Besides its eco-friendly properties, plywood or wood from sustainable forests are a great alternative to re-design your kitchen on a budget. Personally, I’m a huge fan of this material which we used at home in Steve’s tree house.
I love the warmth and the Scandinavian vibes, wood adds to the room and if you’re not convinced, let me show you 12 examples of modern kitchens re-designed with plywood.
Plywood kitchen project #1
Starting with this beautiful, airy kitchen designed by Toby Scott in Australia, plywood is kept to a minimum and adds warm accents to this open-plan room.Plywood kitchen project #2
Designed by the Tribe Studio, an Australian architectural studio with an impressive amount of amazing interior design projects under their belt, this kitchen with plywood units provides plenty of storage. Be prepared to spend quite some time drooling on the Tribe studio website.Plywood kitchen project #3:
Renovated by Made Architects, a Belgian architectural studio, this kitchen in a 1950’s house is small and compact but I love how they maximise the space up to the ceiling while increasing the feeling of height.Plywood kitchen project #4:
Modal Architecture in Paris re-designed this 17th Century barn in Brittany and created a wall of golden plywood cupboards behind the thick stone walls. You can see the whole studio here on Dezeen.Plywood kitchen project #5:
Having fitted lots of large windows in our home in London during the renovations, I’m loving the look of this house in Hackney, Architect Laura Dewe Mathew designed for herself. The walls are made of timber panels and the floor is made of resin like our lounge. See the whole house here.Plywood kitchen project #6:
This kitchen is actually a rendering designed by Russian architecture firm int2architecture, amazing isn’t it!? I love how plywood softens the brick wall while creating a gentle contrast. See the whole house on Design to Inspire.Plywood kitchen project #7:
The kitchen units below are fitted with Dinesen wood which is far from being as affordable as plywood but I wanted to include it as I think it’s a beautiful example and ultimately the same look could be achieved with plywood to a certain extent. The walls, though, are covered with planks of MDF.
The lights are the Gubi Semi pendant lights, designed in 1968 and available from Heals and you can see more photos on Remodelista.Plywood kitchen project #8:
This kitchen designed by Rob Kennon Architects, is one of my favourites for its use of wood and concrete. It is filled with natural light thanks to the skylight and opening onto the outside and I love how the inside of the house matches the outside creating a beautiful sense of continuity.Plywood kitchen project #9:
The kitchen of this townhouse in Belgium, re-designed by Tim Rogge, provides a striking visual point with plywood panels painted white while others have been left natural and plenty of storage space from floor to ceiling (see my tips to achieve a clutter-free home).Plywood kitchen project #10:
Any room with the Vitra Eames DSW chair gets my vote but I really love this kitchen and the whole flat actually.
The owner bought the space from developers who had gutted it and were about to start building walls but she stopped their construction plans and called in Katrien Van Doren and Jerzy Bakker of Antwerp’s Komaan. She asked them to arrange the interior in the most efficient way while keeping a spacious feeling and being creative with a limited budget and they’ve done a great job!Plywood kitchen project #11:
If you’re not into the natural look, you still have the option to paint your plywood panels like these kitchen units made of marine ply.Plywood kitchen project #12:
Last but not least, I’m a huge fan of the high-end designer look Nina from Stylizimo achieved with her kitchen when she painted a plywood panel black. This was quite a long post to put together but I do hope you’ll find it interesting and I would love to hear which plywood kitchen(s) you prefer and whether you would consider using plywood in your kitchen or another room?
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I love the idea of using plywood in kitchens. When I eventually buy my own house it will definitely be getting considered, especially as it’s such a cheap durable material. I also love the warmth the wood produces and how easy it is to customise. Now just to find a house I can afford.. :)
Yes it’s a great material. We used it in Steve’s office and it really adds warmth to the room
You’ve chosen a beautiful selection of kitchens. I’m a big fan of plywood too. I love its simplicity while adding warmth to an interior.
Thank you Sarah, I’m glad you like them. Wishing you a lovely day
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Nice! I love the look of project #7. Keep these article coming, they are great and I love them!
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The painted grey mairine ply against the layered end profile of the ply cabinets is the perfect level of detail.
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NIce blog on plywood for interior finishes. Great piece of information to readers how dont know much about plywood and looking to buy plywood for their home or offices. this blog perfectly explain everything about plywood.
Nice ideas as usual. Thanks for your input. I always find something which catches my eye and attention. I love the look of most of the projects and if I had to choose one now, it would be really difficult.
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I used plywood on some of my kitchen cabinet doors. I love how it turned out
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