Over the past few years, it has become more popular for households across the nation to adopt more sustainable practices at home in a pledge to reduce their carbon footprint. Since the kitchen is where your family spends the most time together, you want to be sure that everything is functioning in the most ecological way possible. Not only does this reduce the harmful impact your home may be having on the environment, it also makes your kitchen a safer space for all your family whilst saving you money on your energy bills.
A great place to start with how to make your kitchen more sustainable
When renovating or buying a new kitchen, we are thinking about sustainable kitchen design. At Kemphaus Kitchens we are here to help you make the best choices to fit your needs throughout the whole process, from the initial design all the way through to your finished dream kitchen. Here are a few ways we can design a sustainable kitchen for you that’s built to last.
Choose high-quality materials that are made to last
Our suppliers Kuhlmann, use strict quality control procedures throughout procurement, order processing, and production meaning your kitchen will be made from the highest-quality materials that will stand the test of time. Kuhlmann also combines high standards of functionality with bespoke design. They use sustainably sourced wood from PEFC-certified forest areas for their wooden kitchen units, and with good care, their kitchens are designed to last a lifetime.
As an Elite Premium dealer for Cosentino UK, we are proud to offer the highest quality, sustainable kitchen worktops for your dream kitchen. Whether you choose the exotic Sensa natural granite, the ultra-compact, and heat-resistant Dekton, or the highly durable and impact-resistant Silestone Quartz, all surfaces by Cosentino have a high scratch and stain resistance with up to 25 years of guaranteed quality. Even with daily use, you won’t have to worry about replacing your kitchen surfaces for years to come.
Use energy-efficient appliances
We work with a number of quality kitchen suppliers to enhance our bespoke kitchens with a variety of sustainable kitchen products, making your daily life run smoother. At Kemphaus Kitchens, we love a good brew as much as any Brit, but we also think kettles are a little, well, old-fashioned. Not only do they take up precious cooking prep space, if you’re not careful to use just the right amount of water for your mug, then they can be a waste of energy too. That’s why we love the hot taps by Quooker. With hot and cold, boiling, filtered chilled, and even sparkling water on tap, there’s no excuse to be buying plastic water bottles with a Quooker hot tap in your kitchen. It also uses up less energy than the humble kettle to heat water, and you can control exactly how much water needs to be heated, leaving no room for energy wastage. You can also use your Quooker to fill pots for boiling pasta, vegetables, etc., negating the need for using extra energy by boiling extra water.
Good ventilation is crucial to improving the air quality in your kitchen. Why not install one of our downdraft induction hobs from BORA?
There’s no need to waste materials on an overhead extraction hood when BORA seamlessly integrates the extractor fan into the induction hob, where steam and fat are drawn from your pans through a cavity in the hob and through a carbon filter before recirculating clean air or being ducted outside. Thanks to advanced technology, downdraft hobs are also extremely quiet, unlike traditional overhead hoods. For the lowdown on how downdrafts work, check out our blog post on them here.
Finally, often overlooked is lighting in the kitchen design process, but we believe it adds the final, personal touch to your dream kitchen. Our remote-controlled LED temperature lighting allows you to set the mood for any occasion with a simple touch of a button, from a warm and romantic ambiance to a cool and fresh feel. At Kemphaus Kitchens, we can include lighting in your design, our remote LED lighting only uses 12 volts compared to the 240 volts used in overhead lighting, saving you money on your electricity bill.
Come and visit our showroom at Kemphaus Kitchens, bordering Herts and Essex, and we’ll be happy to tell you more about the ways we can make your kitchen more sustainable.
Call us on today on 01279 758777 to discuss your home project.
Kemphaus Kitchens, Bishop’s Stortford
Liane has been a director of Kemphaus Kitchens since its’ inception and has 30 years’ experience in interior design, property development, and PR & Marketing.
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