Saving energy is certainly the buzz word at the moment. There's the soaring energy prices. And the government presenting us with policies aimed at making us greener. Every one of us is looking into ways we can save money while also saving the planet. Replacement kitchen doors are just one way, and the reasons may just surprise you.
Replacement kitchen doors can improve the look of your kitchen without having to replace the entire set of units. You can reuse your carcasses and attach new doors which look great. But while you are busy thinking about the savings, you may be overlooking the important work you are doing by choosing this greener option.
Sustainable wood = greener
Your current kitchen cupboards may not come from sustainable sources of wood. In fact, they could come from the rain forests of South America. Many manufacturers choose not to declare where their wood comes from and are yet to sign up to the sustainable wood program.
When you choose replacement kitchen doors from us you are choosing a method of improving your kitchen which uses less wood. And it comes from a sustainable source backed by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the PEFC scheme.
When you improve your kitchen by adding new kitchen cupboard doors, you'll also send less waste to landfills or to be recycled. An entire kitchen can be enough waste to fill a large skip. And although much of it can be recycled or reused, in most cases this fails to happen (especially if you have hired a skip company). Even if your old kitchen is recycled, there is a cost to the environment to make this happen.
If you are simply replacing your kitchen cabinet doors you'll have much less waste. And you could deliver this to the recycling yard yourself, ensuring it is actually recycled and not dumped.
Lower energy use
Kitchen showrooms and large DIY stores need huge warehouse-like stores to exhibit and store their goods. This means that they have a cost to environment in terms of the energy used. Small kitchen door companies are able to keep these costs to a minimum. This results in lower costs to the consumer and a lower carbon footprint. Being smaller, we are able to keep a lid on our energy use and monitor and change the amount of energy used when required. In other words, we're the greener choice!
Less fuel for a greener choice
Having your whole kitchen removed, the new one delivered and the new one installed will all use up a large amount of fuel. A new kitchen takes up a lot of space on a truck and this will need to be delivered to you. Then there is the truck which takes away your old kitchen. Add to that the installer, tiler, plumber and electrician. They all run their own vehicles and there's the cost to the environment in terms of petrol and diesel use.
If you have a relatively small load of kitchen doors delivered to you, the truck can be filled in a more efficient way. You will be able to dispose of your waste yourself. And you'll be able to replace your kitchen doors yourself. All of this will save fuel and the environment.
You may not have thought about the environment, or greener issues when you decided you wanted a new kitchen. But hopefully this article has provided some food for thought and given you even more reason to choose replacement kitchen doors.