Are you considering upgrading your kitchen this year? If so, you may want to consider taking a few steps to make sure that your space is more eco-friendly. Opting for less impactful design is always a good idea, not only is it great for the environment, but it helps you save money too.
Opt For Energy Efficient
One of the best ways to ensure that your new kitchen is eco-friendly is to start with more efficient and well-designed appliances. As technology has improved, there are more effective and efficient tools than ever. From your fridge to your dishwasher, you can find great options that will make an impact. But don’t stop with just your appliances! Opting for a low-flow sink faucet and LED lighting is a great way to continue the eco-friendly train!
Check For Recycled Materials
There are tons of kitchen materials that can be found recycled or made from recycled materials. Recycled glass can be made into beautiful tiles, perfect for a custom backsplash. Some recycled materials can even be made into beautiful countertops!
Repaint Instead Of Replace
When you’re looking at making updates, one thing you should consider is what you can update rather than fully replace. Creating less waste is always a more environmentally friendly idea, and in the case of cabinet repainting, it can be less expensive too. Repainting your cabinets uses less than a full tree’s worth of wood, but it ensures that your cabinets look better and are stronger. Retrofitting your old cabinets with new hardware and interior accessories can also go a long way in rejuvinating a design.
Quartz or Corian Countertops
Some materials are more sustainable than others. Granite, in particular, is considered to be not as earth-friendly as materials like quartz and Corian. This is because mining for granite takes up far more resources, and granite is not a renewable resource. Quartz and Corian also need much less maintenance and don’t require toxic sealants.
Design Your Dream Kitchen With Design Solutions, Inc.
Design Solutions Inc, located in Annapolis MD, is here to help homeowners throughout the Maryland areas redesign their bathrooms, kitchens, and homes. Want to create a greener home? Ask us about sustainable design for your Maryland home.
Founder, president, and artistic director Joni Zimmerman continues to create and maintain a service and team that meets the needs and exceeds the expectations of the community it serves. Get in touch with us today to begin your redesign journey. Call us today at 410-757-6100 or visit our contact us page to speak with one of our team members.