Building a house or redesigning your kitchen should be done with ecology in mind. If you are renewing your kitchen, it is time to go eco-friendly and do your bit for the future of mother earth.
What to aim for?
When redesigning your kitchen, you will want:
1. A new look.
2. Removal of earlier defects or shortcomings.
3. Strengthening of existing facilities.
4. All the above to be cost-effective.
5. The kitchen to be sustainable, strong and durable.
Which areas to target-
The areas that you can remodel are mainly
1. Work surface
1. Work surface: It is usual to resurface this area with granite or marble. But these are not eco-friendly or renewable in the long run. Quartz more is eco-friendly. Mining quartz also does not harm the environment as much as mining granite and marble does.
Relaying this area with recycled toughened glass is an option. This option may not be long-lasting. It is certainly very bright and good looking.
A third option is tiling the surface. A skirting of contrasting tiles can be created to add to color to the kitchen and for easy cleaning.
2. The walls: A coat of paint can do wonders in transforming a drab kitchen to a brighter one.
The other option is tiling the walls to mid height or to the roof level. Once the walls are tiled, cleaning is easy. The material used in making tiles is not renewable but the process does not cause long-lasting damage to the environment. Tiles are available in a variety of colors and textures.
3. The cabinets: If you are remodeling your kitchen, the amount of cabinet space will remain roughly the same because the dimensions of your kitchen will not change.
• Adding a coat of polish or paint will brighten up the cabinets.
• Use a colour scheme on your cabinets that is vibrant and dramatically different.
• from the earlier one. This will make your kitchen feel new. This does not harm the environment in any way.
Resurfacing the cabinets will strengthen them and add years to their life. Go eco-friendly and resurface the cabinets with light wood or veneer.
This does not use much wood and is a blow for ecology.
4. Lighting: Even if the lighting in your kitchen is utilitarian, use LED bulbs. They do not consume as much electricity as other agents.
Save Reuse and Recycle.
It is best to reuse and recycle what you have so that no waste is created.
Resurfacing will save a whole lot of wood and that is one way of conserving forests.
Pay attention to conserving water by using faucets that are touch-free. They turn off by themselves so no water is wasted as in normal faucets which keep running until turned off manually.
You can get a guilt-free and economically viable new kitchen in this manner.