Kitchen Inspiration

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.

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...

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BEFORE: AN “OAK CAVE” Jennifer Rizzo had what she called an “Oak Cave” for a kitchen – dark, oak cabinets and an outdated 1980’s aesthetic.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...

A Sunny Sustainable Kitchen in Eagle Rock, CA

What makes this sunny, modern kitchen more sustainable than most? The counter-tops are made with recycled coal fly ash and natural black pigment Concerned about the safety of using something called “coal fly ash” in the kitchen? According to the NRDC, there’s no need....

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