Today all people believes in turning to natural life in every their life details. One of those details is their houses. As all try to simulate nature in homes to get more health, economical and comfortable life. One of the biggest subjects which have taken people's interests is kitchens in homes where most of home owner works to get a green kitchen in his home. People start to remodel their homes - especially kitchens - to become green as nature.
But green remodeling requires a new approach to the remodeling process, with more up-front planning and coordination to capture opportunities that are often missed in the conventional remodeling process.This includes expanding your list of objectives as well as the way you compare the price of products and services, by taking wide-angle and long-term views of decisions. It also means being willing to invest time and energy to find solutions that best fit your needs. And finally, it means approaching your remodeling project with health and safety at the forefront.
Here you an advance planning pays large dividends in terms of long-term satisfaction with your project and cost containment.
Planning a remodel can elicit equal parts excitement and terror. The choices are endless.
Where do you begin? Generally, the more you can stick with existing walls, cabinetry, plumbing and electrical layouts, the less you will spend on your remodel. You'll use fewer resources with less waste. So first, define your priorities and then consider all your options carefully.
Decide What You Want.
Here you the most important concepts which you have to think of carefully before starting to remodel your existing one.
1 - Health:
Are materials and finishes nontoxic? Is ventilation sufficient? Are surfaces easy to clean without using harsh chemicals? Does the layout promote safety from slips, cuts, burns, and electric shocks?
2 - Usefulness:
Does the design make kitchen tasks easier and more pleasant? Create a list of your common kitchen tasks. Does the design help or hinder these?
3 - Efficiency:
Are the appliances and fixtures energy- and water-efficient? Are they sized to match the jobs at hand?
4 - Comfort & Beauty:
Is the space inviting and attractive? Does it encourage people to linger? Are countertop heights and floor surfaces comfortable? What makes the space uncomfortable: layout, surfaces, colors or lighting?
5 - Durability:
Do the materials stand up to the tasks performed in a kitchen over time? Are they time-honored classics or will they look dated in a few years?
6 - Space:
Is space lacking–or wasted? Take an inventory of all categories of space: work space, storage, floor and visual space. Then be creative. Explore the simpler solutions first, such as converting a nearby closet to storage or pantry or donating unused items.
7 - Accessibility:
Does the design accommodate a variety of people, both in age and ability? Today’s kitchens often need to work for not just one user but several, each requiring different activity areas.
8 - Ecological Benefit:
Do materials and appliances avoid environmental harm during their manufacture, use, and disposal? Are they made from materials that are recycled, responsibly mined or harvested, renewable, and/or local? Are they reusable or recyclable?
Finally, think carefully in each concept, then plan for it, and go on renovating your kitchen to be environment-friendly for your family health and for much inspiration.
sent by arsany sam