07 Jan 12 Green Design Ideas for Your Kitchen Remodel
A well-designed, attractive kitchen gives a home life. All that liveliness, though, is probably the single biggest energy drain in your home.
Lighting, refrigeration and cooking are responsible for 41.5 percent of a home’s energy consumption, according to U.S. Department of Energy estimates. Add to that regular kitchen activities like water heating, plus space heating and cooling, and you begin to get the picture of how critical the kitchen really is.
When you’re remodeling, the kitchen presents a big opportunity to improve the home’s energy performance. Broadening the scope of your project to include energy efficiency, ecological benefits, accessibility and health considerations will provide long-term cost savings, comfort, peace of mind and safety.
Click on the link below to discover 12 high-impact ideas for creating a “green” kitchen: