A picture is worth a thousand words, as the saying goes. So here, in a new feature, we break down the eco-features of a space by asking in simple terms: What's great about this room?
We got a head start on the Memorial Day madness that kicks off the summer season and headed hop, skip and Jitney ride out to East Hampton, where the renovated kitchen of a home in Northwest Woods is the epitome of green chic. Says homeowner Carol Ientile, who designed the space: "I designed the kitchen to certainly illicit the 'wow' factor—but at the same time to create a space where I am conscious of my carbon footprint, do not waste energy, squander resources or harm the environment." Details on said "wow" factor after the jump.
- EnergyStar appliances.
- Low-BTU gas cooktop.
- Ecoshield zero-VOC, low-odor and ethylene glycol–free paint.
- Energy-efficient recessed LED lights and lightbulbs.
- Reverse-osmosis water-filtration system.
- Bamboo cabinetry.
- Flooring made of glass, porcelain and hardwood; energy-efficient radiant heating tubes under glass portion to heat home's interior.
- Caesarstone quartz and recycled-material countertops.
- Skylight ventilation