Remodeling your kitchen into a more eco-friendly space can not only be helpful for our environment but also save homeowners hundreds of dollars a year on utility bills. At Honey-Doers, we provide home remodeling services for the greater Twin Cities area.
One of our specialties is helping you find the right appliances and materials to construct an eco-friendly kitchen remodel. This post will cover the three central kitchen installations you can plan with eco-friendly products.
#1 Use Countertops Made of Recycled Material
Most kitchen remodels include removing old countertops and reinstalling them with a more modern option for better functionality and visual appeal. Among countertop catalogs, you’ll find many brands now include recycled materials in their manufacturing. These recycled materials typically include:
- Reclaimed wood
- Stainless steel
With so many options, it’s possible to both remodel with an eco-friendly mindset and get a countertop design worthy of your new kitchen.
#2 Install a High-efficiency Dishwasher
Eco-friendly dishwashers are pretty easy to get your hands on these days, and they come in a wide range of sizes and models. In fact, it’s hard to find a brand that doesn’t carry high-efficiency dishwashers. Some of the top dishwasher manufacturers in the world boast these certified appliances.
What Is a High-Efficiency Dishwasher? What Makes It Efficient?
High-efficiency dishwashers are dishwashers with an Energy Star certification, meaning they meet certain criteria to be labeled as such. Specifically, these dishwashers are designed to save homeowners several gallons of water per use (up to 10 gallons per cycle).
Features in a typical high-efficiency dishwasher include:
- Versatile temperature control
- Up-to-date filters designed for efficiency
- Soil sensors
- High-efficiency jets
You’ve probably seen the Energy Star label around. Appliances with this certification span well beyond dishwashers and into lighting products, water heaters, thermostats, and more.
#3 Find an Eco-friendly Sink That Saves Water & Money
Speaking of saving water, did you know the average household draws 18-27 gallons of water daily from their faucets? The key to saving water with your kitchen sink is to find one with a good aerator. Faucet aerators improve water flow by reducing the amount of water that comes out and shaping the stream for improved use. Aerators also help prevent splashing and all-around improve water pressure.
Additionally, as you seek to improve water use via your kitchen remodel, look for the WaterSense label on your new sink’s faucet model. WaterSense certified faucets meet water-saving criteria as regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Dedicated to Eco-friendly Kitchen Remodeling Services
At Honey-Doers, our contractors have years of experience planning and constructing home remodeling projects. We have a network of resources and professionals that help us bring remodeling dreams to life. We are adept at full and partial remodels as well as renovations, exterior and interior services, and much more.
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