How to Have an Eco-Friendly Kitchen Remodel
With Earth Day and spring just around the corner, we’re constantly being reminded of how beautiful our planet truly is. Kitchen and home remodels can get a bad reputation for being environmentally harmful and damaging. Many homeowners have reached out to us in attempts to be more eco-friendly in their home remodels. And good news for all of you considering or in the process of a remodel, there are several ways to obtain your dream kitchen while also being environmentally conscious. Here are some eco-friendly and savvy ways to remodel your kitchen while reducing your environmental footprint.
Recycle pre-owned materials
Consider the items in your home and aim to reuse them, by placing them in different areas, painting them, or incorporate them into your kitchen remodel with cabinet refacing. You could also search for pre-owned materials by visiting flea markets, thrift stores, antique shops, and yard sales. Not only is this route environmentally savvy, but it’s also a great way to find unique and one-of-a-kind pieces for your home.
Update your cabinets with cabinet refacing
Cabinet refacing is an affordable and environmentally savvy way to update your cabinetry. It is the ultimate way to reuse what you already own. Refacing is a simple process which involves removing all the existing doors and drawer fronts with a new material and finish. This cabinetry solution is environmentally friendly because it avoids adding unnecessary waste to your local landfill. If you’re looking to learn more about the cabinet refacing process visit our page to further understand this quick and painless way to give a new look and feel to your existing cabinetry.
Eco-friendly materials are not only great for the environment, but are also a perfect fit for your home. In addition, the materials listed below also provide a unique and aesthetically pleasing look to one’s home.
- Recycled Steel keeps its properties once the recycled process is over. Along with providing a sleek exterior, recycled steel is very strong and durable.
- Reclaimed or recycled wood is a commonly used material known for its aesthetic look. It contains a much lower environmental impact than new wood and is great for natural looking floors.
- Bamboo is a great choice to use in your home! Bamboo is an antibacterial and biodegradable material that has high strength because of its axially run fibers.
- Clay brick is a natural, energy efficient material which does not release toxic chemicals. It traps warmth in the winter for an extended period of time, and in the summer, this material works to maintain a cooler temperature.
Energy efficient appliances
A large part of our environmental footprint is from our home appliances. If you’re looking to have an eco-friendly remodel, installing energy efficient appliances is a great step in reducing your energy usage. Finding energy efficient appliances seems like a difficult task, but it’s much simpler than it sounds. When shopping for your appliances such as dishwashers, refrigerators, and ovens search for the energy star logo. The energy star logo is the trusted, government backed symbol for energy efficiency which was established to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants caused by the inefficient use of energy.
Kitchen Solvers is here to help you obtain the kitchen of your dreams while also being environmentally conscious. If you’re interested in learning more about what a remodel entails, visit our page to set up your kitchen consultation today! Kitchens are the hub of any household, and it’s our mission to ensure full satisfaction in your home. You want the place where you entertain your family and friends to be lively and vibrant. Visit our blog page to read our postings about What to Expect During a Kitchen Remodel and also How Much is a Remodel Going to Cost Me?Back