How To Make Your Kitchen More Sustainable

The kitchen is the heart of the home, it’s where we gather to socialise, cook and enjoy meals. However, kitchens can produce a lot of waste. The eco-friendly home begins with eating green, but it doesn’t finish there. Energy efficient food appliances, sustainable equipment and sustainable materials will help you improve your green thumb. Making the right choices for your well-being is good for the planet and good for the pocket. Here are some of our tips to make your kitchen more sustainable.


Recycle and Compost

An important part of waste management in the kitchen involves implementing recycling and composting. A great way to make recycling an everyday choice is by installing an integrated dual-disposal bin. Here at Retreat Design we can implement this into your new kitchen to make your sustainable lifestyle more accessible.


Invest in Energy Efficient Appliances

Creating energy is one of the world largest contributors to greenhouse gases and climate change. Investing in energy efficient appliances can make your home more sustainable. They may have a higher price to begin with, however, you will reap the benefits of energy efficient appliances by saving on your electricity bills. We have many options available for your next kitchen renovation, contact us to find out the best option for your home.



LED Lighting

A simple way to make your home more energy efficient is through the use of LED lights, LED lights use less energy for the same level of brightness and are excellent on a long term basis. Less heat, more light and lower costs.


Sustainable Kitchen Materials

Different materials can be more or less sustainable in comparison to others. Some eco-friendly materials to use are bench tops made from natural or manufactured stone, polished concrete tiles, E1 formaldehyde standard timber products and recycled or second hand material.


How do you go out choosing environmentally friendly materials?

  1. Resource: What is the material made from and how renewable is it?
  2. Mileage: How far does the product need to travel to get to you?
  3. Purpose: Is the material fit for purpose? Durability is an important factor to consider
  4. End of use: Can the material be recycled, reused or repurposed down the track?


There are many tips and tricks when it comes to designing a sustainable kitchen. Retreat Design can guide you in the right direction if you are looking to make your kitchen more sustainable. Contact us for a free consultation to begin your kitchen renovation process!

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Welcome to the Design Blog. Here we're sharing the latest kitchen and bathroom products from our Italian manufacturers. We'll also bring you inspiring kitchen renovations and beautiful bathrooms. Feel free to ask questions in the comments.