Are you considering remodeling your kitchen the eco-friendly way? Going green is the perfect way to create a healthier, eco-friendly gathering space for your family.
After your remodeling project is done, your kitchen will be energy efficient and it can increase the resale value of your home.
Incorporate some of these tips for an Earth-friendly remodeling project:
- Make purchases that will last for years to come. Don’t be fooled by cheap, poor quality items. You’ll have to replace them often, which is definitely not green and ends up costing you more money in the long run.
- Your old kitchen can actually be recycled. Your existing kitchen cabinets may be unattractive and out-of-date, but you can use your existing cabinets in your new kitchen! Reface cabinets or refinish cabinets to give them a whole new look. This is the greener option. No trash going to the landfill, no waste from demolition or installation, and of course, no energy used in transporting the new cabinets to your home. Using green paint or finish add to the eco-friendly décor.
- Opt for sustainable flooring and countertops. Materials, such as wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, recycled glass and paper, cork, granite and quartz are among the many eco-friendly options.
- Energy Star appliances are the most efficient in their product categories. An Energy Star-rated dishwasher and refrigerator will consume less energy and help you save on utility costs.
- Paint is the simplest, most cost-effective way to transform a room. Most paint lines carry eco-friendly paint with low or zero VOCs.
- Update a piece of furniture that you already own with a coat of zero VOC paint or wood stain.
A green kitchen remodeling project can suit your lifestyle and taste. With so many green choices, you can protect the environment and still create a sophisticated kitchen.
For more information on refacing or refinishing kitchen cabinets in Boston, contact Cabinetry by Kenneth C. Lewis.