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!

Compostizer Built-In Kitchen Countertop Compost Bin

Why choose the Compostizer? It frees up valuable countertop space. It’s modern and elegant looking. It has more capacity than other composters with a 2-gallon bucket. And, it can be used for garbage and recycling, as well!

Durat Sustainable Surfaces for Countertops, Sinks, Bathtubs, and More

Durat is a unique, sustainable solid surface material which contains recycled post-industrial plastics and is 100% recyclable. It’s available in more than 70 vibrant colors and custom colors can be tinted to order. Durat can be used to create seamless surfaces of any custom project. Click through to learn more!

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

According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, one in ten households will undergo a kitchen remodel in 2017. It’s supposed to be one of the smartest places to invest! Are you planning a renovation? Be sure to consider the top trends according to NKBA’s 2017...

Why Your Copper Sink May Outlive You—and Your Grandchildren

The most astounding thing about copper? It’s essentially ageless. In some cases, you can scarcely tell old copper from new copper. So, while stone sinks from the 18th and 19th centuries most certainly show their age, even the oldest of copper sinks are Benjamin Button-like in appearance. And it gets better: In addition to not aging, copper actually grows better with age and the more it is used the faster it will re-patina.

Global Award-Winning AquaBoy® Pro II

The AquaBoy® Pro II is a luxury appliance designed to address health, environmental and water quality and availability concerns by providing “purified great tasting water™” made from the air as a solution for single and multifamily homes, offices, break rooms, schools, hotel food services, and other business all over the world.

Dacor EPA Award-Winning, Luxury Column Refrigerators

These ENERGY STAR® certified refrigerators have received the prestigious 2017 E-Star Emerging Technology Award from the EPA for utilizing safer refrigerant, and each model showcases industry-leading features including best-in-class storage capacity and an exclusive auto-open door that requires only a light touch to operate.

A KITCHEN REVOLT – RECYCLED APPLIANCES TO THE RESCUE

My kitchen was out of sink. A while back, I was convinced my appliances had gathered around the triangle conjuring up ways to drive my family crazy. The collapse of the appliances ran the gamut from deranged to deceased…all in one agonizing week. Here are the sorted story highlights and how it led me on a path to find a sustainable option for a major appliance purchase.

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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