Green Home Remodel: Healthy Homes for a Healthy Environment - Kitchen

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A kitchen remodel can be complicated and expensive, but fortunately there are ways to reduce both the cost and complexity while increasing the room's environmental efficiency and performance.

A green remodel can help you realize many benefits from a single smart design. With careful planning, you can create a living space that combines beauty, efficiency, comfort and convenience with health and conservation.

This guide can serve as a starting point for your remodel to help you assess your design in terms of:

  • Toxicity of materials and finishes
  • Safety of kitchen layout
  • Maintainability of kitchen surfaces
  • Usefulness of kitchen design
  • Efficiency of appliances and fixtures
  • Appeal of overall environment
  • Durability of materials
  • Ecological benefit of materials used

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