Posted January 22, 2015 by Gabriel Posternak

Green Building Materials: Kitchen

Not so long ago, going green may have given the connotation that everything from your home décor to the clothing you wore was made out of unusual and perhaps even uncomfortable materials. There were not too many choices and those limited choices were expensive at best.

However, such is not the case. Today, green building materials and green remodeling are unique and flavorful, to say the least. Moreover, if you are doing a green kitchen remodeling, then you are in even more luck and all of it is good.

Green kitchen remodeling has never been so versatile that it is nearly impossible to not find what you are seeking.

Recycled Glass

Recycled glass is all the rage and is useful in many areas around the home. Mixing recycled glass with other materials makes it even more versatile. Recycled glass is useful for backsplashes, countertops and even for kitchen flooring. Imagine how beautiful your floor will look and how good you will feel using recycled glass for your flooring.

Cork it Up

cork flooring for kitchen

Cork has also come a long way when it comes to kitchen remodeling. The lovely thing about cork is that it is a renewable resource coming from the cork oak tree. Thankfully, as well, cork comes in many versatile colors and patterns so you will not be at a loss for choice. Cork works wonders to keep noise out and warmth in, so using cork as a backsplash or flooring option is a wise choice indeed.

Bamboo: As Natural as it Gets

Bamboo cabinets for kitchen

Bamboo is a wonderful choice for kitchen cabinetry or even flooring. Bamboo is sturdy and dependable and the green side of it is that it is a renewable resource, harvested quickly enough. Bamboo also gives a light and airy feel to your kitchen.

Solar Shutters

If you are fortunate enough to live underneath sunshine for most of the day, then solar shutters may be the choice for you. They work much the same way as solar panels only they are shutters placed around your window. Some of these solar shutters even come in options that resemble typical house shutters quite nicely.

So, if you have completely remodeled your kitchen, why not frame it out on the exterior to put that finishing touch?

The Finishing Touches

Once you have the major components of your green kitchen remodel underway, you can always spruce it up even more by adding the finishing green touches. For example, you can opt for paint that does not contain any volatile organic compounds (VOCs), replace all standard light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs and even shop for used or second hand merchandise to fill in the gaps.

If you are going to utilize throw rugs, think cotton, wool or even hemp for lovely additions to your new green kitchen remodel that are both functional and practical.

So, as you can see, you have many options when it comes to green materials, style, and design for your new green kitchen. Let us help you start your #Change4Better!

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