As technology continues to move at a rapid pace, so do efforts to negate the harmful impact that this causes to the environment.
Living consciously is becoming a way of life and not just when it comes to choosing organic food. It is filtering into many aspects of our lives, including the way we design our homes and even renovate our kitchens.
Have a look at some of the ways that you can make the heart of your home eco-friendlier.
Take your time with your design
This means thinking about how your kitchen has the potential to evolve with your style and your needs.
Ideally, you should only be doing one major kitchen renovation in your home. It doesn’t make sense to build a green kitchen only to remodel it and use more power and energy in another couple of years.
Make sure that your design is timeless and has the potential to be transformed with non-permanent fixtures that you can add or change as time goes on.
Invest in long-lasting kitchen items
While obviously convenient and cheap, plastic is not long-lasting and is, of course, hazardous to our environment.
While perhaps more expensive, glass, cast iron and stainless steel are much better alternatives. Because they are long-lasting, you won’t have to replace them which will actually save you money in the long run.
From dishwashers to refrigerators, manufacturers are creating more and more energy efficient products.
Determine what your needs are and don’t be tempted by the flashiest and most expensive model that you see. In addition, only use these appliances when they’re at full capacity. This advice is aimed more at your washer, dryer, and dishwasher.
Use no-VOC paints when redecorating
A coat of paint can make the world of difference to any space giving it an almost-instant makeover. However, it is important to only use paint with low or no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
Paints with VOCs are not only harmful to the environment but also to the health of you and your family.
Go for green
Having a kitchen garden is a great way to bring the lush outdoors inside. We’re not just talking about herbs, although these are great to have in the kitchen.
Depending on your space, you can grow vegetables like carrots and even bok choy. Have a look at our blog to find out more.
Incorporate a recycling station
You could either put recycling bins on the floor or dedicate a long cabinet to recycling with stackable bins.
However you choose to do it, just make sure that they’re easy to access.
If you’re ready to do your part for the environment, simply contact All About Bathrooms and More. Our team has many exciting ideas for making your kitchen as eco-friendly as possible.
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