Published at Thursday, December 07th 2017, 23:34:30 PM by Michele Gustika. Appliances. is an area of your kitchen that is often forgotten, and yet plays a major role your entire kitchen. If your flooring is keeping you in the past, try switching from your traditional rolled vinyl or linoleum flooring to a more resilient, timeless material — we’re talking wood, tile, or stone.
Published at Thursday, December 28th 2017, 23:35:06 PM. Appliances By Michele Gustika. Outdated kitchens were made with materials that were popular decades ago, including metals used for kitchen hardware. With manufacturer’s releasing innovative materials and design trends following suit, it may be time to rethink your drawer pulls and lighting fixtures.
Published at Thursday, December 28th 2017, 23:35:06 PM. Appliances By Tina Gerard. Tankless water heaters only heat water when it is needed, instead of keeping a reserve of water at a constant temperature. They will save you money and space in your garage, closet or basement. Since there is not a tank, the tankless unit is a box on a wall that saves valuable floor space.
Published at Thursday, December 28th 2017, 00:02:53 AM. Appliances By Michele Gustika. Dishwasher: Similarly to your refrigerator, your family’s lifestyle will largely dictate what type of dishwasher will be ideal for your home. Lower end models tend to have simplified controls, while more elaborate ones will have energy efficiency qualities, hidden controls, and noise reduction qualities – especially helpful in small homes or open floor plans. Dishwasher drawers are also available for smaller amounts of dishware and can save water usage when you don’t have large loads to clean.
Published at Thursday, December 28th 2017, 00:02:49 AM. Appliances By Elisabeth Primavera. FURNACE: Global warming is caused by the harmful greenhouse gases that emits from your home furnace. The furnace contributes to the largest portion of your energy bill. Before you replace your current furnace look at the rest of your home’s sources for leaking air sources and fix them first. Make sure the windows in your home are tightly sealed and doors don’t have air leaks around the perimeter. The insulation in your home should also be reviewed.
Published at Thursday, December 28th 2017, 00:02:49 AM. Appliances By Lucille Harkart. Your countertops also get a large portion of real estate in your kitchen. While outdated kitchens may have the inconvenient tile-and-grout or cheap vinyl for workspace, the variety of countertop surfaces options out there today are endless. Foom solid surfacing varieties that consist of resin and polymers to natural stone varieties such as marble and granite, there’s an option for everyone’s style and budget.
Published at Thursday, December 28th 2017, 00:02:48 AM. Appliances By Michele Gustika. REFRIGERATOR: Depending on the age of your refrigerator you could be spending more for electricity than you need to. Refrigerator’s use approximately 18% of your energy cost for your monthly bill for your home. If your refrigerator is more than 10 years old, consider buying a newer model. They contribute to global warming and by replacing can reduce this harmful effect to the Earth’s atmosphere. The money spent on a new model will be made up for in your monthly savings. If you have a newer refrigerator clean the condenser coils yearly to reduce dust and dirt.
Published at Thursday, December 28th 2017, 00:02:47 AM. Appliances By Shirley Apriando. Consider replacing plumbing fixtures as well, as low-flow kitchen faucets save a lot of water. Updating your kitchen shouldn’t only be for aesthetics; it should also help save you money and the Earth’s resources.