The world is advancing at a rapid space. With every passing day, we realize how important it is for us to take care of it. During the pandemic, when people had stopped working, the planet got a break to recover to a small extent. However, if you got inspired by this and plan to play your part in improving the earth’s state, then here is one suggestion. We have a kitchen in the house where we spend a reasonable amount of time cooking food for our loved ones. So what if we told you that you could play your part to save the planet by making some changes in the kitchen? Sounds exciting, right? So here are some ways to design an environment-friendly kitchen;
Planning It Right
One of the reasons people avoid going for something environmentally friendly is because of the myths and misconceptions attached to the idea of sustainability. People think that such materials won’t last long. They are more expensive, and can’t perform well. These are all wrong assumptions. This is the reason why you should hire a remodeling contractor that knows how to build sustainable spaces. This way, the materials, and the kitchen will last longer, saving money and reducing the carbon footprint.
Decorating With Greens
We all like adding some accessories and decorative pieces to every corner of the house. So why not make some changes here. Instead of buying some metallic or other fancy stuff, some little colorful plants will add an earthly element to the kitchen. You can get different types of plants in various sizes of clay pots and put them in the kitchen. They will decorate the space and bring fresh air, which is very much needed in the kitchen.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Remodeling or redesigning the space does not mean that you change and replace every piece of furniture out there. When getting the place remodeled, you should ensure that the maximum amount of stuff is reused or recycled. For example, you can get the cabinets polished to give them a shiny look or get them refaced to change the color or overall look. You can also use old doors to make new ones or get some pre-loved stuff to save the environment and money.
The materials used in the construction of the kitchen might contain chemicals that are harmful to the environment. You can find better alternatives to them. For example, instead of using materials like granite for the countertops and sinks, you can use Corian, which is more environment-friendly. Granite is not a renewable source, so it affects the atmosphere directly. Apart from that, Corian is an excellent material; it lasts longer and has better durability.
One can use cork instead of wood where ever possible. Instead of using a plastic cutting board, you can use one made of wood. Similar is the case for jars. Rather than buying plastic jars, you can get glass ones. They are less harmful and also give an elegant look. Instead of using tissues or so, you can use washable cloth for cleaning purposes.
Energy for Appliances
The kitchen has a lot of appliances. Be it the refrigerator, oven, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, or stoves. They all need a lot of energy to run. This need for power affects the environment in a significant way. So make sure that you have appliances that are energy efficient and, at the same time, turn them off properly if they are not being used.
These are some of the ways you can contribute to making the earth a safe and better space. So don’t waste time and start designing an environment-friendly kitchen now. Happy designing!