Turning a Winter White Kitchen Green

Winter White Kitchen

Are you ready to sell your beach home, and you know that there are a few things in the home that could stand some updating in order to increase the selling price?

Remodeling the kitchen is one of the most important value-added updates you can do in your home, especially if the kitchen is dated.  It is often one of the first rooms a potential buyer will see, and it should make a great impression.  You’ll want to increase the value of your home and appeal to a diverse range of home buyers if you decide to sell.

4 Tips For Adding Green

It’s hard to go anywhere today without seeing or hearing about green decorating trends, and those trends carry over into kitchens.  Homeowners want products made from recycled materials and the chance to “go green” at home.  There are a number of trendy ways to go green that you can renovate and change your kitchen.Get plants.  Lots of them.  Not only will they purify and oxygenate the air.

Get plants. Lots of them.  Not only will they purify and oxygenate the air you breathe, but they will offer a calm oasis in your home.  Plants in unexpected places, such as bathrooms or kitchens, are stylish and functional.  Larger scale plants look gorgeous in rooms with high ceilings.

Re-use and recycle!  Visit local flea markets, antique fairs, and yard sales to find one-of-a-kind items that will add character and warmth to your new home.  By purchasing used or refurbished pieces, you are cutting down on consumerism. Adding a recycling center is just one of the hottest trends for the kitchen.

Choose paint wisely.  Some paints release toxins into the air for years after they have been applied.  Choose natural paints with zero VOC or low VOC.

Watch your step. Make “big” decisions such as flooring changes and renovations with care, and give thought to the environment.  There are many options such as bamboo and cork flooring, which not only look stunning but are eco-friendly! Designers also found that homeowners want counters and floors made from recycled or sustainable materials.

Whether you choose sleek and modern or elegant and traditional, white cabinets are making a comeback, and it might just add a little green to your pocket.

Check out the link below for your own beautiful white kitchens for design ideas.





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