Sophisticated, Eco-Friendly Kitchen

Designer Catherine Nakahara uses sustainable materials and clean lines to create an elegant contemporary kitchen.
By: Chelsey Bowen

Modern Kitchen Design

Carbonized bamboo cabinetry mixes well with cool gray quartz countertops for a clean, contemporary look. A skylight brings natural light into the kitchen.

Spot to Eat

The homeowners wanted a dining area in the kitchen, so extra countertop is added behind the sink and paired with two chrome barstools.

Streamlined Island

The same bamboo paneling and quartz countertops are used on the island to create a cohesive design. Outlets are installed in the sides of the island for convenience.

Elegant Backdrop

Cool blue subway tiles create a simple, contemporary backsplash for this streamlined kitchen.

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