We all would like to live in an eco-friendly home where we live in harmony with the enviroment. In the home we can begin the drive for an environment where we can begin to contribute towards achieving an ecological balance with the earth. The kitchen is a great place to begin.
The kitchen is the place where most of our wastage begins. So it is a great place to begin the “Reduce Reuse Recycle” principle. From there, you can progress to the other rooms in the homes. When it comes to interior decorating you can first consider the various energy-saving practices. There are lots of energy efficient appliances you can use in the home.
Next you can consider using materials (including chemicals) that are eco-friendly and toxin free. Purchase materials that is eco-safe, easy to clean, and use eco-friendly home cleaners to keep them looking good. Amazingly you will soon notice that an eco-friendly home is a cost efficient home. Yes, initially it can be a bit costly, but in the future the cost falls. You can save as much as 40% when it comes to your electricity bill, 50% on water consumption, and spend less time doing activities that requires you to maintain and repair your home because fixtures and plumbing is very efficient.
Next you can add a little plant life to your living space. It can be very motivating and attractive as well. Many herbs can be place in attractive pots and placed on window stills or close to windows on the counter.
An eco-friendly home has lots of beneficial effects. It can improve the overall health and well-being of families. It is also a very financially sound idea. However, above all, eco-friendly homes are more secure and safe.
Allowing as much light into the room can help you save on electricity. Take advantage of daylight to light up your kitchen. A sun roof in the kitchen is also a brilliant idea.
Window treatment can also be used when privacy is an issue.
There are natural and beautiful options for countertops Above, is granite. Other options are wood, concrete and ceramic tiles.
Choose flooring that help conserve natural resource.
Tiles for backsplashes can be made from recycled materials. The ideas for your whole kitchen can be durable, can make them functional, eco-safe, and beautiful.