As eco-friendly practices continue to rise in popularity and awareness, more of our clients are interested in incorporating green design elements into their homes. Besides being good for the planet, sustainable design changes often lead to higher energy efficiency and lower monthly bills. If you’re beginning kitchen remodeling plans, we highly suggest considering the following green design tips!
Energy Efficient Appliances. When it comes to managing kitchen waste, replacing your old models with energy-efficient appliances is a great place to start! Most new dishwashers, ranges, and refrigerators are Energy Star certified, which means they will save you electric costs and potentially help your tax refund.
Recycled and Reclaimed Finishes. One inventive way to conserve natural and financial resources is taking advantage of recycled and reclaimed fixtures and materials. For example, purchase vintage cabinet fixtures, up-cycle reclaimed wood accents or incorporate beautiful recycled tile into your backsplash.
Open Shelves or Food Storage. It may sound overly simplistic, but sometimes the easiest solutions can be life changing. Open shelves and food storage are both ways to lower your waste with minimal effort. Just think if you can see what food you have easily, you’re more likely to use it, which reduces forgotten food spoiling. Fridges with glass doors or screen technology another smart option for addressing this problem – no more out of sight, out mind!