The Heart of The Home: Keeping Your Kitchen Modern and Green

Here at HomeTech, we believe the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house, truly the heart of the home. This is where baking begins, homework happens, and family meals are shared. With so much traffic in one space, it’s easy for the kitchen to become run down and dingy over the years, and we don’t always have the spare money, or time, for a full renovation. So the HomeTech team has taken the time to break down three ways to make your kitchen brighter, more modern, and efficient, without doing a full blown remodel.

Fresh Backsplash

The backsplash is an attention grabber in the kitchen, but the trends and tiles are constantly changing. Switching out your current backsplash for something more modern, and bright is a great way to freshen up the kitchen. We recommend a glass tile backsplash. Glass tile is not only super trendy, hygienic, easy to clean, and beautiful, it also has a light bouncing effect that makes the room feel more open and larger. There is a plethora of colors and styles for glass tiles and you can even mix and match to create fun patterns.

Cabinetry

Updating your cabinetry could be as easy as a coat (or two) of paint. Go with fresh white, or shake it up with a cool cement grey. This will surely modernize the look of your kitchen.

If you’re looking to spend a little more, and improve the quality of the air in your home, go for brand new cabinetry. The interior boxes of cabinets are most often made of plywood, particleboard, or fiberwood. All these materials are constructed of glues and formaldehyde binders that can release toxic fumes into the air. We suggest upgrading to no or low VOC (volatile organic compounds) finished cabinets. Contact us for questions on how to find the best cabinets for your kitchen!

Bright Lights

It seems like we are constantly campaigning for everyone to go green and use eco-friendly technology…And here we go again! Swapping out outdated lighting for modern fixtures will modernize the room and give you the perfect opportunity to use energy-efficient lighting. LED bulbs is a simple way to help save the environment while also saving you some cash on your next electric bill. An LED bulb uses 20% of the energy as its predecessor and lasts more than 20 times longer. That is the math we like to see. Being eco-friendly has never seemed so cost benefiting! Make the kitchen run more efficiently, and also add in some trendy pendant lights to finish off this budget-friendly freshen up on the heart of your home.

 

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