As you are remodeling your kitchen, consider unique ways you can be friendly to the environment. Read on for a few ideas. If you need more, contact Cabinet Magic at 800-828-4380 or stop by to learn about some of the options we can recommend.
Bamboo is an Eco-Friendly Material
One of the most eco-friendly building materials is bamboo. It’s excellent for cutting boards, but it’s also a great choice for flooring, backsplashes, and much more. If you are going to be installing new flooring or wood in another area, consider bamboo as a material.
Have Your Cabinets Refaced
If the layout of your cabinets still makes sense, but the cabinets themselves have seen better days, refacing your cabinets may be the best choice. This option involves us removing the cabinet faces themselves and replacing them with brand new ones. We can also add the hardware of your choice. The result is a kitchen that looks 100% brand-new, yet uses a lot fewer resources and creates much less waste than if you’d torn out your cabinets and replaced them altogether.
Consider Your Lighting
Some studies show that the average homeowner spends about 25% of their utilities lighting their home. If you can reduce the number of lights you have on, then you can reduce the amount of energy you use. This lowers your bills and reduces your carbon footprint – it’s a win-win. One option is to use fluorescents. They can reduce energy use by 50%.
You can also design your kitchen around natural light to try and use it as much as possible. On the extreme side of this, you could install a skylight that lets in the sun’s rays. Installing task lighting also allows you to only turn on the light you need.
Invest in Energy Star Rated Appliances
If it is time to replace your appliances, then you should consider choosing the most energy-efficient options on the market. While they are likely to cost more than your standard machines, the cost can come back to you twofold. How? Because you may get a better offer when it is time to sell your home, you will have lower energy bills on a month to month basis, and they may last longer than cheaper options.
Are You Ready to Find Out More about Eco-Friendly Redecorating?
If you are ready to move forward and learn more about your eco-friendly redecorating options, then we urge you to contact Cabinet Magic at 800-828-4380 for a free estimate. We can discuss the latest opportunities on the market and help you decide what will work best for your needs.