Thankfully, (although certainly not before time and even arguably a little too late), ordinary people across the length and breadth of the United Kingdom are finally realizing the importance of reducing their own, individual carbon footprint and living an eco-friendlier lifestyle.
Practicing a more environmentally friendly daily life is much simpler and easier than one may think and extends to all areas of your life, from how many office supplies you use on a regular basis to how you choose to decorate your private home.
With this in mind, if you are looking to live a more rewarding and eco-friendlier lifestyle at home, then continue reading to learn how to design an entirely eco-friendly kitchen.
Granite is by far the most modern, durable, aesthetically impressive material you could possibly choose for your kitchen worktops and is available in an array of different colors, shades, tones, and designs.
Wonderfully, however, the best thing about choosing from the wide range of granite worktops Bury is the environmentally friendly nature of granite itself. Granite is completely and entirely natural and granite surfaces are exceedingly hygienic as they neither allow bacteria to grow nor accumulate large amounts of dust.
Improve the Insulation
If you consider yourself somewhat of a DIY expert, then you could relatively easily improve the insulation of your kitchen yourself, or else hire the services of a reputable and renowned tradesperson who will do the job for you.
Improving the insulation of all rooms in your home, not just the kitchen, will result in a reduction in the amount of heat lost through the walls of the house, increase you and your families’ overall feelings of comfort and contentment, reduce the cost of your energy bills and also reduce your carbon footprint.
Bring the Outside In
There are a wide plethora of fantastic and multi-faceted advantages to the addition of real indoor plants and flowers into your kitchen space, not least the environmental benefits such a decision will result in.
Advantages of having real plants growing and thriving in your home include:
- An overall reduction in feelings of anxiety and stress
- Help in recovering from illnesses such as colds and viruses
- A considerable boost in energy and motivation
- A sharpened attention span and increased focus and concentration
- A clearer, purer, and altogether healthier air quality
Eliminate All Single Use Plastic
Reducing the amount of plastic packaging and storage items you have in the entirety of your home (especially in your kitchen where it is more likely to be used more frequently) is one of the best ways to ensure your new kitchen layout and design is as eco-friendly as possible.
This is where you can have fun replacing and recycling items in the kitchen to your hearts content (though don’t get rid of something that works just because it is plastic); such as using washable tea-towels instead of wastefully disposable kitchen rolls, replacing cling film with thin tea towels or food containers, using old glass jars to store food such as pasta, using reusable sandwich bags for packed lunches and using dish cloths instead of cheap kitchen sponges.