Green Kitchens 101
Redoing a kitchen is the number one renovation project. But what is a green kitchen? What goes into a green kitchen remodel? The cornerstones of any green project should include:
- energy efficiency
- conservation of natural resources
- indoor air quality
As you begin your remodeling project, green thinking should pervade your entire design and construction process. Remodeled kitchens that improve energy efficiency, reduce indoor pollution and makes use of recycled of materials can provide you with a return on that investment every month you live there.
Note: See Chapter 6, The Kitchen in the book Green Remodeling for more details. You can read more about Green Remodeling in “Green Remodeling – Changing the World One Room at a Time”. An comprehensive review of green remodeling, including checklists, personal stories and expert insights. You can also contact us for training.
How to Get Started with your Green Kitchen Remodel
4-steps to get you started in the right direction.
1. Ask the Right Questions
We find that the most successful remodelers take the time before they begin the project to get in writing what they want to get out of their kitchen. We’ve collected a list of important question you should consider before getting started. You might even want each member of the house to answers the questions and gather later to discuss.
2. Set Goals
Once you have answered some of the key questions for your remodel. Draft a one-to-two page summary of your goals for your new kitchen.
3. Find a professional
4. Review Our Green Kitchen Remodel Best Practices