Cornwall LivingIssue #131

Stylish Sustainability

Achieving a luxury room in the heart of the home by combining sustainable principles and innovative design.

When it comes to discernible luxury, your kitchen says more about you and your home than perhaps any other room in your house. How we use our kitchens is personal to each and every one of us, and regardless of whether they function as a home office, classroom, dining area or relaxation space, you shouldn’t need to sacrifice sustainability. No-one knows that more than Kitchen Kit, stockist of German kitchen brands Nobilia and Ballerina.

Sustainability is of huge national and global importance at the moment and that is certainly the case when it comes to kitchen purchases, as Nigel explains: “We are able to reassure our customers that quality, environment and energy efficiency have been part of the Nobilia philosophy from the very beginning, with each kitchen in the range meeting stringent international quality, environment and energy guidelines. In 2009, Nobilia was the first kitchen manufacturer to be certified in accordance with PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes) with their timber products coming from sustainably managed semi-natural forests and carefully controlled sources. It’s a similar story with Ballerina. They have adopted an ecological product design meaning their kitchens benefit from a long lifespan, with carcasses made from sustainable material timber derived from sustainably managed forests.”

Taking the sustainability story one stage further, Kitchen Kit has partnered with Verto homes, the UK’s first housebuilder to specialise in the design, build and sale of smart homes which produce zero-carbon emissions. Creating beautifully designed homes across the south west, Verto’s belief is that in a home it’s often the little things you really come to appreciate. This is why the team selects natural materials that blend in with the surroundings, interior colours that create a sense of tranquillity, and quality appliances that work beautifully, day after day. With this ethos aligning with Kitchen Kit’s own, all kitchens in Verto homes are designed and expertly fitted by Olivia, Nigel and their team. Each house type has its own kitchen design, chosen for its premium quality and engineering and fitted with energy-efficient appliances. “We have our own highly experienced in-house installation team,” says Nigel, “and I think that, along with the fact that Nobilia kitchens were exactly what Verto were looking for in terms of form and function, these were deciding factors in us securing the contract.”

Kitchen Kit
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