Make Your Kitchen Eco-Friendly

Solar Powered FridgeThe go-green trend is in and it can be quite an expensive makeover for property owners. Generally speaking, many Americans spend about 90% of the time indoors and are exposed to air pollutants 10 to 100 times more than outside. Cooking fumes, gases from floors, countertops, walls and dust particles in carpets, rugs and other dust particles add to the air pollution inside the house. This is one of the reasons why more people are diagnosed with skin allergies and breathing problems. Going eco can help improve on the healthy quality and also enhance the energy efficiency level of your house.

Although it can expensive to remodel your entire house for eco-friendly ambiance, you can also make your kitchen green with easy and cost-effective methods.

Grow Veggies at Home: If you have a nice garden area or backyard plant veggies. By growing vegetables, you will be also growing organic meals for your family. Organic is basically another name for going green.

Eliminate the Waste: You don’t have to remodel your kitchen to make it green. In fact, you should aim to use everything by repairing and refurbishing them rather than throwing out the old stuff and buying the new ones. Going green has very little to do with buying new products.

Recycled Material: In case the need to buy new stuff arise as you prepare your kitchen for an eco-friendly look, buy things made from recycled materials. For instance, you can buy countertops made from recycled aluminum and glass.

Energy Saving Appliances: When you buy electrical appliances for your home or kitchen it is advisable to look for their respective star rating as it reflects how energy efficient they are. For instance, the latest range of refrigerator consumes 400 kW- hours annually, while old-model refrigerators consume 1200 kW-hours annually. You may also consider switching to solar energy sources. In fact, there are even solar-powered refrigerators available on the market today.

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