How to create an eco-friendly kitchen
One of the most popular rooms for a makeover is the kitchen. Everyone has their own taste and style of kitchen that appeals. Whether it is modern and chrome or traditional in its style, it is a room that is all you.
So when it comes to changing up your kitchen, why not have a look at the ways that you can make it all the eco-friendlier? After all, these modern years are taking us all towards being more aware of how to live a green life!
If you are tempted towards an eco-life, then here are our tips to help you along the way.
Use recycled materials
One of the easiest ways that you can create an eco-friendly space is to use recycled materials. Recycled stainless steel is usually made from up to 70% recycled materials which means that they are green as well as looking great and you can even purchase recycled glass worktops which will last for years and are easy to keep looking clean and fresh. You should also never underestimate the beauty of reclaimed timber too, which can make unique and stylish flooring.
Check the rating
All appliances that can be found in the kitchen will have an energy rating. These run from A+ to F (F being the worst). So if you can, make sure that you buy an appliance that sits higher up in the ratings.
Don’t forget, even the best energy rated appliance can use even less energy by simply switching it off when not in use!
We have already looked at how recycled materials can help create an eco-friendly kitchen, but recycling is also important ongoing too.
Having clear recycling bins separated into different types of recycling will help you to keep on top of it. Don’t forget food waste either, you can purchase a compost maker for the garden in order to maximise those bits that you usually just throw away.
Every kitchen needs cleaning on a regular basis and if you want to make an eco-friendly impact then you can do so with the cleaning products that you choose.
There are a variety of different green and natural cleaning products to choose from. From specially designed products right up to vinegar and bicarbonate of soda; these all have a place in your eco kitchen!
If you are making over your kitchen then you might want to purchase new furniture, however if you decide that you want to be more eco aware then you might want to consider upcycling the items that you already have. A lick of paint here, a new piece of upholstery there and you can transform the old into new!