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590 Sustainable Materials Ideabooks
Kitchen Counters: Sturdy, Striking Recycled Glass With Cement
Ecofriendly and full of character, this heat- and scratch-resistant material is a great fit for custom kitchen counters
"stant material is a great fit for custom kitchen counters... surface materials in the kitchen. Is there really not a strong, long-lasting transparent... recycled materials, because they see it as something "used" or made from "used" parts... durable material for kitchen work surfaces? Can anyone please tell me? I honestly don't... counter material. We really like the look of some kind of exposed aggregate, finely..."
Kitchen Counters: Recycled Paper Surprises With Durability and Warmth
Sturdier than you might think, this postconsumer countertop material also has major environmental cred
"countertop material also has major environmental cred... - this material shows stains fairly easily. We have Paperstone on display in our San... use this material on a recent project, but couldn't find a local fabricator willing... of raw material but didn't acknowledge that thousands of dollars were already invested... countertop material in a finished project if you ask me. I've been reading all of the... counter material. It kind of feels like they aren't tapping their ideal markets, at..."
Dwellings vs. Houses — a Matter of Distinction
One speaks to mobility; the other, permanence. See how the differences in these homes play out in materials, siting and construction
"out in materials, siting and construction... construction materials: dwellings are constructed from wood, while houses are built of masonry... that the material creates, in this case a path, is undeniable, stemming from both the... facing material, along the same lines as the metal panels that slide between the stone... today's sustainability concerns. Propane and solar are used for power, and it has no..."
My Houzz: Austin Haven with Amazing Views
"tural materials, energy-efficient design and a screened-in porch take in a stunning... natural materials to promote the ambiance of the home's setting. The Schwetmans couldn't... as the material for the kitchen island countertop. The Marinace is comprised of large... made of sustainable Ipe Brazilian hardwood. "One of my favorite things about this house... exterior materials. Panache Interiors used Mesquite wood floors in the main area of..."
Houzz Tour: Rustic and Traditional in South Carolina
"design and materials inspire farmhouse-style home on old rice field... forms and materials in their design — from the clapboard siding and big screened-in porch... Traditional materials were used, including old brick for the foundation, hand-formed terne... Ipe, a sustainable exotic wood that's naturally water and decay resistant. Double-hung..."
Design Workshop: The Lowdown on Colossal Doors
Want to erase the boundary to the outdoors? Here’s what to know about materials, cost, energy efficiency and more
"about materials, cost, energy efficiency and more... Frame material 4. Gas injected Glass 5. Spacer material 6. A GOOD INSTALLER!! Remember... two. materials notes Eric - we are thrilled to see our Clad Lift & Slide Door (Bottle... frame material all together and then end up complaining when they can't afford to... proper material and frame type is not used. At Steel Windows and Doors USA, we are... frame material is chosen and installed correctly, the client can recover up to 80%..."
How to Choose the Perfect Bedsheets
Don't lose any shut-eye over scratchy or ill-fitting sheets; our mini guide to materials, thread count and fit will help you sleep tight
"guide to materials, thread count and fit will help you sleep tight... and what material would be the most durable and comfortable. I really like a smooth... shirt material sheets are great...don't have any problems with slippin' an' slidin'... Whatever materials, weaves or usages, "iron" flat sheets by putting them between the... other materials. Because bamboo is sustainable and naturally antimicrobial, and sips..."
Kitchen Watch: Trends, Products and Lifestyle Elements
"Honest Materials, Healthy Living and Control... use of materials: Natural materials are able to retain their own voices in today's... cabinetry materials are increasingly being incorporated into kitchens, as well as ventilation... based sustainability standards for home appliances such as microwaves and refrigerators... use of materials: Stone's natural veining is highly valued, and finish preferences... and the material's original grain to show through, for example. Honest use of materials:..."
Guest Picks: A Healthy and Happy Modern Nursery
Highlights From the 2012 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show
Innovations in sinks, outlets and surface materials for kitchens and baths shone at this year's show
AIASF Marin Home Tour: The Hillside House
"the details, materials, and systems that make this home sustainable. The house is really... Besides sustainability, what other considerations went into choosing the materials... make a sustainable house but we did not want sustainability to define the aesthetic... is very sustainable. From a system perspective we have employed solar hot water, radiant... natural materials and colors that would age gracefully and patina over time. The Western..."
Expert Talk: Wall Dividers Pull Rooms Together
Open layouts are popular, but these designers explain how a little division can sometimes finish the look of a room the way nothing else can
"made of sustainable materials like bamboo. And there are a lot of ways a wall divider... made from sustainable, 100% recyclable material.... ceiling material is custom-milled clear fir, and the floor is honed Italian limestone... "As for materials, "The shelf is made of birch, as is the ceiling," she says, "and... renewable materials. "This project included the renovation of a spa owner's private bathroom... natural materials, but didn't want to break the bank with expensive construction and..."
Kitchen of the Week: Whimsical and Modern in Houston
My Houzz: Iconic San Francisco Victorian Remodel
A neglected 1890 home in California is restored with respect for tradition and updates for modern convenience
Houzz Tour: The Green Gambrel House
"house sustainable and energy efficient. The first sustainable accomplishment is that... standards of sustainability and energy efficiency. He reached this goal in 2009, and clearly... restored in a sustainable, green manner! What condition was the house in before you started... design and sustainable features and spending my limited funds to accomplish an elegant... recycled materials such as the exposed structural steel beams and columns in the new..."