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06/06/2015

Energy Efficient Kitchen Remodeling – Green Kitchen Contractors | Norwalk, Connecticut

Energy Efficient Kitchen Remodeling - Green Kitchen Contractors | Norwalk, ConnecticutAs a Connecticut homeowner, you understand that a major part of your home-life will be spent in the kitchen. The typical household kitchen will utilize the greatest amount of energy expenditure than of any other room in your home. The problems with most conventional or out-dated kitchens is the energy inefficient appliances and they consist of poorly designed layouts. A kitchen renovation allows for many opportunities to lower your monthly utility bills by performing energy efficient appliance upgrades and layout renovations such as updating your faucets, counter-tops, or flooring. Based in Norwalk, Connecticut, Sean Royce’s green kitchen renovation practices focuses on lowering waste, reducing energy use and conserving resources, which are vital components of accomplishing increased sustainability.

We have listed some ways to make your kitchen more energy efficient below:

  • Install an energy star energy efficient dishwasher. Many homeowners are under the impression that they will be conserving water by washing their dishes by hand. However, it is estimated that utilizing an energy star certified dishwater, rather than manually washing your dishes, will save you over five-thousand gallons of water and extensive hours of manual work annually.
  • Upgrade your faucets and fixtures. It is estimated that the amount of water that is utilized to run your faucet will account for almost twenty-percent of your overall household water usage. A great way to conserve water faucet usage is to attach a low-flow aerator to your kitchen faucet, which will combine air into the water stream and reduce water usage without affecting the water pressure.
  • Install green counter-tops. There are many different styles of counter-tops that meet eco-friendly manufacturing and recycling standards. Recycled material counter-tops are now extensively available, and are manufactured out of appealing surfaces such as stone, glass, or other materials.
  • Install additional windows and skylights. Windows and skylights an effective energy-efficient method of preventing condensation and indoor air pollutants from contaminating your kitchen. With strategically placed windows that are capable of providing cross and stack ventilation. You save your exhaust fan for removing only the most stronger cooking odors.

Sean Royce, LLC is a home remodeling, repair, and renovation company in Norwalk, Connecticut who specializes in providing energy efficient home improvement services. From our initial meeting and consultation through the design, planning, permitting, demolition, installation, and clean-up, we dedicate ourselves to providing the greatest possible service and customer satisfaction. We work with you to gain an understanding of the idea of your home improvement project, your lifestyle requirements, design preferences, and your budget factors to make your vision a reality.

Sean Royce, LLC of Norwalk, Connecticut performs Water Remediation and Water Damage Restoration, Kitchen Renovations, Bathroom Renovations, General Home Improvement and Repair Services, Fence Installations, Decks and Patios, Railings, Roofing, Siding, Gutters, Windows, Porticos and Dormers, and many more Home Renovation Services. Our service area includes the following towns in Connecticut and surrounding areas; Fairfield, Southport, Westport, East Norwalk, South Norwalk, Darien, Greenwich, Ridgefield, New Canaan, Bridgeport, Easton, Weston, Trumbull, Monroe, Danbury, Brookfield, and beyond!