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  • Ellen Mirro

“Green” Kitchen

The materials for this kitchen were carefully selected for indoor air quality as well as to minimize environmental impact. All of the cabinetry paints and sealants are low or no VOC products. The paperstone countertops are made from recycled paper and a water-based, petroleum-free resin. The butcherblock is from windfall lumber. The water-based adhesives for the Linoleum have no solvents, no VOCs, and little or no odor. All of the appliances are energy star rated. The contractor took care to reuse onsite material wherever possible, to reduce landfill contributions and the use of virgin material.

The previous small kitchen has been replaced with a kitchen that is easy to cook in and is now the heart of the home, where the owner prefers to spend most of his time. The kitchen was completely reconfigured, adding 20 square feet in a bay and moving a wall to combine the previously cramped breakfast and kitchen areas into one space. It includes generous counter space, lots of storage, larger windows to let in lots of light, and an eating bar where everyone can gather for parties.

Look for this project in our Remodel portfolio under 55th Street kitchen.

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