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green home remodel | kitchen
green
What is a Green Remodel?
It’s an approach to home improvementwith the goal of not only making yourhome look better, but making it work better–for both you and the environment.Want a healthier home? Lower utilitybills? Reduced maintenance? A cleanerplanet? A green remodel helps you realizea range of far-reaching benefits from asingle smart design. With carefulplanning, you can create a living spacethat combines beauty, efficiency,comfort and convenience with healthand conservation.
why
Why Consider a Green Remodel?
SAVE MONEY
Energy- and water-wise designs andproducts reduce monthly bills. Efficient,durable, and enduring home elementscan last longer and cost less to maintainin the long run. Also, by making spaceswelcoming to various ages and abilities,your home will be marketable to a largerpopulation (a key benefit for resale) andless likely to need costly modifications asyour own abilities change.
MAKE A HEALTHIER HOME
A green remodel can be good for you,physically and emotionally. Health-focused designs maximize fresh air andnatural light, while reducing the risk of injury. Potential problems like molds,allergens and toxic chemicals are identifiedand addressed early–a strategy that is moreeffective and usually much cheaper thanfixing them after they develop.
REDUCE ECOLOGICAL IMPACT
Remodeling is an opportunity to create ahome that enhances the environment,instead of depleting it. You can make yourliving space more energy and water-efficient, minimize waste, and recyclewhat’s left over to reduce the amount of materials ending up in landfills.
kitchens
The kitchen is the heart of the home, aplace for everything from cooking andeating to socializing and entertaining. Thisguide discusses the considerationsinvolved in orchestrating a green kitchenremodel, so you can create a game planthat works for you.A kitchen remodel can be complicatedand expensive. A 2002 study by theNational Association of Realtors pins thecost of a
midrange
kitchen remodel inSeattle at over $45,000, while an
upscale
one averages nearly $73,000. So it makessense to do things right the first time.Fortunately, there are ways to reduce boththe cost and complexity of a kitchenrenovation, while increasing the room'senvironmental efficiency and humanperformance.
Cover photo: Robert Harrison Architects. Above photo: JAS Design Build (photo
©
 John Granen).Photo contents page top left: VELOCIPEDE architects (photo
©
 David Ericson).
 
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Rethink Remodel
Green remodeling uses up front planning and research to create adesign with wide-ranging benefits.
Appliances & Lighting
Efficient appliances and lighting design increase a kitchen'sperformance, reduce bills, and conserve resources.
Cabinetry
Whether you update, upgrade, or replace, find cabinetry that protectsforests, and your indoor air.
Kitchen Waste & Recycling
Have a kitchen that prevents waste and composts, recycles, or properlydisposes of what's left.
Countertops
Select beautiful countertop and backsplash options that stand up tohard use while being kind to the planet.
Faucets
Durable, efficient faucets conserve water while tackling the job at hand.
Sinks
Invest in a sink that will stand the tests of time and use.
Flooring
The busiest room in the house deserves flooring that combinescomfort, beauty, durability and environmental smarts.
Construction Reuse & Recycling
Remodeling generates materials that can be waste–or resources. It's upto you and your contractor.
B
UILT
G
REEN
TM
Befuddled by what it means to be green? This program can help.
Case Study: Ballard Kitchen Remodel
Green blends seamlessly with a 1920s home in this remodel.
Resources
Where to get more information to create your own green remodel.
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