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Bamboo is one of my favorite "green" materials to use in interior design projects. It is a rapidly renewable resource and most bamboo products are FSC-certified. Not only do many types of bamboo regenerate without needing replanting, but it also grows easily on its own without pesticides or other chemicals. Its ease and speed of growth make bamboo one of the most eco-friendly materials on the planet. 

Not only is it environmentally friendly, it also performs. The species of bamboo used for building materials is very hard and durable, making it a great option for hardwood flooring, cabinetry, butcher-block countertops, and more, and it looks beautiful in all of these applications!

Here are some of my favorite bamboo products:

Bamboo custom cabinetry by Bentwood Luxury Kitchens

Bamboo cabinet detail

Bamboo cabinet detail

Natural skin pressed bamboo flooring by Eco-Timber

Caramel densified bamboo flooring by Eco-Timber

Bamboo is an obvious option for achieving that "zen" feel in a space, but it actually works great in all styles of homes. Bamboo hardwood flooring is perfect for traditional and contemporary applications. Bamboo butcher block wood tops look good in every kitchen. Bamboo cabinets can be stained any color to work in all contemporary and many transitional applications.

Crushed wheat stained bamboo flooring by Eco-Fusion

Carbonized bamboo butcher block countertop by Grothouse Lumber

Published: May 02, 2016
By: Stephanie
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Open up any architecture and design magazine and you’ll probably see articles or photos that feature sustainable or “green” design. More than just a trend or concept with few product choices, sustainable design does not yield a limitation on the possibilities of your interior design or remodel.

Regardless of your style preferences, there’s a growing range of innovative and attractive sustainable and recycled product choices to incorporate into your home.

Wood cabinets from certified sustainable sources such as bamboo, hardwood floors created with reclaimed wood, durable countertops containing recycled glass, renewable fiber or recycled paper are just a few popular green options that Douglah Designs uses for our kitchen and bath remodel projects.

This kitchen remodel by Douglah Designs features Vetrazzo recycled glass countertops and FSC-certified wood cabinets that are free of formaldehydes and harmful VOCs.

"Floors made from the heart of the tree last virtually forever, so we can recover wood flooring from old structures and use it to create new floors with a history and a rich, warm character unlike any other. It’s another way of using all of our resources to their fullest in order to preserve our forests." --Carlisle Wide Plank Floors

Eco-friendly trough style bathroom sink by Native Trails made with cement and natural jute fiber.

Published: March 22, 2016
By: Stephanie
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