The goal was to deliver a design that suited the family’s modern tastes, but it also had to be sustainable and eco-friendly.
The plan for the new kitchen opened it up and connected it to the living room, which in turn was open to the front entry and hallway.
To maintain a clean look, the same flooring would be used throughout most of the main floor. The homeowners had already researched some “green” flooring choices on their own, like bamboo and cork. They turned to us to help with the final decision. We all agreed that cork was the best choice. It is durable and forgivable – perfect for a large dog and growing child. The tongue-and-groove floating flooring featured waterproof joints, so it was even safe to install in the kitchen. The family felt good about their decision to use a fast-renewing resource like cork (as opposed to wood) to finish such a large surface in their home.
We were conscious of the desire to be green in all fixture and finish choices. The family’s love for modern style was never sacrificed in favor of responsible material choices. The result is a space that looks warm and sleek – and, it is friendly to the environment.