Kitchen Remodel Ideas–Going Green in Tampa, Sarasota, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Jacksonville & Beyond
While going green isn’t a new movement, lately it has caught on with just about everyone. From Hollywood celebrities to your next-door neighbor in Tampa, one of the most popular kitchen remodel ideas today is adding eco-friendly elements to your home. And, although it is great for the environment, the planet isn’t the sole reason for implementing environmentally friendly touches; people are also trying to save a few extra dollars.
Ironically, “green” products have a reputation for being expensive. While a totally eco-friendly kitchen remodel can cost 20 percent to 30 percent more than conventional construction, there are still ways to add energy saving elements while spending only as little as 2 percent to 3 percent more than using traditional materials.
At AlliKristé we have “going green” kitchen remodel ideas that will make great additions to your home in Tampa, Sarasota, Ft. Myers, Jacksonville, Naples, Bradenton, and throughout FL:
- Cabinets—Look for cabinets that are made of solid wood or other materials such as wheatboard. Also, look for material that is finished with nontoxic finishes. AlliKristé carries the latest in eco-friendly cabinetry options, which qualify toward the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED green program requirements.
- Countertops—There are manufacturers that produce countertops made from paper or hemp, which are deceptively easy to clean, and durable. Those who prefer tile countertops can be eco-friendly by using recycled tile from previous installations.
- Appliances—Products that have the ENERGY STAR label will ensure you that you’re using 10 percent to 50 percent less energy than your standard models.
- Water-saving features—Faucets with aerators will inject air bubbles into the water stream to create the same water pressure of your standard faucet while using less water. Recirculation pumps keep the water in your faucet hot, eliminating the need to waste gallons of water waiting for the water to go hot.
Other green kitchen remodel ideas include using bamboo, cork, or scrap wood to build backsplashes, and more, in your space. You can also go from a side-by-side refrigerator to a top and bottom model to conserve energy.
Contact us today for a free kitchen design consultation to discuss your kitchen remodeling ideas. Our designers can provide further kitchen remodel ideas for your space in Tampa, Jacksonville, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Naples, Bradenton, or anywhere else in Florida.