Homeowners and builders are increasingly seeking environmentally conscious and sustainable living areas. And within a home, one of the most focused on areas is the kitchen - understandably so, considering this is the place for preparing food, and the various activities that surround it. Kitchens tend to have the largest concentration of appliances, and often include appliances for cooking and protection (like kitchen chimneys). Remodeling kitchens to include eco-friendly elements can go a long way in reducing both costs and the effect on the environment.
When it comes to eco-friendly kitchen remodeling, the first focus is always on the appliances. The best way to go about this is to test the appliances currently in the kitchen (such as ovens, dishwashers and refrigerators), and replace any that don’t make the mark against energy-efficient models. Existing light fixtures are replaced with LED ones - not only do they consume less energy, they last longer and the level of illumination is the same, if not more than their traditional counterparts. Next, the sealing and insulation on the doors and windows are checked to ensure there are no leakages that can potentially increase the load on the HVAC system. The third focus is on the water system - replacing existing aerators, sinks and faucets with smarter, low-flow models keeps the functionality at the same level, but dramatically reduced both consumption and wastage. Other eco-friendly options include installing extra solar panels in the vicinity of the kitchen, installing a greywater recycling system, and replacing materials like recycled glass for countertops goes a long way in reducing one’s carbon footprint.
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Charlotte, NC, 28213
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