Greening Your Kitchen Roanoke VA

The kitchen probably contains more energy draining fixtures and appliances than any other room in the house. When planning a renovation project, create a space that is as energy efficient and as healthy of an environment as possible. Read on to find out more.

Kitchen & Bath Gallery
(540) 345-8191
2120 Salem Ave Sw
Roanoke, VA
 
Kitchen & Bath Gallery
(540) 283-9907
2120 Salem Ave
Roanoke, VA
 
Rockfab Custom Granite & Marble
(540) 343-5551
3406 Orange Ave Ne
Roanoke, VA
 
F & S Building Innovations Inc
(540) 985-9160
2944 Orange Av NE
Roanoke, VA
 
Ace Remodeling & Handyman Service
(540) 427-4383
452 Arbutus Ave Se
Roanoke, VA
 
Kitchen and Bath Gallery
(540) 345-8191
2120 Salem Ave Sw
Roanoke, VA
 
Zia Construction And Remodeling
(540) 985-3440
2218 Hunters Rd Sw
Roanoke, VA
 
High Peak Remodeling
(540) 777-4251
6014 Williamson Rd
Roanoke, VA
 
Rockfab Kitchen & Bath
(540) 382-7877
3406 Orange Ave Ne
Roanoke, VA
 
Case Handyman & Remodeling
(540) 982-2484
3513 Brambleton Ave
Roanoke, VA
 

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Using recycled materials for your counter tops and cabinets is a great way to promote a healthy environment.

The kitchen probably contains more energy draining fixtures and appliances than any other room in the house. If planning a renovation project, why not create a space that is as energy efficient and as healthy of an environment as possible?
 
The key elements to a healthy environment are good ventilation, natural lighting, and non-toxic materials. Skylights and large windows can provide light and ventilation. Ventilation can also be achieved through a range hood that draws in fresh air while removing airborne particles and preventing the growth of mold spores.
 
Look for products that are natural and made from renewable resources . Bamboo and linoleum are just two examples of natural flooring. Choose cabinets constructed out of renewable wood products and be sure to include space for ample recycling bins. If maintaining a progressive recycling and composting program, it is advantageous to have easy and quick access to your organization system. Recycled countertops made of recycled tubs, toilets, and sinks are actually quite attractive. Natural stones and bamboo are other options for countertopping.
 
Minimizing is another way to conserve. Determine your needs, and get by with the smallest appliances possible. When shopping for appliances, look for the Energy Star label to ensure the appliance is compliant with the conservation guidelines establi...

Read the full article in the CalFinder Remodeling and Home Solar Power Magazine