1. Timeless Design
Choosing a timeless design style with a pared-back colour palette, neutral materials and surfaces will ensure your new kitchen remains ageless (and less likely to end up in a landfill!). At Nordzco we believe using robust and quality base materials is the key to a kitchen’s longevity. Open shelving is also a great way to allow objects to be displayed and changed over the years as styles change.
2. Smart lighting
Outfitting the kitchen with a picture window, skylight, and reflective surfaces is a smart way to lessen the need for electrical lighting during the day.
3. Using less to get more
Bigger is not always better when it comes to sustainability. Sustainable design is about using less to get more. Smaller spaces require fewer building materials and less energy to heat and keep cool. A well-planned layout with wise use of cabinets and countertops can make the most of a smaller kitchen.
4. Design a kitchen garden
A vegetable and herb garden close to the kitchen is the ultimate in urban living. The french call them potagers, a kitchen garden that provide vegetables and herbs all year around. They should be designed to be low maintenance and aesthetically beautiful, with lots of edible perennials. They help you and your family connect with nature and eat healthier. Another option if you don’t have an outdoor growing area is to create an indoor growing station.
5. Choose sustainable materials
At Nordzco we seek out the best materials and processes, focussing on quality, durability and sustainability. Our design team can help you choose the most appropriate materials for your design ideas that are sustainable and that provide non-toxic surfaces for your home.