Gina Ullrich. Kitchen. October 02nd , 2017.
The trend of making use of old, worn materials or items is a must in green living. As you can see in the above image, a salvaged cabinet comes alive in the kitchen, giving it an interesting piece of furniture that could have been part of a living room in its previous life. By leaving salvaged items a little worn and torn, this further makes them unique creations in the kitchen, while preventing waste in the environment. Stone in the kitchen is always a great natural material, but you can also choose from stone countertops that are made from recycled materials. This takes the green initiative one step further. Stone can be trendy and colorful, as can be seen from the countertop in the above image that is made from recycled wine, beer and Vodka bottles.
Between the kids, the groceries, the bills and everything else in between, out kitchen counter tops seem to always be cluttered and chaotic. Not to mention, they’re never stylish enough to act as a decor-worthy aspect of the room. Well, let’s nix the attitude that kitchen counters are made for piling and get inspired. Take a peek at some of our finds and ideas on how to take those tops and turn them into organized and styled piece of your kitchen! We love this idea for the pantry but it works just as well for the counter tops too! Use different containers and different labels for an organized, yet funky, youthful look!
Install a metal bar directly under your cabinets and throw on some S-hooks – viola! You’ve just freed up a couple of “miscellaneous” drawers. You know the ones – the ones that are so full with oddly shaped items that they’re hard to open and, once open, it takes a while to find the item you actually need. I love how this idea can integrate easily into any style of kitchen. Taking two minutes to install a tension curtain rod in a kitchen cupboard (think: under the kitchen sink) will reap major rewards when you find you now have an organized, sanitary place for your kitchen cleaner spray bottles. You could even use the rod to drape cleaning cloths so you have everything in the same place for some quick cleanup.
Furniture on wheels introduces a very practical characteristic on elements such as the kitchen island which becomes portable and much easier to relocate according to the user’s immediate needs. This freedom and versatility is very important in the kitchen. Such designs allow you to simply move the island wherever you need it. Of course, you can also find a permanent spot for it the rest of the time. Portable kitchen islands are very practical when you have an open plan design. This way you can use them for a variety of purposes. A spacious kitchen can also greatly benefit from such a piece of furniture. This way you can always have a prep or counter space exactly where you need it.
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