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Making Sure Your Denver Kitchen Remodeling Project Is Green

July 25, 2018

It’s popular these days for homeowners to look into adding energy efficiency as part of their Denver kitchen remodeling project. Green kitchens mean less energy cost, a smaller carbon footprint, and a better environment for your home. Kitchens are a great way to incorporate “green” options into your home because there are such a wide range of ways to do it, including countertops, cabinets, and appliances.
Let’s take a look at how you can make your kitchen—and your home—more energy efficient. (Here are some more tips from the folks at HouseLogic on making sure your kitchen is green.)

Items to Consider for Your Energy-Efficient Kitchen

Replacing your old kitchen appliances is one of the easiest ways to improve the energy efficiency of the kitchen. Newer appliances with good Energy Star ratings can decrease the cost of running them by more than 30 percent. That adds up! For more information and help with deciding what appliances to go with, check out Energy Star’s 2018 most efficient ratings for home appliances.
Installing low-flow water faucets can help reduce your water usage by 60 percent, which is not only an energy savings but a must for our drought-ridden state. You can also prevent hot water loss by insulating hot water pipes.
Radiant floor heating is not only a luxury, but it is a must for the green kitchen because it increases energy efficiency. Radiant floor heating provides a comfortable, consistent heat—and it eliminates the airborne particles that occur with a forced air heating. A bonus is that it can help warm up the basement below the kitchen as well.

Other Benefits of an Energy-Efficient Kitchen

Cost considerations are always important to homeowners who are involved in remodeling projects, and your level of commitment to a green kitchen might be directly related to your budget. But keep the following in mind:
  • Green kitchens don’t necessarily have to cost more. Many the materials you will need are competitively priced with non-green options.
  • Green remodeling means a focus on low-maintenance kitchens that lost a long time, so you’ll pay less for repairs over the long run.
  • Because green kitchens reduce energy costs, this will recoup some of your investment over time.
Going green with your kitchen remodeling project just makes sense. You’ll reduce your energy costs and create a healthier environment in your home. The final product will be a low-maintenance, long-lasting kitchen that works well for your family—and is better for the environment. All it takes is a bit of planning ahead of time.
Are you ready to go green with your Denver kitchen remodeling project? The professionals at Ridgeline Design and Build can work with you to transform your kitchen that not only looks good and functions well but that is also energy efficient and low maintenance. A kitchen remodeling project will also add value to your home. Give us a call at 303-346-6100 or request a free quote. When you are ready for your kitchen remodeling project, let the experts at Ridgeline Remodeling help. Contact us today!