Designing a sustainable kitchen should be an integral part of your plans if you are remodelling, and thanks to the latest innovations and materials, it shouldn’t be the uphill struggle you might think.
Whether you love the sophistication of sleek, modern designs or gravitate towards the timeless style of farmhouse designs, a few simple changes and conscious decisions will help you to make sure that your kitchen ideas don’t cost the earth.
Sustainable kitchen ideas
When it comes to designing a sustainable kitchen there are two approaches. Some of us like our kitchens to look sustainable, heavily drawing on reclaimed and natural materials that not only have the environmental credentials but also exude an air of being at one with nature.
Others prefer the engine room of their home to draw on modern kitchen ideas, having a sleeker, more contemporary appearance while resting safe in the knowledge that their on trend design is not harming the planet.
But installing a sustainable kitchen is one of the easiest and biggest eco home improvements you can make. Here’s how.
1. Incorporate antiques and vintage furniture
One of the key tenets of sustainable living is to reduce waste: whether that’s wasted energy or wasted resources. If you design your kitchen with the aim of reducing waste, it is a surefire way to ensure that it is more sustainable. However, this doesn’t mean that you have to put up with old pieces that you hate, or that you can’t have the kitchen of your dreams.
Instead, consider selling unloved furniture to give it a new home elsewhere or learning how to paint wood furniture to help you breathe new life into old pieces. You can also look for antique furniture that’s brimming with charm, or see whether parts of