Saving energy is certainly the buzz word at the moment. The government is presenting us with policies aimed at making us greener and with energy prices soaring, every one of us is looking into ways we can save the planet while also saving money. Using replacement kitchen doors is just one of those ways and the reasons may just surprise you.
We already know that replacement kitchen doors are a simple way to 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 and will save you a fortune. But while you are busy choosing your doors and thinking about the savings, you may be overlooking the important work you are doing for the environment.
It may interest you to know that your current kitchen cupboards may not come from sustainable sources of wood and could in fact, 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 not only choosing a method of improving your kitchen which uses less wood, it also comes from a sustainable source and is backed by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the PEFC scheme.
As we have already mentioned, when you improve your kitchen by adding new kitchen cupboard doors, you will be sending much 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 will have just a few pieces of wood, some old handles and maybe some end panels or plinths. In essence, you will 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.
Having your whole kitchen removed, the new one delivered and the new one installed will all use up a huge 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 who all run their own vehicles and you have a huge 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 will 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 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.