Green kitchen design has come a long way in a short time. Energy-efficient food preparation and cleaning habits, using equipment made from sustainable materials, and dodging toxic chemicals are also important if you want to have a truly healthy kitchen. Check some tips to go green in this blog post.
Gas VS Electric
When it comes to the stove top, it can be a tough choice between gas and electric. With electricity, the most efficient stoves are those that use induction elements, which transfer electromagnetic energy directly to the pan, leaving the cook-top itself relatively cool and using less than half the energy of standard coil elements.
Find a Contractor that knows about it
Working with a professional who already knows the green options you have to work with is always better than filling somebody in along the way and hoping for the best. You’ll save yourself both time and money by making sure you choose a contractor that speaks the language and knows all about the eco-friendly, non-toxic kitchen you’re looking for!
When selecting flooring, great options are wood, bamboo, cork, or tiles made from recycled materials. Many companies market “green” materials. It doesn’t hurt to look for the “Greenguard” certification to ensure you are truly getting an eco-friendly material free of formaldehyde and dangerous VOCs.
Energy Efficient Lighting
If you want to use bulbs, make sure to choose LEDs over traditional incandescents. LEDs are extremely energy efficient, available in a wide variety of colors, and typically last 20 times longer than incandescents.
Our KOB Cabinets have different certificates to ensure your family is safe. Check our cabinets styles here: https://www.kobkitchen.com/products/cabinets/