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How to Build Your Eco-Friendly Kitchen

Many people think expensive and boring when it comes to Eco-friendly design, but it doesn't have to be. Eco-friendly designs can be beautiful and can give you the unique and personalized kitchen you want. These ideas can even save you money and create a safer environment for your family.

BAMBOO

Bamboo can be used for counter tops, cutting board, floors and back splashes. It is a fast growing plant so it is more environmentally friendly than using other types of wood or natural stone. 

SALVAGED MATERIALS

Previously used materials can be great in any part of your kitchen. They can be used in anything from lighting and counter tops to seating and tables. You can find scratch woods and metals to create stylish pieces that are unique to your home, and help the environment.

STACKED REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER

Side-by-side refrigerator/freezers let more cold air escape than the alternative stacked option. This means they use more energy to keep food cold, and it cost you more money. Next time you look at a new refrigerator, or go in to the one you already have, check to see if it is too easy to open. This could mean the seals are not working properly, and it may be time in invest in a new appliance.

ENERGY STAR APPLIANCES

Appliances that are Energy Star certified use less energy and can save you a ton of money. This includes heating and cooling appliances, dishwashers, ovens, refrigerators, light fixtures, water heaters, tvs, air purifiers and a load of other appliances.

VOC FREE PAINT

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are chemicals that release gasses into the air at room temperature, and they can pose long-term health problems. Make sure you buy paint that is VOC free to protect you and your family.

HIRE THE RIGHT CONTRACTOR

If you really want your home to be Eco-friendly it is a good idea to hire an environmentally conscious contractor. They can help point you toward materials that will work best for you and your household, while still staying in budget and helping to protect the earth.

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