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How to Design an Eco-Friendly Kitchen For Your Office

How to Design an Eco-Friendly Kitchen For Your Office
Just as in the clothing and fashion world, trends come and go in interior design, and it may well be the case that you have historically been a little reluctant to invest in an entirely new kitchen unit in a striking color, only for it to go out of style the next year, particularly when it is only used by your staff during the day while using your office space. However, it will be completely worth it, and it may even become a communal area for staff to build better bonds – you couldn’t ask for better as a manager!  As you embark on this exciting journey, there is one trend that isn’t likely to disappear, meaning it won’t be wasted money. In fact, it will continue to grow in importance and necessity. This trend is eco-friendly, and this guide will take you through how you can transform your office kitchen into one that fits this trend.   Upgrade to Energy Efficient Appliances First and foremost, not only will upgrading and updating your kitchen appliances to newer, energy-efficient ones make for a much more eco-friendly operation in your kitchen, but it will also help you to reduce your monthly energy bills. In addition to ensuring that your kettle, toaster oven, and even your juicer have been tested and approved to be energy efficient in nature, you should also check that your dishwasher is water-efficient and bear in mind that induction ovens (if you have them) are considerably eco-friendlier than a traditional hob.  Granite Countertops A mainstay of a kitchen designed with caring for and protecting the environment in mind is a countertop made from granite. Not only will a reputable and renowned granite supplier be more than happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the size and suitability of your office kitchen, but they will also show you a wide range of different colors, textures, and finishes.  Benefits of granite countertops include, amongst a host of others, the following: An affordable addition to the kitchen and cheap installation costs Unique and one-of-a-kind finishes due to the natural material High levels of heat resistance Stain resistant as long as the sealant is regularly and properly applied High resistance to scratches and chips – perfect if you have a lot of staff members using the kitchen to make their lunches Go Plastic Free Obviously, you will already be fully aware of the extreme dangers of the far-too-high levels of plastic consumption, both here in the United States and further afield. As such, if you are truly dedicated to planning an eco-friendly kitchen, you need to ditch the plastic.  Instead of supplying your staff with clingfilm, switch to wrappers made entirely from beeswax, which is a sustainable and reusable alternative. From now on, only buy biodegradable bags for trash cans rather than normal bin bags.  Avoid Food Waste Finally, and especially if you have a lot of employees, it is likely that you waste considerably higher amounts of food than you may think, and for an eco-friendly kitchen, this needs to stop or needs to be handled correctly. If your employees do throw away food, make sure they do so into a food waste bin that you can then add to a compost (perfect for making your outside area of the office...
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