Are you ready to remodel your kitchen, but your worried about the affects doing so might have on the ecosystem? Actually, redoing your kitchen might be the most environmentally conscious thing you could do in your home. There are several new products available that make going green easier than ever.
This article from Houselogic.com explains what you need to do to turn your kitchen into an energy saving, eco-friendly, green getaway.
The first component of your kitchen you may want to deal with is your cabinets. These functional hideaways for your utensils, dishes and small appliances also tend to be the focal points of most kitchens. What is the first thing most people notice when they walk into a kitchen? The cabinets. So this is often a good place to start your remodeling efforts. But before you go and toss out your current cabinets, consider refacing your old units. This is perhaps the greenest method you could choose. Why toss out perfectly good cabinets and start over? With refacing, you are just adding new veneer and doors.
Once you have addressed your cabinets, it is time to tackle that other big eye-catcher in your kitchen – your countertops. There are several green options available nowadays that include recycled or sustainable content, low-toxicity binders, and eco-friendly manufacturing processes. But don’t worry about durability. Just because you are purchasing greener products does not mean you have to settle for anything but the best. So do your research and make sure you are getting the proper bang for you buck.
Now it is time to take your attention a little lower. What should you do about that floor? The two most eco-friendly and durable flooring options available are linoleum and cork. Linoleum is made from renewable, biodegradable materials like linseed oil, while cork is made from tree bark; the bark grows back and can be harvested repeatedly.
Another important aspect of green kitchen remodeling to consider is your contractor. You want to choose a remodeling service that feels as strongly about the environment as you do. Kitchen Saver, for example, recycles most of the materials they remove from your kitchen.
So keep these helpful hints in mind when you find it is time to finally remodel that old kitchen. If you have any questions, contact Kitchen Savers by calling 877-828-9056 or click here today!