Grow your own herbs and plants
Our desire to be healthier for ourselves and the planet is really driving the trend for homegrown ingredients wherever possible. This budding trend speaks to those with and without outdoor space. From herb patches on balconies and even edible window planters, it seems the past year has made us all a little more green-fingered. Growing our own salad leaves, herbs and microgreens, even if you don’t have a garden, is easily achievable thanks to technology such as smart gardening products and hydroponics.
Hot water taps
Instant boiling water taps are becoming increasingly popular as not only are they easy and efficient, they are also environmentally friendly as you only boil the exact amount of water required. The 3-in-1 kitchen taps also provide hot and cold water.
We’re all becoming more aware of the effects of climate change and want our homes to reflect our values. With this in mind, there are ways we can design kitchens that are as energy-efficient and environmentally friendly as possible. Smart kitchen appliances will save energy and have a lower environmental impact. This also includes kitchens that promote low-waste living, an overall reduction in plastic and buying upcycled or vintage furniture and homewares. There are also great sustainable brands crafting kitchen worktops from recycled waste materials such as plastic.
With everyone’s increased desire for homes that promote health and wellbeing, biophilic design is a trend that doesn’t seem to be waning. A lot of us bought new plants during lockdown and so now more than ever, our kitchens have become a green oasis of calm with plenty of oxygen and purified air!