In our last post, we offered you some tips and referred you to an article encouraging practices to ultimately save energy and impact the environment less, while remodeling your home. In this post, we’ll be concentrating on your kitchen - a huge candidate for remodels and upgrades since it is usually an area of high traffic and use within homes.
One extremely simple way to reduce energy- get a water filter instead of buying bottled water. you won’t be sacrificing the taste or quality of the water your family drinks, but you’ll be saving money and reducing waste drastically.
For your counter tops, install a beautiful alternative to shiny granite: recycled-content glass counter tops.
One of the vendors New Spaces often uses in remodels is Cambria - a company who deliberately manufactures their products with as little environmental impact as possible. Click here to see how.
While making overall design plans for your remodel, determine ways you can take advantage of natural light. Where is the best place for windows that will let in the most light? Would it be possible to add skylights or sun tunnels?
Another very simple tip when positioning appliances: keep the refrigerator out of the sunlight and away from the oven, where it gets hot and must work harder.
What else have you tried to reduce energy or environmental harm?
-The New Spaces Team