5 Earth-Inspired Kitchens We Love

As a collective we’re looking at ways to slow climate change and convert our homes into oasis’ that reflect nature, even when we’re allowed to venture further than our mailbox. Homeowners and construction companies are looking to provide longer lasting furniture products and finishes in homes that consist of recycled and reused materials. By taking this approach, we’re seeing a rise in natural materials, natural colour palettes and natural finishes surfacing throughout our homes, from stone to repurposed woods and vintage furniture.

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We’ve compiled our favourite earth inspired kitchens below and will advise you on how to recreate them in your home.  

Bathe in Natural Tones

Holman Kitchens

Dive into this coastal oasis. Featuring light sea-foam cabinetry, a chunky concrete bench-top, wicker accents and warm timber tones this kitchen makes us feel at one with nature. Thriving with plants galore, this kitchen is at the centre of entertaining with a relaxed and rugged style. Choosing materials and colour palettes, that are sturdy and will withstand a lifetime of hard use can be essential to creating an eco-friendly space. Installing a durable kitchen now that will grow with your family, is a far better option than replacing your kitchen each decade. Find a design style and colour palette that you’ll love years from now. The repurposed materials of this kitchen craft an earth inspired style that brings natural warmth into the home. Natural lighting floods into the space and eliminates the need for wasting electricity all day long. It’s a double bonus if your electricity is generated from solar panel usage. 

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Handmade Textures

Build Theory

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A texturally inspired space with unique pieces that makes this kitchen feel personalised and quirky. This space is predominantly white with timber open shelving, doors, bench-tops and stools to ground the stark white. The white reflects natural light and fills the space with bright energy efficient light. Terracotta pendants add an art display and enrich the bricks that are layered along the bottom of the island. Grey countertops contrast the modern white cabinetry and add depth and shade to the space. 

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Anticipate Growth

Hermitage Kitchen

This Scandi kitchen is expansive and functional. Anchored by a centre island, bench space is free flowing and allows a multitude of areas to spread out into. If small children live in the home, the kitchen needs to be safe for them now and large enough to cater to them when they are insatiable teens. Understanding the growth of your family can be vital to saving money and the environment by not having to replace and renovate your spaces as often.

Using an earthy palette, the kitchen ties together multiple warm timber shades, pure white cabinetry and a deep blend of grey and green. The matt black profile handles add a dynamic contrast to the cabinetry and accentuate the modern lines of the kitchen. Add an extra layer of eco-friendliness by installing energy efficient appliances, like dimmer switches for lighting, energy-efficient dishwashers and refrigerators. They may be slightly more expensive to buy, but you will ultimately reclaim the cost by limiting your household’s energy consumption.

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Reinvent and Repurpose 

MMAD Architecture

As we embrace earthy tones, textures and styling we’re acknowledging individuality. Unique furniture and eclectic finishes become distinguishing features within our homes. The kitchen uses skylights, timber cabinetry and grey marble accents to create a dynamic and earthy space. The brick wall is presented in a unique format and instantly becomes a statement wall within this open living space. If you’re looking to renovate, we strongly recommend leaving period detailing and original accents in as it further prolongs the history of the home and adds quirky features into your design. 

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Think Green

Altereco Design

Going green doesn’t mean everything needs to be a compromise. Begin thinking smart, what are some eco-friendly alternatives to your non-negotiables? The impact of choosing to repurpose, reinvent or use natural materials can seem like a small change but when compiled with the rest of your design may have a bigger impact on our earth than you first thought.

This home uses solar panels, natural light via skylights, repurposed materials and an abundance of planets to meet biophilic design principles. Connecting the architecture and design of the home enhances user wellbeing and liveability while creating. A seamless blend of practicality, complimentary beauty and an environmentally conscious design. Rustic brick ties in with rugged woodgrain, while a predominantly white space reflects natural light into the home. The polished concrete cools the home and grounds the space with a darker floor.

Incorporating natural light and greenery into your home can improve your mental well-being and limit your need for having your lights on all the time. An induction cooktop doesn’t burn any fossil fuel and runs off electricity, margining energy efficiency with high end technology. According to LeafScore ,induction cooktops are reported to be 84% more efficient than electric and gas cooktops. Indoor outdoor living may reduce your need to have an air conditioner or heater on as natural weather conditions can create a cool breeze or warm your home slowly.

Alternatively choosing materials that insulate or cool your home dependent on your climate can reduce your energy use as well. Small changes in materials like these can have a more profound impact than simply choosing a popular alternative.

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