Good Green Kitchens: The Ultimate Resource for Creating a Beautiful, Healthy, Eco-friendly Kitchen

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Gibbs Smith, 2006 - House & Home - 183 pages
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Summary: "Good Green Kitchens shows that eco-friendly design is a continuum thatʼs shaded from light to dark green. At the light green end are easy-to-do steps such as choosing less polluting paints or selecting energy-efficient appliances. At the darker green end are strategies like using certified or reclaimed wood, consciously choosing to simplify or downsize, or using the kitchen project as a launching point for greening the whole house. Good Green Kitchens gives the low-down on whatʼs green and whatʼs not when it comes to kitchen design. It includes: up-close profiles of beautiful, green kitchens and the people who created them; tips for environmentally responsible redecorating, remodeling, and building from the ground up; in-depth chapters on greener alternatives for floors, cabinets, countertops, and appliances; strategies for greening the whole house; tips for keeping costs in check; and much more."--Publisher description.
  

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Review: Good Green Kitchens: Ultimate Resource for Creating a Beautiful, Healthy, Eco-Friendly Kitchen

User Review  - Andrea - Goodreads

Pretty pictures and great bay area resources, but very lite on actual ways to green an existing kitchen. Could use things about solar/wind power, grey water, and te importance of a home garden in reducing the amount of pesticides in your food. Read full review

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User Review  - Maggie - Goodreads

In order to someday do these types of things to our kitchen, I am in need of a rich benefactor. Any volunteers? Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION IX
SMALL KITCHENS 34
NEW HOMES 70
KITCHEN STORAGE 76 General Considerations 79
MODERN STYLE 90
COUNTER AND WALL SURFACES 94 General Considerations 96
TOPTOBOTTOM REMODELS 119
ENERGY WATER AND CLEANING UP 124
OLD HOUSES 145
BIBLIOGRAPHY 155
GLOSSARY 163
INDEX 175
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About the author (2006)

Jennifer Roberts launched two retail stores in San Francisco specalizing in environmentally sensible consumer products, including household goods; amd is freelance writer and editor on topics that include energy-efficient building design and systems.

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