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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sustainable By Design

Not A Metaphor

A Sustainable Kitchen is a metaphor, but that does not mean we are not interested in the real thing. On the contrary, we are very interested. Of all the rooms in your home, the kitchen carries the largest carbon footprint. That also means it has the greatest opportunity for improvement using sustainable design strategies. We will be doing a series on how to take advantage of those opportunities. Whether you just want to improve what you have or you are starting from scratch, there will be sustainable design strategies that will work for you.

Photos of sustainable kitchen remodel by EASONDESIGNGROUP

So what makes a kitchen sustainable? 
Material choices: Cabinetry, countertops, cork floor
Appliance choices: Water filter & Energy Star appliances
Lighting choices: LED and CFL, natural daylighting, a skylight and opening up a wall to share the daylighting with the adjoining dining/family room
Budget choices: Staying on a tight budget because sustainable does not need to be more expensive

What really makes any kitchen sustainable? 
What you bring into it, your food choices and a holistic attitude that is open to looking at things just a little differently. More to come.....

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