Before & After

Before & After: EcoDEEP Haus Sustainable Renovation

This former 1940’s one and a half story Cape Cod house was transformed into a high performance, sustainably designed modern home that uses 50% less energy than code and 40%+ less energy than its predecessor - even at nearly twice the size.

Before & After: Whole House Eco-Renovation in Oregon

Hammer & Hand worked with Seattle architecture firm Board & Vellum to give a home built in 1937, but badly remodeled in the 80s, a fresh update. The home had a myriad of issues: decks that were only accessible by one room, rooms inside the home that didn’t take advantage of Puget Sound and canal views, and much more. The transformation is unbelievable.

Before & After: Modern High-End Design That Doesn’t Cost the Earth

People spend most of their time indoors. Therefore, interior design plays an important role in creating functional, beautiful spaces that also maintain our well-being. Let’s take a closer look at some of the design decisions in this project that have our health and the environment in mind.

Before & After: Eco-Friendly Renovation of a Historic Home

Vujovich (Voy-o-vich) Design Build tackled a full renovation of this historic home in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Originally built in 1909, this home has been returned to its original charm, only now with a high performance and low impact spin. Inside and out, a thoughtful green remodel shows that sustainable living doesn’t mean sacrificing beauty or comfort.

Before & After: Sustainable Condo Renovation

Depending on the year built, condominium buildings may be burdened by outdated or inefficient systems. And yet, they start out with two big gold stars on the list of sustainable design features: Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Land Use. Click through to see an inspiring transformation and learn strategic design tips for your next project.

Before & After: Eco-Friendly Bathroom with a Zen Aesthetic

EcoArtisan Builders, based in San Diego, California, renovated this 1920’s bathroom in Point Loma giving it a calm, Zen aesthetic at the homeowner’s request. What made it more eco-friendly? They repurposed and reused materials wherever possible to reduce the resources necessary to complete the project. They also opted for sustainable bamboo products when needed.

Before & After: An Eco-Friendly Kitchen Makeover on a Budget

BEFORE: AN “OAK CAVE” Jennifer Rizzo had what she called an “Oak Cave” for a kitchen – dark, oak cabinets and an outdated 1980’s aesthetic. She wasn’t planning on doing a big remodel, but a burst pipe and the resulting water damage and mold meant ready or...

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