If you’re exploring for ways to improve the look of your home in 2013, have you considered glass? The material may not be a homeowners first choice for the kitchen, but can be a great idea to brighten and enhance the space. Glass is already prominently used in the home within its windows. However, we’re beginning to see glass used in kitchens and furniture pieces. Whether you choose to add it in your kitchen in cabinetry or even countertops, here are some inspiring ideas on how to use glass.
If you’re in love with modern design, installing glass tiles can be a great option for your kitchen backsplash. There are an array of colors and shapes to choose from that will create an ultra-sleek look. Another bonus is that glass is super easy to clean.
Do you have dinnerware or collectibles you wish to show off? If so, having your cabinet doors installed with glass may be for you. The look will certainly enhance your kitchen by making the room feel larger and lighter. You could also install lighting inside the cabinets to illuminate special pieces.>
Design something unique for your home. Glass countertops made from recycled materials can create a one-of-a-kind focal point in the kitchen. Also, the glass holds reflective properties that can bring in light from surrounding rooms as well as any natural light.
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As the heart of the home, the kitchen is a space that requires a lot of money, energy, and time to function for everyday living. To keep up with the busy lifestyle of today’s family, it is wise for homeowners to introduce eco-friendly appliances and products that help the environment. If you are considering a green kitchen design, take a look at what we recommend to update your space.
Energy Efficient Appliances
Technology has evolved in the kitchen allowing homeowners to save on their energy bills and be eco-friendly. As the only appliance to run 24/7, update your refrigerator to an energy efficient model. You could also install an induction cooktop which is 73% more energy efficient than gas.
Top off your cabinetry with a countertop that’s made from recycled content. With a wide range of styles, you can choose from muted colors with paper-based products to bright and visually interesting terrazzo patterns made from recycled glass and epoxy. Also, bamboo is a great option since its a fast growth substitute for wood that is renewable.
LED Light Bulbs
Illuminate your kitchen with light bulbs that provide higher-quality light and use less energy than others. LED bulbs are an ideal solution for environmentally friendly and cost-conscious homeowners. Plus LEDs live approximately 100,000 hours, which means they’ll last for years.
Need to update your kitchen cabinets? Consider brands, like Wood-Mode, that have received certification in the Environmental Stewardship Program by the Kitchen Manufacturer’s Association. Our line of Wood-Mode cabinets are manufactured with the use of environmentally friendly materials and processes.
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