Eco-friendly kitchen tips

7 Eco-Friendly Custom Kitchens Tips

With over 17 years of experience, Unica Concept can help you design your dream eco-friendly kitchen. This article will explain 7 tips you can use to design your custom kitchen to bring the best eco-friendly option.

Consider Refacing (Saving Materials)

New cabinets can take a good amount of your budget, and also require all new materials, so why not reuse the current cabinets?

Not only it is eco-friendly but also is budget-friendly. If you’re looking for an updated look, you can refinish your current cabinets. If you are not sure if it can be a DIY project, Unica Concept is here to guide you and talk with the best professionals in the industry. 

When you refinish your cabinets make sure to use sustainable paints and varnishes. Toxic chemicals are found in typical paints that are called VOCs (volatile organic compounds).

These can cause both, harm to the environment and health problems. So be sure to choose no or low VOC paints. 

Choose a Timeless Layout

An easy way to be sustainable is to choose a timeless layout. This will prevent you from re-do or replacing your custom kitchen soon after you redo it. Prioritize functionality, ease of use, and what makes the most of the space. 

Designing or replacing a kitchen is no easy task. You have to see the big picture and plan that it will be a renovation that will stand the test of time. You will want your kitchen to look beautiful twenty years from now.

Install Eco-Friendly Cabinets

There is created a program called Environment Stewardship Program (ESP) that helps us, manufacturers, designers, consumers, architects and builders identify environmentally friendly products. No matter what company you are using for your custom kitchen, just make sure you look for products that meet eco-friendly standards. 

Energy Efficient Appliances

If you’re considering an eco-friendly custom kitchen, you are probably considering energy-efficient appliances. Eco-friendly custom kitchens always include green appliances. In this way, you reduce energy consumption. Be sure to choose the proper size that fits your needs as overfilling or underfilling can affect negatively energy efficiency.

Consider Quartz Countertops 

There are a number of eco-friendly options available when it comes to choosing countertops. However, quarts can be the best option. It is the second most plentiful mineral on Earth. Not only it is natural and plentiful, but also it lasts a lifetime. 

Reclaimed or Recycled Materials

Reclaimed materials are not only eco-friendly, but they provide a unique and vintage style. It will give a new stylish look to your kitchen. Think reclaimed tile for a backsplash, reclaimed barn wood or beams. It is eco-friendly and budget-friendly. Also, it makes an amazing design element. 

Use Smart Faucets

If you’re looking for every aspect possible for an eco-friendly kitchen, don’t forget to add a smart faucet. They include a low feature for conserving water. 

Find a Partner for Your Kitchen Cabinet Maker and Design

If you are feeling confused and you haven’t gotten a partner for your kitchen design Unica Concept is here. The shade matters when choosing gray for your kitchen cabinet colour. If you’re the traditional type, darken it up with a smoky gray. Go light for a contemporary, chic style or a distressed barn wood to unleash the shabby-chic in you. Unlike some other cabinet colours, grays will offer the perfect balance of warmth and neutrality, working well for any size kitchen and style.

Feel free to call us at 416-746-2226 or to send us an email at [email protected] We will help you to create a space very comfortable and attractive.