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Eco-Friendly Bamboo Green Kitchen Design on Long Island


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Designer: Ken Kelly, CKD, CBD, CR – Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly, Inc.

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My clients chose bamboo because they were looking for sustainable materials to use in their green kitchen renovation. Bamboo is one of the hottest materials in home building and renovation today. It is fast growing, can be harvested every four years, and doesn’t need to be replanted after harvesting. For this reason, it is one of the most eco-friendly wood choices. Since bamboo is a 100% renewable resource, it was a very attractive choice for my clients who were concerned about the impact of their renovation on the environment.

KitchenDesignsLongIslandBamboo3I have a strong interest in green building design and use a variety of resources and materials available for the kitchen and bath industry. I worked closely with this Long Island homeowner to personalize the kitchen design and create a sleek, efficient kitchen using green materials such as Quartz countertops and Bentwood’s bamboo veneered cabinetry. We chose to set the wood on the vertical grain. I had to relocate the staircase to the basement to allow for a larger floor plan for the kitchen and the matching mudroom/cubby room.

KitchenDesigns Long Island Bamboo4Two single Wolf wall ovens under the counter create an open linear feel to the room without breaking the line with tall double oven cabinetry. We decided to use two Sub-Zero 700 refrigerator-freezers and designed them with a hutch-style furniture feel. The narrower depth pantries on each side enhance the hutch providing balance and abundant storage.

The island is set at an angle to open up the work area and provide for a smooth transition from the cooking area to the refrigerator and pantries. This decision allowed the appropriate space required for the client’s Carrera marble table.KitchenDesigns Long Island Bamboo Refrigerator Hutch 2

The style of the kitchen and mudroom complements the home’s “Zen-like” feel, and the sustainable products used for this renovation make it a very special project. See videos on our Kitchen Designs’ website at

Ken Kelly, CKD, CBD, CR Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly, Inc.

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