Solterre Design
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Solterre Concept House eclectic-kitchen
 

Solterre Concept House

Solterre Inc.
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http://www.solterre.com

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Though it’s off the grid, the house functions like any other house. The kitchen has a DC-powered freezer and refrigerator, a propane cooking range and a microwave, and can have everything going at once. “It’s a very social kitchen,” Corson says. “It’s easier to cook there than our city house.” She’s hosted events in the house with 28 schoolkids learning about energy, and held concerts, parties and more there. “You can do anything you can do in a normal house,” she says. One advantage Corson had during this project was the fact that she owns an architectural salvage company called Renovators Resource, which stockpiles renovation and demolition materials, cleans them up and sells them. “It’s a great toy box to find parts and pieces for our own projects,” she says. The kitchen island, shown here, is salvaged. The base came from a hospital, and the counter from a convent.
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Corson shares a few energy conservation tips she learned from her off-grid, solar-powered home:Use one appliance at a time. At breakfast this means things move a little slower if you need the coffeemaker, toaster and blender.Don’t leave chargers plugged in after you use them.Use switchable power bars for multiple outlets, so you eliminate phantom loads — the standby power that appliances use even when they’re turned off.Use large appliances like the dishwasher and washing machine in the daylight hours. This way the photovoltaic panels can top up the batteries after the appliances have run.Shower in the afternoon, when hot water is most abundant from the day’s solar gain.Cook with propane if you are accustomed to an electric range.Use a woodstove as part of your heating system. Light the fire as a first option instead of turning up the thermostat.Open and close windows often, allowing nighttime cooling and passive ventilation.

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Lee Ross added this to lee_ross's ideas
June 1, 2014
stainless
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May 13, 2014
block
jeannemara added this to kitchen
April 26, 2014
vintage cannisters
Sheryl Thompson added this to sheryl_thompson's Ideas
April 24, 2014
Cutting board. Steel counter with shelves.
packers4 added this to basement
April 23, 2014
idea for bar...rather than traditional look stainless steal look
ems1008 added this to ems1008's ideas
April 19, 2014
kind of cute
piontkowski added this to Kitchen Ideas
April 17, 2014
Long metal island. Easy to clean.
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April 17, 2014
Pictures above windows
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April 16, 2014
Le clin d'œil vintage
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April 16, 2014
Pictures
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April 16, 2014
Use of old sign...stainless steel countertops...
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April 16, 2014
steel countertop
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April 16, 2014
The cutting board
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April 16, 2014
island
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April 16, 2014
grey also can be used in kitchen,and it is wongderful. i like it.
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April 16, 2014
so simple, basic, recycled with quality & luxury (dishwasher) as needed
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April 16, 2014
Nice
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April 16, 2014
bar .et si on le faissais
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April 14, 2014
Kitchen layout
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April 14, 2014
like the design of the cutting board
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April 6, 2014
utility
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March 8, 2014
stainless steel
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March 5, 2014
sign & industrial table
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January 27, 2014
art
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January 19, 2014
Ilot central avec 1 pieds en extrémité
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January 17, 2014
Island?
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January 10, 2014
Solar off grid powered kitchen
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January 10, 2014
All Nova Scotia house
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January 9, 2014
studio kitchen layout
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January 8, 2014
Cork top cutting board?
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January 8, 2014
long table int he middle - stainless steal
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January 8, 2014
layout and size
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January 8, 2014
The island counter
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January 8, 2014
Kitchen: one loooong stainless counter!
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January 8, 2014
Cocina
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January 8, 2014
One advantage Corson had during this project was the fact that she owns an architectural salvage company called Renovators Resource, which stockpiles renovation and demolition materials, cleans them up and sells them. “It’s a great toy box to find parts and pieces for our own projects,” she says. The kitchen island, shown here, is salvaged. The base came from a hospital, and the counter from a convent.
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January 8, 2014
The house and geothermal
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