Biophilic kitchen design means creating a kitchen full of life. Most often this is expressed through the use of green plants, both culinary in nature – countertop herb gardens, for example – and decorative. Having a passion for plants doesn’t mean your kitchen design options are limited to the traditional bohemian earthy approach. One of 2022’s emerging kitchen design trends is sophisticated natural design.
What is Sophisticated Natural Design?
Sophisticated natural design includes a minimal color palette – think one to two shades for your walls, generally closely related to each other, and chosen to be soothing – paired with natural woods, living plants, lots of natural daylight, softer light fixtures, and matte or brushed finishes for fixtures and hardware.
Sustainability Matters More than Ever
With awareness of climate change, human rights, and other issues, sustainability matters more than ever to high-end homeowners. As a Weston kitchen remodeler, we’re seeing more and more homeowners choose building materials based on appearance, durability, value, and the impact producing and shipping these materials has upon the planet. Whether that means choosing local artisans to produce light fixtures or tiles or opting for certified sustainable flooring, homeowners are choosing to put their home renovation dollars toward creating greener communities.
Designing for All Ages
Many families contain people who are getting older. Additionally, more and more families have multiple generations living together under one roof. Sophisticated natural design allows for every member of the family to use the kitchen appropriately, with ease. This can include self-closing cabinets and drawers, easy to operate hardware including knobs and pulls, and surfaces that resist staining and clean easily.
Living for the Good Times, Planning for the Bad Times
One of the lessons learned during the pandemic is that there will be times when it’s prudent to be able to prepare meals for many days without having to go to the grocery store. That’s why we’re seeing more pantries and sophisticated storage plans as part of Weston kitchen remodels. Whether you need space for an extra freezer or need to keep plenty of dog food on hand for the fur babies, having enough storage space is important.