Thursday 25 October 2012

Achieving style and comfort in your kitchen

In any modern home, the kitchen is undoubtedly one of the most important rooms in the whole property. Everything from what kind of furniture you use to whether or not you choose to employ blinds can have a significant effect on the layout of the room.

However, in these increasingly eco-friendly times, many people are looking to achieve style and comfort without having a negative effect on either the planet or their own budget. Below, we have looked at a few of the simplest ways to achieve this:

The value of re-using products

Re-using products within the kitchen, as well as numerous other rooms in the house, has recently become an established practice in many UK homes that are striving to be as green as possible. Timber, stone flooring and steel can be easily obtained from salvage yards and subsequently used to create anything from a kitchen cabinet to a simple stool or chair.

Fitting the right windows

Ensuring that you have the right windows fitted in order to retain as much heat as possible in the kitchen is a great idea as we enter the winter season. The kitchen is often one of the most socially vibrant rooms in a number of modern homes, meaning that many people like to put a real emphasis on the quality of their windows and doors, ultimately creating a warm and relaxing environment. Installing traditional casement windows is a great way to ensure that you can make any guests feel as comfortable as possible.

Double Glazing

Assuming that the window frames are still in a good condition, The Sash Window Workshop can double glazed the sashes (moving parts) of the window, providing you with the modern benefits of double glazing while preserving the character of your home.

Unplug the unnecessary

Keeping kitchen items which are not in use unplugged is vital in the battle to save the planet. It sounds almost insultingly simple, but it is surprising just how many people actually fail to adhere to the practice.