How to Create an Environmentally Friendly Kitchen

Kitchen Renovation

A future where homes are free of toxic materials, construction materials are fully recyclable and reusable, and we create more energy than we consume. That’s the vision of writer and green living expert Jennifer Roberts, author of the 2006 book Good Green Kitchens. Here are a few of her tips for integrating ecological design into your kitchen renovation plans. 1. Choice of wood When home owners are thinking about replacing the floor in their kitchen, they rarely consider the environmental…


5 Tips for Keeping Your Kitchen Organized

Organized Kitchen

Pots and pans, cooking gadgets, canned goods and baking supplies: altogether, it may seem impossible to keep this jumble organized in your kitchen. What’s more, the kitchen is usually a high-traffic room, where everything from the newspaper to receipts and loose change tend to pile up. Here are some tips on keeping your kitchen organized: 1. Floor-to-ceiling cabinet ideas If…


5 Things to Consider Before You Install Heated Floors

Heated Floors

Electric floor heating technology has come a long way in recent years. Today, it’s widely considered a highly affordable and comfortable heating method. The most important thing is getting it installed by pros. Electric heated floors for older homes Electric radiant heating systems are simpler to install than other underfloor heating systems, such as those using heated water pipes. The…


4 Stylish and Functional Kitchen Sinks

Kitchen Sink

It’s worth doing your research before choosing a sink. As craftsman Chris Gleason writes in his 2010 book Kitchen Makeovers for Any Budget, most home owners rarely replace their sink, so you’ll probably live with your decision for decades. 1. Single-bowl stainless-steel sinks If you already own and use a dishwasher, double-bowl sinks may lose their appeal, as Gleason writes,…


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