If a kitchen renovation is on your 2022 agenda and you know you want to achieve that green, outdoor living feel in your new space now is the time to start thinking through your kitchen design options. Here are 4 smart ways to bring nature into your kitchen, courtesy of friendly Weston kitchen contractors.
#1: Big Beautiful Windows
If you love the outdoors, you want to see the outdoors, and that means windows. The number one descriptor people use when they’re talking about their dream kitchen is bright. If the windows you currently have in your kitchen are too small, badly placed, or fail to capture the view you most want to see, talk to your Weston kitchen contractors about having new windows installed as part of your remodel.
#2: Cabinetry & Countertop – Surfaces and Colors
Nature is for everyone. That means there’s no one defining style in cabinetry and countertops that bests supports the idea of bringing nature in. Instead, top kitchen designers recommend clean lines and a limited color palette to really let the greenery take the starring role. For 2022 and beyond, look for terra cotta and other earthen hues to put a Mediterranean twist on the outdoor living concept.
#3: The Adjoining Deck
One way to make outdoor living a big part of your culinary experience is to do some of your eating outdoors. Having a deck built adjoining the kitchen to serve as an outdoor dining room started becoming popular early in the pandemic, and now it’s a full blown local trend. Dining decks tend to be just spacious enough for a dining table and chairs – formal or casual as makes sense for your family – with an area for a grill and space to make drinks.
#4: Indoor Garden
The Indoor Garden is an idea that’s infinitely scalable and likely to appeal to any homeowner who’s drawn to the green living trend. Basically a small area within the kitchen is designated to growing some food, most often herbs and salad greens. This can be as simple as a few flowerpots in a sunny windowsill, or can be more complex, such as built in planters or green walls.