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  • Ellen Mirro

The 55th Street Kitchen is Featured in this year’s Fine Homebuilding Kitchens and Baths issue.


Not mentioned in the article is the fact that 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 butcher-block peninsula counter is fabricated 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 and used FSC certified lumber for all new framing and sheathing.

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