An eco-friendly kitchen doesn’t only have to be great for the environment, it can also add style and feel to your home!
We’ve come up with a few tips on how to make your kitchen more environmentally friendly whilst remaining stylish and trendy!
CHOOSE A SURFACE THAT WILL STAND THE TEST OF TIME!
During your kitchen design, why not look at opportunities to incorporate sustainable materials for your worktops?
If something durable and long-lasting is your preference, then our Granite worktops are fantastic. However, if you want to take things to the next level, then opt for a Quartz or Corian worktop as the production of these materials has much less of an impact on the environment than the mining that is required for granite. In addition to the environmental benefits, Quartz and Corian are so durable that they are basically maintenance-free and will last a lifetime!
ENERGY SAVING APPLIANCES!
One of the easiest ways you can improve your efficiency and environmental impact every day is by thinking about the household appliances you use. Here are two of our recommended environmentally friendly upgrades:
One of the problems with gas cooking is that it can be inefficient. This is because up to 65% of the energy produced is wasted and ends up in the atmosphere and heating up your kitchen!
Induction cooking is a much more direct method of cooking with approximately 90% of the energy being delivered straight to your food.
Induction cooking is inarguably more environmentally friendly as induction hobs can be powered by renewable energy sources. Gas hobs, on the other hand, rely on natural gas to power them, which is a fossil fuel.
With perks like low energy consumption, no water wastage and low maintenance costs, we believe that a Quooker Boiling Water Tap is the perfect upgrade to that old kettle sitting on the corner of your kitchen worktop!
One of the main environmental advantages of the Quooker tap other than the low energy consumption is the fact it can help you prevent water wastage. We can all think of a time when we’ve boiled twice as much water as we’ve needed. The Quooker completely eliminates this risk as you can fill up a cup, jug or hot water bottle with the specific amount of water you wish for, without the extra water and energy being wasted.
CREATE A TIMELESS DESIGN!
Part of sustainability is undoubtedly longevity. The more you have to re-do or replace in your kitchen, the less sustainable it is. Given that we manufacture our own kitchens, we have complete control over how our cabinets are constructed and the components used within them. With over 45 years of manufacturing experience behind us, we have perfected the specification of our cabinets to ensure you are purchasing an exceptional kitchen. Safeguarding the quality of our kitchens are numerous quality control checks, which are undertaken during and after each cabinet is hand-built. We’re so confident in our cabinets that all kitchens within our Quantum range come with a 25-year guarantee on cabinets, door and drawer fronts. To create a timeless design, get in touch with one of our System Six Kitchen Designers!