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Ideas for Designing Indoor Gardens


From sustainable materials, energy-saving appliances and outdoor-inspired décor to natural and home-grown foods, homeowners continue to seek ways to green their kitchens.  Formica Corporation has noticed an increase in indoor gardens and grow stations; here are some examples of how plant life "greened" kitchens at EuroCucina 2012 in Milan.

Some grew vertical …

indoor garden by Snairdero resized 600 

... and some grew horizontal …

indoor garden countertop resized 600 

... while others grew upside down.

indoor garden by Team 7 resized 600 

Milan provided quite a bit of inspiration ... though you can certainly design an indoor garden for considerably less investment.  Just do a quick online search for indoor herb gardens and you'll find all sorts of kits and containers, including those that don't require precious countertop space.  A few examples include:

Wall-mounted boxes ...

... wall-mounted pots, such as those featured at IKEA ...

... and even DIY growing stations that can be mounted onto the side of a kitchen island, such as the one featured on HGTV (notice the addition of grow lights to compensate for lack of natural light.)

So, how does your garden grow?


I want to build some wall mounted boxes in my kitchen. we have some excelent lighing in there, I think it would work great. Even in the winter maybe?
Posted @ Thursday, October 11, 2012 10:39 PM by Crystal Camping
Crystal, if you decide to install indoor gardens, send some pics our way to We'd love to see your unique take on this trend! Thanks for reading.
Posted @ Friday, October 12, 2012 7:18 AM by Stacy Stufft
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