Ecology in the kitchen
We compared a number of ideas, kitchen design of recycling food waste to environmentally friendly products that do not necessarily add to the cost of home improvement project. Indeed, it should be a long-term cost savings are made of energy-efficient performing materials in the kitchen to reduce your carbon footprint for years to come.
Here are some high-impact, environmentally friendly kitchen design ideas:
Kitchen recycling center
Look for a set of kitchen containers, which allows you to easily separate the trash - paper, food, bottles, plastics, etc.
Machinery for disposal
These are ideal for reducing the physical amount of food waste down into small pieces. Then who wormery , where compost worms down food waste more efficiently. Use compost to your garden.
Energy -Efficient Kitchen Appliances
When considering a refrigerator , dishwasher or washing machine , shopping for kitchen remodeling project , each device will have an energy rating . Advanced technology now means that consumers can use 10-50 percent less energy and water than standard models
Induction cooking uses electricity to produce a magnetic field that reacts with the iron oxide content of stainless steel, cast iron and enameled steel cookware . This excites the molecules and generates heat. Cookware (and therefore food) is hot but cooker not. Less heat is wasted and the food warms faster , saving time and energy. Induction cooking is about 90 percent more energy efficient than gas and electric radiant that are 50-60 percent effective.
Dishwashers and washing machines
Use a full load in your dishwasher and washing machine. If you are considering buying a new machine , make sure that you buy a water efficient model. Check out our website where we summarize other information about water efficient appliances .
MAGIC concrete or stone Home Kitchen Counter -tops .
Your kitchen design should include materials that are durable and water - resistant to both counters and back splash . Stained concrete uses non - toxic, natural pigments rather than surface- applied stains . Many species of native stones are available and can come from protected sources. Make sure you are adequately sealed to prevent staining .
Energy -Efficient Task lighting and lighting control
Kitchen designs often contain two or three light settings such as general, task lighting, and mood lighting . Maximize natural light wherever possible and low voltage systems for task and mood lighting .
Eco - Friendly Kitchen Floors
Products made from renewable forests can provide you with beautiful , affordable and durable floor - and in an environmentally friendly choice . Bamboo, cork and eucalyptus mature at about half the time (or less) that it takes hardwoods grown in colder climates to reach market size.
Nothing enhances comfort and energy efficiency kitchens more than a sufficient amount of insulation in external walls. To add insulation to the existing kitchen wall , blow fibrous insulation material - fiberglass or natural materials such as cellulose and mineral wool - into a closed wall, floor and roof cavities. " Dense packing " insulation prevents air circulation inside the cavity , thereby eliminating a major cause condensation problems with moisture and air leakage .
Kitchen windows , doors and skylights
Well-designed windows and skylights can lighten the atmosphere of the kitchen and save on fuel bills as well. Make sure that the products used have low thermal emission glass shield that increases room comfort , protect the subjects from the sun and reduces condensation on the windows .
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