of these will require more maintenance than engineered boards that have artificial wood-look surfaces. So, when considering a wood finish, the amount of post-installation care that will be required also needs to be taken into account.
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