Going Green with Kitchen Construction in San Antonio

by | Nov 21, 2013 | Business

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Whether you are in the beginning stages of Kitchen construction in San Antonio or are only in the consideration stage, it is never to early or too late to consider going green in your kitchen renovations. When you incorporate environmentally friendly cabinets, floors and appliances into your kitchen remodeling, it can help you save money on water and electricity and reduce the use of non-sustainable materials as well as increase the value of your home. Here are some of the most common items for an environmentally friendly kitchen.

The appliances in the kitchen are the largest culprits of energy use. When talking with your contractor about your kitchen construction and renovation in San Antonio, consider replacing old appliances with new energy efficient models. Stoves, refrigerators, microwaves and dishwashers that are Energy Star approved can dramatically reduce the cost of energy and water use. In some situations, replacing old appliances with energy efficient ones can be used as a tax deduction, which may save you even more money.

When replacing the sink during your Kitchen construction in San Antonio, consider adding a faucet that has a sensor. This type of faucet can significantly reduce the amount of wasted water, because it automatically shuts off when not in use. Even though the hot water heater may not be installed in the kitchen, you can still include it in as part of your green remodeling project. Wrapping the hot water heater will help reduce the cost to heat the water, which means each time you use the hot water in the kitchen, you could be saving money.

When choosing the materials for the cabinetry, flooring and counter-tops, consider using materials that have been sustainability resourced and/or recycled. Some of the most common materials include bamboo which is sustainable and looks great when used for flooring and cabinets. Another great option for counter-tops or back-splashes is recycled glass. Bamboo, stone or terrazzo are durable, recycled, sustainable and look great when used as flooring.

Once the construction is completed and you are enjoying your new environmentally friendly home, remember to use green cleaning supplies to keep your new kitchen looking new. There are a number of green cleaning products to choose from or you can save additional money by making your own. For more information visit us at http://www.shawcoremodeling.com/.

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