Green Style: Green Mid-Century Kitchen Remodel

After 10 years of working in a cramped 1950s kitchen, the owners of this kitchen gave it a sustainable update. They reused the existing appliances, but installed double-pane, low-energy windows; cotton and cellulose insulation containing 85% recycled, renewable materials; custom wheatboard cabinets (a formaldehyde-free particleboard made of wheat straw, an agricultural waste product); linoleum floor tiles made of cellulose and linseed oil (very durable and easy to care for); and Fireslate countertops, a cement-based material that has a lower embodied energy than the stone it replaces...

Read more about this project at Green Building Advisor.

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