Kitchen. Thursday , December 21st , 2017 - 01:09:40 AM
An eco-friendly kitchen calls to mind health and happiness, plus sustainable materials that will last longer than a few seasons. Here are some ways you can ensure a greener kitchen. Make use of your kitchen’s natural light which can save you money on electricity bills and make your home much warmer. You can achieve more sun by making the most of the southern exposure of the home so that additional light will stream into your kitchen on a daily basis.
If you’re lucky enough to have a cozy little corner, instead of turning it into the pantry use it to hang up the pots and pans. In turn use those extra cabinets free of pots for dry food. These come bit or small, so grab a circular rod and hang them up! This is a great option for a more spacious kitchen. Peg boards can give your kitchen an eclectic, industrial edge. And they’re easy to install and use, you can create an entire peg wall or just a space for your most-used pieces.
Bamboo is a sustainable material that can work wonderfully in the kitchen. You can choose from various grains and colors. A lighter shade of bamboo works well to make the kitchen appear light and bright. Volatile Organic Compounds (or VOCs) are toxic gases that are released from wall paint, so a good green move is to choose paints that are low or completely free of VOCs. Also choose building materials such as VOC-free glues and adhesives to ensure a healthier kitchen. Using what you already have to update your kitchen can be a simple way to jump on the eco-friendly bandwagon. Mismatched chairs look trendy and fun, while breathing new life into items of furniture that you did not want.
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