Third-generation patternmaker Eric Kaster and partner Sattie Clark are the founders of Eleek, a Portland based company that sells handmade lighting, sinks, hardware and tiles. The product offerings range from traditional and vintage to modern and eclectic and are mostly constructed of recycled or reclaimed metals.
Austin residents now have an alternative to the larger, more well-known hardware stores: TreeHouse. Built on the principles of providing healthy, sustainable, affordable and long-lasting products for the home, residents with all sorts of projects will be able to find what they need here.
If you are looking into a kitchen remodel, there are many companies that specialize in or have recycled content options. Gaining in popularity in recent years, you can now find countertops that suit any taste. Here we take a look at ten U.S. companies making a difference in the world of eco friendly recycled content products that strive to make healthy, beautiful home countertops.
Use this tip to reface your cabinets without changing its structure or using paint. Simply stick wrapping paper or fabric instead! Wrapping paper has come a long way from its days of crazy colors and shiny finishes. They now come matte or semigloss and in colors that show restraint and even subtlety. Easy as wrapping a gift, all you need for this quick project are scissors, tape and gift wrap (or fabric). Okay, you'll also need a screwdriver to remove the cabinet handles. Read more for the skinny...
This beautiful floor to ceiling built-in is composed almost entirely of wood collected from an old farm house in upstate New York. The original structure was carefully disassembled and preserved, and then turned into this beautiful shelving.
I have always loved the look of a sleek, minimalist kitchen. The ultimate in minimalism is to get rid of the visual clutter of door and drawer handles, knobs and other hardware. But how practical is this?
As a renter in the city, it can be a bit difficult to find a place that fits exactly what you're looking for. I've lived in some places that really didn't have a good overall flow, and even though they were technically larger than where I currently am (my current place is only around 650 sq ft), they weren't nearly as comfortable. What really sold me on my place was, well, first of all, a yard, which is very rare in the city, but also the really clever storage and overall functionality of the space. Learn more about what cleverly designed solutions I learned about from renting my home after the jump.
Whether it's flooring, cladding or decking, posts, beams or bench tops there is nothing like quality hardwood for finish and longevity. Thankfully there are hardwood suppliers like Salvage Co. who reclaim old timbers and make recycled hardwoods accessible to everyone.
When it comes to kitchens, we often focus on green materials or creative ways to refresh those outdated cabinets from the '80s. Another strategy (and one that many might argue is the most important) is to instead select well-designed, durable cabinets that will stand the test of time and temptation of passing trends. If you're planning a new kitchen and looking to take this route, Viola Park is definitely worth checking out.
Countertops, a kitchen backsplash, a wall partition—Bio-Glass can be used for any one of these. A RedDot Design Award Winner for 2010, this 100% recycled and recyclable surface material is Cradle-to-Cradle Silver certified and available in 6 natural colors. We love the pearly iridescence of the sea green version seen in the backsplash above. Light and lovely!