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Eco Friendly Kitchen Design
March 1, 2019

When designing a kitchen for your home, these days it is important to consider the environmental impact your appliances and building materials will have. Being environmentally responsible tends to not only be better for the planet but better for your long term spending. This article will show you a few products and materials that you can use to spend less and waste less in the kitchen.

Bamboo

Bamboo as a building material is amazing. It is strong, beautiful, and due to the fast rate at which the plant grows, it is incredibly sustainable. At MR Direct we offer a whole line of bamboo bathroom sinks, and have recently added two gorgeous apron style bamboo kitchen sinks! These sinks will warm up a modern farmhouse, country or industrial kitchen with its gorgeous wood grain and sample size.

Efficient Refrigerators

When it comes to refrigeration, having a proper seal makes all the difference. If a refrigerator is leaking out air, it has to work continually to keep your food to temperature. The best type of refrigerator for keeping the cold is the top/down style, as opposed to the side to side style. This modern approach to design is much better at maintaining a proper seal.

Efficient Refrigerators

When it comes to refrigeration, having a proper seal makes all the difference. If a refrigerator is leaking out air, it has to work continually to keep your food to temperature. The best type of refrigerator for keeping the cold is the top/down style, as opposed to the side to side style. This modern approach to design is much better at maintaining a proper seal.

Photos Courtesy of: www.spencerstv.com

Photos Courtesy of: www.spencerstv.com

Convection Ovens

Convection ovens come with a fan on the inside, which circulates the heat. This helps to not only cook your food more evenly but also much more quickly and at a lower temperature! Reduce waste by cooking more meals at home in these more energy efficient homes.

Cork Flooring

Cork flooring is all the rage in kitchen design these days due to its sustainability. Cork is bark that is stripped away from the cork tree. It regrows and can be harvested again many times. Not only is it sustainable, but cork flooring has a beautiful natural design to it, is sound absorbent, as well as being resistant to mold and mildew.

Cork Flooring

Cork flooring is all the rage in kitchen design these days due to its sustainability. Cork is bark that is stripped away from the cork tree. It regrows and can be harvested again many times. Not only is it sustainable, but cork flooring has a beautiful natural design to it, is sound absorbent, as well as being resistant to mold and mildew.

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Natural Fabrics

When buying curtains or cushions for your kitchen, consider organic cotton, bamboo, or a hemp blend. These fabrics use a lot less water, destructive chemicals, and tend to come from companies that use fair trade. Another great way to reduce waste on a daily basis is to switch out paper towels for reusable kitchen towels and invest in beeswax cling wrap.

Photos Courtesy of: www.honest.com