Cape Home Addition - Expanding Home and Lifestyle

Green Home Remodel – Clean and Green on a Budget – with Flair

Today many families with young children put health and safety first among their priorities for their homes. Young families are often on a budget as well, and need to save in important areas such as energy costs by creating more efficient homes. In this major kitchen remodel and addition project, environmentally sustainable solutions were on top of the wish list producing a wonderfully remodeled home that is clean and green, coming in on time and on budget.

‘g’ Green Design Center was the first and only stop when the homeowners of this mid-sized Cape-style home were looking for assistance. They had a rough idea of the layout they were hoping to create and came to ‘g’ for design and materials. Nicole Goldman, of ‘g’ did the space planning and kitchen design, and worked with Greg Delory of Greg DeLory Home Design for the exterior architectural design and structural design components. All the finishes were selected with ‘g’ and the homeowners. All are sustainable, non-toxic and in the case of the insulation, extremely energy efficient.

Beginning in the kitchen, the separating wall between the old kitchen and hallway was removed, creating a large open living space for the family. The existing oak cabinetry was removed and new, plywood and solid wood cabinetry from Canyon Creek, with no-added urea formaldehyde (NAUF) in the glues or finishes was installed. Existing strand woven bamboo which had been recently installed in the adjacent living room, was extended into the new kitchen space, and the new addition that was designed to hold a new dining room, mudroom, and covered porch entry. The same wood was installed in the master bedroom upstairs, creating consistency throughout the home and bringing a serene look throughout.

The kitchen cabinetry is in an Alder wood with a natural finish. The countertops are Eco By Cosentino; A Cradle to Cradle manufactured materials of recycled (75%) glass, with natural stone, quartz, resin and pigments, that is a maintenance-free durable product with inherent anti-bacterial qualities.

In the first floor bathroom, all recycled-content tiling was utilized from the shower surround, to the flooring, and the same eco-friendly cabinetry and counter surfaces were installed. The similarity of materials from one room creates a cohesive look to the home, and aided in budgetary and scheduling issues throughout the project.

Throughout the project UltraTouch insulation was installed following an initial energy audit that availed the homeowners of about $1,500 in rebate funds to implement energy improvements. Whenever ‘g’ Green Design Center begins a project such as a remodel or addition, the first step is to understand the energy situation in the home and integrate the recommended improvements into the project as a whole.

Also used throughout were the AFM Safecoat Zero VOC paints which have no fumes, or off gassing and allowed the family to remain in the home during construction and painting without concern for exposure to fumes.
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Green Home Remodel – Clean and Green on a Budget – with Flair Today many families with young children put health and safety first among their priorities for their homes. Young families are often on a budget as well, and need to save in important areas such as energy costs by creating more efficient homes. In this major kitchen remodel and addition project, environmentally ...More
“like wood color” — Kate Walters
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Green Home Remodel – Clean and Green on a Budget – with Flair Today many families with young children put health and safety first among their priorities for their homes. Young families are often on a budget as well, and need to save in important areas such as energy costs by creating more efficient homes. In this major kitchen remodel and addition project, environmentally su...More
“like the floor” — Judith Nevers
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Cabinet Detail - Roll out Trays - Green Home Remodel – Clean and Green on a Budget – with Flair Close up shows roll out trays to keep pots and pans close at hand. Today many families with young children put health and safety first among their priorities for their homes. Young families are often on a budget as well, and need to save in important areas such as energy costs by ...More
“Cabinets” — olesssia
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View into dining room from kitchen.' Green Home Remodel – Clean and Green on a Budget – with Flair Today many families with young children put health and safety first among their priorities for their homes. Young families are often on a budget as well, and need to save in important areas such as energy costs by creating more efficient homes. In this major kitchen remodel an...More
“medium hardwood” — nep1414
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Kitchen island provides a large space for preparation and eat in dining. Or the family can spread out to the adjacent dining room in the new addition. Green Home Remodel – Clean and Green on a Budget – with Flair Today many families with young children put health and safety first among their priorities for their homes. Young families are often on a budget as well, and need ...More
“Armchair in dining/kitchen area.” — pilatesamber
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Green Home Remodel – Clean and Green on a Budget – with Flair The dining room addition also served as a family room space and has easy access to the updated kitchen. Today many families with young children put health and safety first among their priorities for their homes. Young families are often on a budget as well, and need to save in important areas such as energy cost...More
“smaller version of a great layout” — kcello
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Green Home Remodel – Clean and Green on a Budget – with Flair The dining room addition also served as a family room space and has easy access to the updated kitchen. Today many families with young children put health and safety first among their priorities for their homes. Young families are often on a budget as well, and need to save in important areas such as energy cost...More
“Could we open up to the dining room.” — Tracey Black
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This family bath also serves as a guest bath and was renovated at the same as the kitchen and dining room addition. All of the surfaces are eco-friendly, hypo-allergenic, safe and clean. Made of recycled glass, VOC paints and cabinetry, this bathroom is an oasis for a healthy home. Green Home Remodel – Clean and Green on a Budget – with Flair Dan Cutrona Photography
“floor tile” — marysmurray
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This family bath also serves as a guest bath and was renovated at the same as the kitchen and dining room addition. All of the surfaces are eco-friendly, hypo-allergenic, safe and clean. Made of recycled glass, VOC paints and cabinetry, this bathroom is an oasis for a healthy home. Green Home Remodel – Clean and Green on a Budget – with Flair Dan Cutrona Photography
“recycled glass counter” — amromsa
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This family bath also serves as a guest bath and was renovated at the same as the kitchen and dining room addition. All of the surfaces are eco-friendly, hypo-allergenic, safe and clean. Made of recycled glass, VOC paints and cabinetry, this bathroom is an oasis for a healthy home. Green Home Remodel – Clean and Green on a Budget – with Flair Dan Cutrona Photography
“Cool counter top.” — jgedgaud
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The shower surround is made or recycled glass tiles with extra contrast to define the small space. This family bath also serves as a guest bath and was renovated at the same as the kitchen and dining room addition. All of the surfaces are eco-friendly, hypo-allergenic, safe and clean. Made of recycled glass, VOC paints and cabinetry, this bathroom is an oasis for a healthy h...More
“Lighter tile” — freechristine
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Detail of Recycled Glass Countertop - Green Home Remodel – Clean and Green on a Budget – with Flair Today many families with young children put health and safety first among their priorities for their homes. Young families are often on a budget as well, and need to save in important areas such as energy costs by creating more efficient homes. In this major kitchen remodel an...More
“Recycled glass countertop?” — Andi Roth
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Green Home Remodel – Clean and Green on a Budget – with Flair Today many families with young children put health and safety first among their priorities for their homes. Young families are often on a budget as well, and need to save in important areas such as energy costs by creating more efficient homes. In this major kitchen remodel and addition project, environmentally su...More
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Green Home Remodel – Clean and Green on a Budget – with Flair Today many families with young children put health and safety first among their priorities for their homes. Young families are often on a budget as well, and need to save in important areas such as energy costs by creating more efficient homes. In this major kitchen remodel and addition project, environmentally su...More
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