Kitchen Good to Know

An Eco-Spin on Today’s Top 10 Kitchen Trends

According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, one in ten households will undergo a kitchen remodel in 2017. It’s supposed to be one of the smartest places to invest! Are you planning a renovation? Be sure to consider the top trends according to NKBA’s 2017...

Why Your Copper Sink May Outlive You—and Your Grandchildren

The most astounding thing about copper? It’s essentially ageless. In some cases, you can scarcely tell old copper from new copper. So, while stone sinks from the 18th and 19th centuries most certainly show their age, even the oldest of copper sinks are Benjamin Button-like in appearance. And it gets better: In addition to not aging, copper actually grows better with age and the more it is used the faster it will re-patina.

A KITCHEN REVOLT – RECYCLED APPLIANCES TO THE RESCUE

My kitchen was out of sink. A while back, I was convinced my appliances had gathered around the triangle conjuring up ways to drive my family crazy. The collapse of the appliances ran the gamut from deranged to deceased…all in one agonizing week. Here are the sorted story highlights and how it led me on a path to find a sustainable option for a major appliance purchase.

A 9-Step Checklist for an Eco-Friendly Kitchen Remodel

Nothing totally transforms the feel of a home like a freshly-updated kitchen. And when it comes to green remodeling, the kitchen may be the absolute perfect candidate - as anyone with remodeling experience knows, there are just about a million different ways to do it!

The Easiest Way to Find Energy-Efficient Appliances

Energy-Smart Shopping at Enervee Why does energy efficiency matter? The more energy efficient a product is, the more you’ll save on your utility bill over the lifetime of the product. That means savings every single day. There may even be incentives and rebates to...

A Must-Read Guide to Green Remodeling

Green remodeling is the design and construction of projects that reduce the environmental impacts of remodeling, including energy, water, and materials consumption; waste generation; and harmful emissions, both indoors and out. Although the principles that govern...

A Builder’s Guide to Safer Chemicals

This article was written by Mark Rossi and Annie Bevan and originally appeared on GreenBiz.com. Health experts long have recognized the risks of individual and groups of toxic chemicals in building products, beginning with lead and asbestos and continuing to...

How to Design and Build a Sustainable Kitchen

This article was written by and originally appeared on the Undercover Architect. I first discovered Greener Kitchens when I was researching and pulling together some material for Alexx Stuart’s Low Tox Life Community. Before I started my research, I knew a little...

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