Working with space, rejecting top cabinets and comfortable minimalism, as many of you won’t be surprised by anyone with a combined kitchen-living room. Kitchen design with the concept of a single space, within which one can cook, communicate with family or friends, work and relax, is firmly entrenched both in the minds of people and in the layouts of new apartments. Where bedrooms are made small and isolated, and up to 50% of the area is allocated for a spacious kitchen-living room, where all life is in full swing. However, with today’s youth moving out for the first time, they are looking into greener living.
A new trend that we’re seeing is a move toward more sustainable materials. Homeowners are becoming more conscious of their impact on the environment and are looking for ways to use recycled and eco-friendly materials in their homes. If you’re planning a kitchen remodel, consider using sustainable materials like bamboo or cork for your countertops and cabinets. You can also look for recycled glass or metal tiles to add a unique touch to your backsplash.
Selecting the right countertop for your kitchen can be a complicated decision already. The material should look good, provide a durable surface, and, if sustainability is important to you, have minimal impact on the environment. Many popular countertop materials are manufactured using non-renewable resources and sealed with potentially harmful chemicals. For a greener choice, look for eco-friendly countertops made from recycled or sustainable materials that are safer for you and the environment. In addition to ensuring your kitchen remodel has a greener footprint, many of these ecological options stand up to everyday use just as well as traditional countertop materials like granite or laminate. When selecting an eco-friendly countertop, consider where and how it’s made, as well as its appearance, performance, maintenance needs, and cost. Here is a breakdown of some of the best green countertop materials to help you decide which is best for you.
Earth-Stone offers a multitude of options from Natural Stones to sustainable countertops. For a free consultation get in touch with Earth-Stone and view our website at www.earth-stone.co.za.