How to Design an Eco-Friendly Kitchen

There are many benefits of including eco-luxury products, building materials, and technology in the design of your home ranging from environmental to convenience and sanitization. These qualities are especially important in the kitchen where you’re preparing and eating food.

How to Design an Eco-Friendly Kitchen

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Take a tour of a Hollywood Hills home kitchen with Lori Dennis that prioritizes sustainability that is seamlessly integrated into the design of the space. Watch here:

10 Quick Tips for Making Your Kitchen Eco-Friendly in a Flash

1. Swap wood and plastic with sustainable bamboo

2. Utilize natural light as much as possible, and include fluorescent lights which use less energy

3. Use natural-fiber textiles on dining chairs and barstools

4. Buy Energy-Star Appliances to save energy

5. Opt for Top-Bottom style refrigerators over side by side models so that less air escapes

6. Repurpose Takeout Containers as Tupperware

7. Include Plants as Decor to refresh the air and add a living element to the space

8. Use solid wood or other non-hazardous materials for cabinets

9. Choose faucets with aerators to save you hundreds of gallons a year

10. Include tile wherever possible or if you must paint, op’t for water-based paints