As the world begins to change, so do its methods on how to be sustainable. And in a world that is changing due to global warming and other ecological disasters, it’s important that we work hard to do our part for the planet. While it may not seem like a lot of change, it’s the little things that make an impact when everyone follows the same path.
If you want to begin a kitchen renovation with sustainability in mind, you’re in luck. With the help of our team here at Joseph Kitchen and Bath, we can make that dream a reality with some important design tips and tricks.
Pick Eco-Friendly Materials
While one may assume that eco-friendly materials would not look good/blend properly with a kitchen design, this is the farthest thing from the truth. The good news is that there are many materials out there that can make a kitchen look fresh, stylish and bright. Some of the many materials you can choose that are eco-friendly include:
- Recycled glass
- Paper composite
- Stainless steel
- Sustainable bamboo
- Reclaimed wood
Have Efficient Water Supply
One of the things to be worried about when it comes to sustainability is efficient water supply. Wasting water is something that can happen commonly, and even without realizing it. Things that would otherwise seem insignificant, such as a leaky tap, can be an issue that leads to a lot of water waste. Some of the best ways to save water in your next kitchen renovation include:
- Metering faucets
- Touchless sink fixtures
- Flow-flow aerators
Energy Efficient Lighting is Key
With the current advancements in technology, it’s never been easier to install energy-efficient lights into your home. Long gone are the incandescent lights that take up too much energy and make your energy bill skyrocket every month. With the current solutions involving LED technology, you can take advantage of LED lighting as well as fluorescent bulbs to shed your energy consumption and brighten up your kitchen with zero hassle. In specific, a few of the many lighting options we recommend include:
- LED lights (as previously mentioned)
- Recessed lighting
- Under cabinet lighting (instead of excessive main lighting fixtures)
- Over-island lighting
How Our Team Can Help
When you want quality, reliability and style all in one, our team at Joseph Kitchen & Bath does it better than anyone else. With the help of our highly experienced team, you can get the best kitchen renovation for your needs. To find out more about how you can start a kitchen renovation in Toronto with us, be sure to call our staff at (905) 707-7756 today!