Whether you live in Sydney, Melbourne or any other city in Australia, you’ll see that the latest trend in home renovations is to go green. Eco friendly renovations are trending throughout the entire home including kitchens where they can offer the greatest savings all the way around. From cutting down on your power consumption to doing your part towards sustainability and saving the planet, Sydney kitchen renovating by K&B Renovations and other renovation experts is trending for obvious reasons. Not only will you save tons of money over the long term but you will have a lovely new kitchen in the process.
Here are some of the renovations that are currently popular in and around Sydney.
Bench and Counter Tops
One of the most practical renovations you can imagine is to have your bench and countertops renovated in granite or marble. While synthetic materials for laminates are cheaper in the moment, they are not durable so they need to be replaced or re-topped often over time. They also emit potentially harmful gases over time as they heat. Although you don’t see or feel those fumes, Mother Earth does and cringes with each installation. Granite and marble are sustainable and many times even outlive the home. Looking not to renovate or remodel every few years? Go natural stone.
What’s Behind Your Walls?
When you begin renovating your kitchen, you might like to know exactly what is behind those walls. Are they insulated properly so that your home stays warmer in cooler months and cooler in warmer months? Has moisture seeped through causing black mould and mildew? You can save considerably on climate control as well as in doctor and medical bills by renovating your kitchen in the trendiest way possible. Black mould is dangerous to your health and no other space is more prone to it than the kitchen and bathroom of your home. After all, this is where your plumbing is!
Appliances with Energy Rating Labels
Be them your built-in like countertop stoves or under-the-counter dishwashers, appliances need to have an Energy Rating Label as established by the government of Australia. There are two main kinds: the regular label with a six star rating and a ten star label if the appliance installed has seven or more stars rating. Obviously the more stars the appliance has in its rating, the greater energy-efficiency it will afford. Bear in mind if you are going green, you want the highest number of stars possible which can save the most money over the long term and consume the least amount of energy, thereby lowering your carbon footprint.
Having your kitchen renovated has one other benefit you may not have thought of at the moment. Since the kitchen, for most families, is the heart and soul of the home, if you ever intend to sell your home, a lovely renovated energy-efficient kitchen will be your biggest seller and fetch a higher price. Renovate now to enjoy savings over the long term. You’ll be so glad you did.
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