A kitchen is the heart of a home. It’s where we eat our meals, create dishes, and savor time with family and friends. When it comes to designing kitchens, there is no shortage of choices for eco-friendly appliances and materials and decorating styles that reflect your lifestyle and personal preferences.
How to Design a Modern Eco-Style Kitchen
Here are a few steps to get you started:
Step 1: Use Eco-Friendly Cabinet Materials
These substitutes for wood cabinets are naturally rustic, sturdy, and beautiful. Engineered woods like MDF (medium-density fiberboard) are made with resins and other binders, while solid woods like oak or cherry are all-natural.
Other types of greener cabinet materials include bamboo, cork, recycled plastics (like Formica), and even concrete.
Step 2: Choose Eco-Friendly Countertops
The most common choices for kitchen counters are granite, marble, limestone, and soapstone. Countertop surfaces like glass tiles and recycled glass countertops are also becoming increasingly popular as kitchen accents. Glass is an attractive material that can be made into various colors and styles to suit your design scheme.
By letting materials appear in their most perfect state, you can accomplish this look.
Elements of Modern Eco-Style Kitchen Design
Modern kitchens can be created with a variety of elements and styles, including monochromatic (one color) decor, asymmetry (asymmetrical balance), open floor plans, rustic details, clean lines, and geometric shapes. Here are some things to consider:
- Modern kitchen design often keeps all appliances hidden within cabinetry to keep the kitchen environment clutter-free.
- If you desire a more visual interest in your modern kitchen, use hard edges instead of smooth lines to create a balance between masculine and feminine décor.
- If you prefer more of an open floor plan, leave some elements exposed (such as beams on the ceiling) to make your kitchen seem more expansive.
Get Started Today
There’s room for eco-friendly appliances and materials in every kitchen design. Explore new styles and make choices you haven’t considered before to create a unique and modern look that reflects your lifestyle and personality.
To learn more about modern eco-style kitchen renovation tips, tricks, and ideas on how to personalize your own space, contact us today. Our expert team can walk you through all of your options, including innovative ways to use your kitchen storage.