Suggested Searches
        Suggested Categories
          Suggested Products

            Sustainable Kitchen Ideas

            The growing desire to tackle our carbon footprint, the climate, and rising costs has sparked the need for sustainable kitchen ideas that minimise a renovation project's environmental impact. From sustainably-sourced materials to design choices that will make a fitted kitchen last longer, we show how to embrace an planet-friendly overhaul, whether starting from scratch or refreshing an existing design. We also highlight products that can save energy and reduce household bills, making a sustainable kitchen better for your pocket and for the world.


            • 1. Choose reusable materials

              Our cabinetry is made from more than 90% recycled materials. They can also be recycled at the end of their lifespan, creating a sustainable manufacturing cycle. 
            • 2. Consider responsible sourcing

              Sustainable materials are key to a green home. Our Greenwich collection is a great choice, using FSC-certified, sustainable timber.
            • 3. Paint to update

              Paintable fronts offer a sustainable way to renew a colour scheme without replacing the units. Use plastic-free paint for an planet-friendly refresh.
            • 4. Go for timeless tones

              For a look that lasts, pick a shade which is always in fashion. White transcends trends, looking stylish for longer and saving on regular renovating. 
            • 5. Select sustainable surfaces

              Our laminate surfaces are made in the UK, using up to 90% recycled chipboard. They are affordable, too, making them great for going green on a budget.
            • 6. Find eco-friendly flooring

              The durability and water-resistant features of vinyl floors minimise damage over time, ensuring a long-lasting surface and avoiding regular replacements.
            • 7. Tap into efficiency

              Unlike kettles, boiling water taps only heat the right amount of water for cooking and drinks. This cuts down on energy and water use, and maximises sustainability.
            • 8. Go green with appliances

              Making sustainable swaps is a great way to cut out resource-hungry kit.  Induction offers efficient cooking, while eco-cycles save water on laundry or washing up.
            • 9. Start small

              Rather than revamping an entire room, make simple changes for a sustainable update. Handles are affordable and easy to fit, lifting a look without a full remodel.
            • 10. Work with what you have

              Refurbs are often to make an area easier to use. Instead of a remodel, improve storage by retrofitting accessories for an organised and accessible space.
            Loading a van at depot
            Shop local

            With more than 800 depots nationwide, there is a Howdens near you. You won’t have to travel far for our products, and we often deliver kitchens, so you can use less fuel and reduce your carbon footprint.

            Find a Depot

            Explore more sustainable advice

            Explore sustainable kitchens

            Ready to get started?

            • Explore our fitted kitchens

            • Request a brochure