3 ideas for a kitchen more environmentally aware
The kitchen goes green! Here are a few points to follow for a more sustainable, ecological and less energy hog kitchen: choosing raw materials, electrical equipment and ventilation system.
The kitchen is a sharing place in which we prepare meals everyday, we try new recipes out, talk with our close ones. As for now, even if the kitchen cannot be 100% environmentally responsible, solutions exist that limit the harmful effects on the environment.
For a sustainable layout of your kitchen, make sure to opt for:
1. Environmentally friendly raw materials
For your furniture, backboard and finishing touches, favour natural materials, without odours of volatile organic compounds (VOC) such as formaldehyde. In concrete terms, opt for sound materials (natural wood, bamboo, glass, marble, aluminium...which have the advantage to be aesthetic and original!) as well as paints and lacquers water-based and without paint removers.
2. Electrical equipments that are little energy-guzzlers
During your purchases, pay attention to the energy consumption of your household appliances: fridge, freezer, oven, cooker hood… It appears on a coloured label, on a scale from A+++ to D (from the less to the most energy hog) and will enable you to choose a induction hob which are less energy hog than electrical cooktops.
3. An effective ventilation system
If they are well chosen, a cooker hood will evacuate efficiently the bad smells and fats present in the air. A reliable ventilation system will also stop the toxic substances from stagnating and will get rid of humidity which is very bad for the lifespan of your furniture.