It’s easier than ever to make sustainable choices when you renovate your home, from the materials you choose to the appliances you install. In fact, sustainability is a strongly emerging trend in kitchen renovation for 2018.
If you have watched HGTV recently you probably noticed reclaimed shiplap pop up once or twice. Using reclaimed wood in kitchen and other home renovations is one of the hottest sustainability trends of the moment, showing no sign of slowing down in 2018. Potential uses include a feature wall, an island, ceiling beams—use your imagination!
Smarter Lighting + Appliances
Making smart choices about lighting and appliances can help you design a more sustainable kitchen. When it comes to kitchen lighting, consider:
Looking for the Energy Star label is just the first step when shopping for energy efficient appliances. Today’s “smart” appliances have touch screens and synch to your smartphone or tablet.
Sustainable Materials + Manufacturers
Homeowners aren’t simply in search of more sustainable materials, like bamboo or recycled glass countertops, they are also looking for manufacturers committed to sustainable practices. For example, our friends at Wood-Mode are committed to environmental stewardship, implementing responsible technologies and manufacturing processes.
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