Kitchen

Out of all the rooms in a home, the kitchen presents the most opportunities to green things up – simply because there are so many elements to consider. There are green materials choices for cabinetry, countertops, finishes, and flooring. Green options for sinks, faucets, lighting, and windows. Focusing on energy efficiency gives you good bang for your buck in the kitchen, too. Did you know that as much as 15% of home energy use is expended in the kitchen?

The “bones” of your kitchen design can also play a huge role in energy and resource efficiency. Shorter plumbing runs make hot water delivery more efficient. Skylights can help reduce energy use. Even the location of your appliances matter. For example, a significant amount of energy can be saved by placing the refrigerator out of direct sunlight and away from heat-generating appliances, as well as by ensuring ample air space around appliances to vent off ambient heat. Take some time to explore our articles with more tips, and enjoy perusing our product and project inspiration!

An Eco-Spin on Today’s Top 10 Kitchen Trends

Both the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and the International Builders’ Show (IBS) took place virtually this year but were not short on well-designed products with enhanced functionality. Here’s an eco-spin on the 10 kitchen trends to keep in mind when building or renovating your eco-friendly kitchen.

Fireclay Tile Proves Good Design Can Also Do Some Good

Fireclay is unique from anyone else in that they hand-make every tile to order using recycled materials and sustainable manufacturing practices. They come in tons of shapes and colors using a natural VOC-free pigmenting process.

12 Eco-Friendly Kitchen Sinks for All Styles and Budgets

Energy-efficient appliances? Check. Recycled glass countertop? Check. Water-saving faucet? Check. You’re working through your kitchen eco-renovation and it’s time to pick a sink. We scoured the internet and found a wide array of gorgeous green options.

A 9-Step Checklist for an Eco-Friendly Kitchen Remodel

Nothing totally transforms the feel of a home like a freshly-updated kitchen. And when it comes to green remodeling, the kitchen may be the absolute perfect candidate – as anyone with remodeling experience knows, there are just about a million different ways to do it!

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