Room by Room Design: Green Ideas

Although your green renovation should improve energy efficiency and create a healthy environment throughout your entire home, there are a few strategies that are room specific.

1. Bathroom

bathroomEngin Deniz

It’s the space in which your day begins and ends. Your bathroom may be your sanctuary, but is it a green one? Improve its energy efficiency, conserve water and choose materials that are kindest to the environment.

2. Laundry Room

laundryKaren Barefoot

If you are lucky enough to have a dedicated laundry room, make it as green as possible by choosing water and energy saving appliances and finishes that don’t emit harmful chemicals.

3. Kitchen

kitchenRoger Kirby

Green kitchens share five common traits. How does your kitchen stack up? If your family spends a lot of time in this important space, it should take high priority in your renovation.

4. Bedroom

bedroomLillian Nelson

When you think of greening your home, the bedroom is likely one of the last rooms that come to mind. Given that you spend a third of your life in this space, it’s important to choose green finishes so that you can breathe easy.

5. Home Office

home officeLouis Hall

Make your home office green without spending a lot of your hard-earned green. These five easy tips will help you improve your office’s energy efficiency and air quality without sacrificing style.

6. Basement

basementRachel Spauldilng

Before you embark on your basement remodel, pinpoint that happy medium between moisture control and breathability. By using permeable materials that don’t off-gas VOCs, your basement can become a surprisingly healthy space.

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