Inspired by Nancy's great Anthropologie Etsy Challenge post, I wondered if one could furnish an entire bathroom using Etsy. If it could be done, would it be a cohesive look, and would I even like it?! The answer is, mostly, yes.
There are so many countertop options — the classics such as formica, stainless steel and granite — but over the last few years many recycled countertops have been emerging on the market. While each has their own advantages, recycled content countertops have many benefits in addition to being eco-friendly. I was recently given a presentation about recycled content countertops — here are some of the things I learned.
It's gotten really easy to be green while updating a kitchen or bath. Not only are newer fixtures and appliances more energy efficient, more companies are producing recycled building materials so you can stay green from the studs out. From flooring to fixtures, here's a little roundup of our favorite resources for green kitchen and bath rehabs.
I have marble countertops. Lucky, right? Unfortunately the pattern is so busy that I have a hard time telling when they're dirty. It's too easy to miss bits of rice or drips of sauce, and that's gross!
When I was at High Point Market last month I was pleasantly surprised to discover how much furniture is still made in the United States. Kitchen cabinetry is also thriving here in the United States. Well, in a country beset with housing woes, perhaps thrive isn't the best choice of words. At any rate, these 10 companies manufacture kitchen cabinets here in the States.
In the past ten years it seems that every single kitchen rehab saw the installation of granite countertops. Not only is granite getting a bit tired, it's also not a very eco-conscious option. Enter Elements to save the day.
When faced with builder-grade or dated cabinets, the first impulse of many new homeowners is to rip them out and start fresh. Then comes the sticker shock, which is usually followed by a trip down the paint aisle. While painting existing cabinets is always a great option for an inexpensive cabinet face lift, replacing the cabinet door inserts is another way to get a new look for less.