carbon kitchen with plants
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2. Slate + silverA sea of brooding grey, speckled with shimmery silver accents, can be just the way to give your kitchen a sleek, debonair edge. Remember, though, to balance your look with light-toned finishes on your countertops, backsplashes and floor, to allow light to bounce around. This ash-grey Mumbai kitchen by SEA Group Germany is a celebration of muted tones, highlighted by soft silver. The bold blocks of grey are complemented by delicate silver track lighting and silver-stemmed globe planters.
3. Inside this industrial kitchen awash in grey, greenery on the counters and shelves adds a touch of warmth and creates a soft, welcoming environment. Who’s up for an garden-flavoured cookroom?
Pro: Easy to maintainModular kitchens are termite-proof and the parts are easy to change or replace in case of any damage. Kitchens fabricated out of BWR (boiling water resistant) plywood can last a lifetime but kitchens made of MDF (medium density fibre) or particle board as the base material will require gentle handling while opening or closing the drawers/shutters. Good product manufacturers ensure that the cabinets in moisture-ridden areas, like the sink-cabinet, have an outer finish similar to the rest of the kitchen and the inner layer is lined with a sheet of 1-mm-thick aluminium to create a waterproof membrane.For added water protection, opt for modular kitchens that are supported on sturdy legs at least 6 inches above the floor. There are brands like Godrej Interio, Sleek and Hafele that offer good warranty periodsTip: For the Indian style of working and cooking, it is advisable to go for granite countertops and cabinets made of BWR plywood with outer membranes of PVC (polyvinyl chloride) boards, WPC (wood-plastic composite) panels or steel. Make it a point to install good-quality hardware that is rust-proof and avoid placing damp vessels within the cabinets, to prevent fungal growth.
5. Cut costs with efficient lightingReplace old lights with efficient LEDs or CFLs. Make sure there are enough task lights for performing daily activities comfortably. Perk up the design by introducing LED mood lighting under cabinets and toe kicks. Notice the unique scheme of lighting in this picture – use adequate day light, panel lights for tasks and pendant lights for accent.