As more and more people become environmentally-conscious, it becomes more important to have an eco friendly home. For your kitchen, a space which can expend a lot of energy and waste, it can be especially important. That is why options like eco friendly countertops, scrap wood, and recycling bins are offered by SODO Home Design Center in Orlando. They are a kitchen remodeler committed to making your kitchen “green” and getting you the design of your dreams. Contact them or stop by their showroom to see for yourself what options are available.
Reconsider Your Wood
Bamboo is fast-growing which makes it an exceptionally good material to use in your kitchen design. Your kitchen remodeler can give you ideas on how to incorporate bamboo into your kitchen, but some ways to do this are by using it as flooring or as backsplash. Bamboo also makes a great cutting board surface.
Another wood you can utilize is scrap wood. For instance, if you want to create an island that has a built-in cutting board surface, you can use scrap wood and it will likely not only save trees, but save you money as well.
Create the Ultimate Eco Friendly Countertops
Ask your kitchen remodeler what options they have for recycled countertops. Chances are good they have quite a few in stock. One example of eco friendly countertops is recycled stone-chipped composite countertops which resemble granite and have the same durability with the added benefit of being a recycled material.
Rethink Your Lighting
The easiest way to cut down on your energy bill and avoid utilizing an abundance of lighting is by making sure that you use as much natural lighting as possible. Natural lighting will keep your kitchen much more well lit than it would be otherwise and gives the space much more openness than it would have otherwise.
Recycle, Recycle, Recycle
Something as simple as a recycling station—especially the kind that tucks away into your cabinet—can make a huge impact on how eco friendly your kitchen is. The logic is this: if you have access to a recycling bin more readily, then you will be more likely to recycle because it won’t require any additional effort on your part.
Cork is an underutilized material that is incredible capable. It is renewable and made from the bark of trees. It is also resistant to mold and mildew and absorbs sound. This makes it an ideal material for kitchens. It can used in a variety of ways, so make sure to bring it up with your kitchen remodeler to see how you can incorporate it into your design.
SODO Home Design Center has the options you need to make your kitchen remodel eco friendly while never sacrificing design. As Orlando’s premier kitchen remodeler, they have all the eco friendly countertops and recycled materials to make your kitchen an environmentally-conscious masterpiece. Contact them today to learn more about their services or stop by their showroom.