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How to Get Green in Your Kitchen
If you want to make an eco-friendly house, the kitchen is a great place to start. Heart of the home, it’s also one of the easiest places to go green with few daily changes and renovations.
First of all, you can act every day by avoiding waste, recycling plastic, paper, glass… And also by replacing paper towel for cloth, store-bought herbs for homegrown ones, tossed kitchen food wastes for composting… These daily actions can turn your kitchen into an eco-friendly living space.
When you remodel or renovate this space, you should consider green and eco-friendly options:
- Save water by choosing the right low flow taps, aim for no more than 6 L/min - compared with 10 - 20 litres for an ordinary one. It cuts down on the monthly water bill and helps reduce the energy bill (since you are heating less hot water).
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Did you know? Using the dishwasher can be greener by washing by hand. This can often use more water than some of the more efficient modern dish washer models (e.g. 4 energy star and 5 WELS star rated). Of course, only run your dishwasher when it is full…not half empty!
- Pay attention to the energy:
Change your light bulbs for highly efficient, long lasting LEDs. You can find some new and designer LED light bulbs on EnviroSpec.
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Buy energy efficient appliances: Oven, Fridge… and check out the consumption of each product. Shop around, You’ll be surprised that sometimes the better Energy star rated products are not always more expensive than the less efficient options. You can also save energy by determining the optimal temperature manually in your fridge.
Reuse or Repurpose your old items to redecorate your kitchen: for example, you can create a new counter table with your old used door by washing it and repainting it, with eco-friendly and environmentally products.
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In many cases, Have A modern sustainable and efficient home/building depends on the selection of products and, considering the environmental impact of each product is one of ways to improve homes.