Today, more and more people are becoming aware of the effects of their actions to the environment. As a result, many of them are looking for ways to contribute towards the betterment of this planet. People are trying to come up with impactful ways they can help rather than harm the environment.
If you’re looking for a way to do your part in saving the environment, why not start in your kitchen? Going green with your kitchen is as easy as being smart about the materials you choose, and repurposing or re-using items in your home.
Choose energy efficient appliances
We know at High 5 Plumbing, most people rely on appliances to do housework. These appliances enhance and make our lives more comfortable. However, many of them consume a lot of energy, leaving you with skyrocketing bills.
If you are in the market for new appliances, opt for an energy efficient model as well as water efficient faucet fixtures. These appliances are designed to utilize minimum energy without compromising on any product features. The use of energy efficient appliances will help conserve a lot of energy, which can be used for a different purpose or to be used later. These appliances are going to cost you more upfront, buy you’ll be able to save up to 30% on your electric bills; thus, allowing you to save a huge sum of money in the long run.
Bland, boring floors are usually the first thing that comes to mind when we talk of eco-friendly flooring. With the increasing demand for eco-friendly flooring material, manufacturers have stepped up their game and are now offering attractive, green flooring options to choose from.
Wood floors are gorgeous. They give off a classic and sophisticated look that can add value to your home. However, wood can scratch easily and can be damaged by water and moisture. Bamboo flooring is a great alternative to hardwood floors. Not only do they look similar to wood floors, they are also more durable and water resistant. What’s more, the material is highly renewable and has a low impact on the environment.
Low VOC paint
A kitchen remodel is one of the most complicated and expensive projects. If you are looking to give your kitchen a facelift, but you don’t have a huge budget to spare, consider repainting the walls.
A beautiful paint job can make a big difference on how your kitchen looks. Giving the walls a fresh coat of paint will provide dramatic results. For a greener home, try using low VOC paints. They emit fewer toxins and contain little to no formaldehyde; hence, making the air in your home safe to breathe.
Give us a call today and we can help you continue your efforts to make your kitchen even MORE eco-friendly!