Green Home Improvement

Green Kitchen Remodel Questions Questions to ask before you start tearing down the wall. These suggested question are not definitive but should help start and guide the conversation. The questions are organized by: Users Food Preparation Storage Dining Special Uses Entertain Feel Access &…
Green Kitchen Remodel Goals Remodeling a kitchen can be both an exhilarating and maddening experience. We want you to avoid as much trauma as possible and here’s how: get your goals on paper. Using the answers you and other household members gave to the design questions, draft a one to two-…
Green Kitchens 101 Green Demolition It’s fun to deconstruct an existing room but be mindful that many of the materials may be either reusable or recyclable. Coming up with ways to use old material can both save money and conserve landfill space. Some items that you may reuse, recycle or donate:…
Green Plumbing for Kitchens Replace Lead Pipes If your house was built before 1950 the pipes may be lead and should be replaced for health reasons. PVC may be your best bet despite some environmental concerns but it is the standard in the industry. ABS has been used in some parts of the country but…
Green Lighting and Electrical for Kitchens Great lighting design will support each of the many activities that occur in the kitchen. Your design should include both ambient and task lighting. Maximize Daylighting Opportunities Before developing your plan for artificial light, consider how…
Green Insulation for Kitchens Checking & Upgrading your Insulation Renovating your kitchen means your walls are probably opened up so it is a perfect time to: a) check for water damage to existing insulation or structure and b) upgrade your insulation. Water damage can take the form of…

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