Eco-friendly Kitchen Remodeling – Go Green Energy Efficient
Eco-friendly kitchen remodeling is perfect if you are looking for a ‘green’ remodeling project that can help you sell your home for more than the other homes in your area. These days, more buyers are looking for homes that have eco-friendly kitchen remodeling already done. Therefore, we have some green, energy efficient remodeling tips that can help you get your project complete. These tips show the highest rated green products to look for at home improvement expos, appliance stores and home improvement stores.
Energy Efficient Products to Look for When Eco-friendly Kitchen Remodeling
Appliances – Energy Star products are a great choice for reducing energy consumption and saving on your utility costs. If you see the Energy Star label, you can rest assured that the appliance has been tested and rated to be energy-efficient. You can also get rebates for buying Energy Star appliances in many states.
– Refrigerators with the Energy Star label will have more insulation and better technology. Today’s models save 75% more energy than models made in the mid 1990’s. That is over $100 savings each year.
– Dishwashers with the Energy Star label will have shorter cycles that save time, water and energy. Look for models with an air-dry option for even more savings.
Flooring – Eco-friendly flooring made of cork and linoleum are good options. They are made with renewable resources that make them wonderful sustainable options. They are durable and look good.
Kitchen Cabinets – Look for sustainable cabinets that are made from wood that has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. These wood products will be free of glues and will have low volatile organic compound finishes that give off very little to no toxic fumes. If you’re not sure about the wood product, ask a specialist.
Countertops – Going green with your countertops is easier than ever. Look for low-toxicity binders that are used in the manufacturing process. Countertops made with recycled paper, cement and recycled glass hold up very well when all combined. Cement countertops are another great option since there is an array of ways to color and personalize them.
These eco-friendly kitchen remodeling tips are brought to you by: Tom and Bev Herring, buying and selling Tulsa Real Estate, Broken Arrow Real Estate, Jenks Real Estate, Bixby Real Estate and Owasso Real Estate as well as Keystone Lake Real Estate, Berryhill and Sand Springs Real Estate.