We believe that good design holds sustainability at its heart, which is why we encourage our clients to include eco-friendly materials in their designs. Additionally, we are determined to keep our carbon footprint as low as possible, helping to promote a more sustainable way of life to protect our planet for future generations.
Our planet is important to us. Discover our top-tips to help offset your carbon footprint.
1. Consider our TRUE kitchen collection
Our TRUE kitchen range is handmade in Britain in a workshop located just outside of the M25. Buying locally, the distance needed for your new kitchen to travel is shorter, having a positive impact on your carbon footprint.
2. Work with the Used Kitchen Exchange (UKE) to recycle your current kitchen
Working with UKE, the team will help you to re-home your kitchen to help you to make a more ethical choice when renovating. This also helps to reduce waste. “For every kitchen sold, it’s re-use saves on average 5,000 Kgs of carbon. That’s around 1 year of being carbon neutral for a family of 4.” To discover more about UKE, click here.
3. Opt for energy efficient appliances Work with the Used Kitchen Exchange (UKE) to recycle your current kitchen
When designing your new kitchen, explore different appliances to find ones that work for you, as well as those which will help you to lower your carbon footprint. We recommend looking for appliances that are Energy Star certified, which means that they meet energy efficient standards.
4. Divide your bins to promote recycling
We recommend having bin drawers which are divided for general waste and recycling. This will encourage you to be proactive and promote correct disposal, which helps to reduce the amount of carbon emissions produced by landfills.
5. Consider renewable energy sources to power your home
By switching to renewable energy sources such a solar or wind power, you can help to reduce the carbon emissions associated with using fossil fuels to power your home.
5. Plant trees
This is a more obvious solution, but it is an effective way to lower your carbon footprint. Trees will absorb carbon dioxide emissions which are produced during the manufacturing of materials and transportation of your new kitchen. As well as this, trees can provide other environmental benefits such as providing a new home for wildlife – not only you get a new home!
By actioning these measures, you can help offset the carbon footprint of your new kitchen and reduce the impact that it has on the environment.