If you’re planning a kitchen remodel, why not go green? Choosing eco-friendly materials and appliances will not only be beneficial to the environment, but can help save money on your monthly bills as well. Sounds like a no-brainer to us! Here are some things to remember when choosing components for your new kitchen, while reducing your carbon footprint.
Opt For Sustainable Cabinets: Cabinets made from wood and wood products certified by the Forest Stewardship Council are produced using sustainable forest management practices and feature formaldehyde free glues and finishes. Check product literature to ensure your cabinets meet these guidelines.
Choose Eco-Friendly Flooring: Cork and linoleum are both made from renewable resources that make them sustainable. They look good and are durable, but require occasional maintenance.
Go Green With Your Countertops: When choosing a countertop that is environmentally conscious, there is a large variety to choose from. Look for ones that are made from recycled or sustainable materials and have low-toxicity binders from an eco-friendly manufacturing facility. The last thing you’ll want to prepare your food on, is a countertop that’s covered with a formaldehyde finish.
Don’t Forget the Appliances: This is where you’re really going to see a difference in your lowered monthly bills. Choosing an energy efficient dishwasher and refrigerator will reduce energy consumption, saving money on your utility costs. Energy Star appliances are tested and rated to be the best brand across the board.
Are you ready to remodel your kitchen and want to go green? Landmark Design is a full service design and build team looking to give you the kitchen of your dreams. Our architects, designers, and craftspeople are well versed in modern design and practical use of space while utilizing green and energy efficient products. To find out more on all that Landmark Design has to offer, visit us on Facebook or give us a call at 203-496-3658 to start planning your next project.