30 Jun How to Plan an Eco-Friendly Kitchen
Kitchen manufacturers have developed many eco-friendly solutions for every aspect of the kitchen for environmentally conscious consumers. It is as easier as ever to reduce your energy consumption in your home by following this helpful guide to planning an eco-friendly kitchen.
Starting with your electrical bill, save energy as well as money by investing in energy efficient kitchen appliances. Make sure you look at the energy star rating before purchasing an item. Paying a little extra for a better rating appliance will be more efficient in the long run. Ensure to position cooler appliances such as your refrigerator away from heat sources to reduce their energy consumption.
Sustainable choices for kitchen splashbacks are recycled tiles such as glass, ceramic or metal. These environmentally friendly and sustainable tiles not only add character to your kitchen, they come in a huge range of colours, shapes and finishes.
Kitchen flooring should be durable and made from recyclable materials. If you are using timber flooring ensure it is harvested sustainably. Cork, bamboo, concrete or glass tiles are also great renewable resources for kitchen flooring.
Durability is a crucial element of ecofriendly kitchen cabinets. Choose a material which can withstand exposure to heat, steam and water from various kitchen appliances. Renewable wood such as bamboo is a naturally stronger material and ideal for eco-friendly kitchens. Ensure use a safe cabinet finish with less chemical and fume emissions.
For kitchen areas which need lighting, install longer lasting bulbs which use less energy such as fluorescent or LED lighting. Energy star qualified kitchen lighting will provide a bright warm light while generating less energy and heat. Also, try and let as much natural light into your kitchen as possible when planning the layout to reduce your electrical bill and carbon footprint.
Here at Harrington Kitchens we work with you to create the perfect kitchen for you, no matter what your style is.
Harrington Kitchens offers a wide variety of kitchen designs and styles including:
- French Provincial Kitchens
- Modern Kitchens
- Classic Kitchens
- Laminate Kitchens
- Timber Kitchens
- Polyurethane Kitchens
- Country Kitchens
- Outdoor Kitchens
For more information on our various kitchen designs, please visit our Gallery. Our Gallery brings together a selection of our custom kitchen designs ranging from traditional to contemporary kitchens. Each kitchen style has the flexibility to work in any home environment and can be designed to suit all tastes and budgets.
The entire Harrington Kitchens team is focused on designing kitchens that utilise premium materials and offer each and every customer the highest level of service. Harrington Kitchens partners with the best quality kitchen suppliers within the kitchen manufacturing industry and employs experienced and professional tradesmen to ensure the longevity of your custom designed kitchen.
For a free quote and free design consultation please contact us at Harrington Kitchens on (02) 4647 4474 or submit an online enquiry, alternatively you are welcome to visit the Harrington Kitchens Showroom at 12 Graham Hill Road Narellan NSW or 5 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong NSW.
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