Natural and organic elements incorporated into a kitchen design make people feel more welcome in the space. Earth-friendly products are available in a wider range of styles than ever before, so you can choose any shade you desire. Creating an eco-friendly kitchen means using natural materials, recycling, and repurposing items. This holistic design can make any kitchen shine in a new light since natural and organic materials provide a healthy family lifestyle along with saving energy.
Many eco-conscious architects favor minimalist design, which is great since it leaves you a plenty of space to get creative with details. All in all, if you decide you want to go with a more minimalistic option, choose colors for your walls carefully. Colors like natural browns and dark or medium greens are going to look great with this kitchen theme idea. While constructing your cabinets, consider having bamboo or recycled wood. Also, use eco-friendly paints and coatings to make them look interesting and exotic. There’s something special in old pieces of furniture, so try to buy one in an antique store since it can really become a central piece of your kitchen. A combination of old and new is a great choice for an earthy and eco kitchen theme.
There are many eco-friendly materials that can be used for your kitchen counters. The best materials are bamboo and recycled glass. Recycled glass tiles are incredibly beautiful and it’s easy to match them with almost any color. You can use them in many ways, you’re only limited by your imagination. You can also consider having your countertops custom-cut from beautiful reclaimed wood for a beautiful natural feel.
There are a couple of flooring ideas that you may not have thought about before. Bamboo flooring has a wonderful finish that will add elegance to your kitchen. Another good thing about it is that it’s extremely durable and easy to clean. Cork floors are produced by peeling away the bark without destroying the tree and they are available in a wide range of colors and patterns. Also, this flooring material is hypoallergenic and mold resistant. Reclaimed wood is definitely an eco-friendly solution since using it reduces the need to cut down more wood.
Hardware & Fixtures
Fluorescent lighting in your kitchen simply saves the energy, so it’s definitely a great option for a eco-friendly kitchen. However, kitchens in earthy tones require proper lighting, so think smart about the placement of the light fixtures. Bring in natural sunlight as a design element since it can make any room more alive and the colors to really stand out. Add a touch of fun to your cabinetry and choose organic circle knobs.
A bamboo butcher block cutting board is a great choice for your countertop accent piece. You can also consider adding some plants to bring a natural appeal to your kitchen. Keeping low maintenance plants such as cactus or succulents can instantly cheer up any room and naturally bring an outside feel inside.
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