Synopses & Reviews
With more than 150 color photographs, comprehensive text, and extensive resource lists of recommended products, manufacturers, and retailers, Good Green Kitchens is a must-have-whether taking small steps to a green kitchen, or planning a thorough remodel. This newest book from green living advocate, Jennifer Roberts, is loaded with inspiration and information for creating a dream green kitchen. What makes a kitchen green? Good Green Kitchens shows that eco-friendly design is a continuum that's shaded from light to dark green. At the light green end are easy-to-do steps such as choosing less polluting paints or selecting energy-efficient appliances. At the darker green end are strategies like using certified or reclaimed wood, consciously choosing to simplify or downsize, or using the kitchen project as a launching point for greening the whole house. Good Green Kitchens gives the low-down on what's green and what's not when it comes to kitchen design. It includes: up-close profiles of beautiful, green kitchens and the people who created them; tips for environmentally responsible redecorating, remodeling, and building from the ground up; in-depth chapters on greener alternatives for floors, cabinets, countertops, and appliances; strategies for greening the whole house; tips for keeping costs in check; and much more.
Tour ten cutting-edge kitchens that share one major detail-all are at the forefront of eco-friendly design. In Good Green Homes, environmental consultant and author Jennifer Roberts offered an overview of eco design for the entire home. In Good Green Kitchens she focuses on providing detailed how-to guidance for redecorating, remodeling and building new kitchens, including: In-depth information for comparing and selecting kitchen materials and products (including cost, performance, health and environmental considerations) Specific purchasing, installation and maintenance advice for appliances, flooring materials, cabinets, lighting, and more Outstanding design recommendations from leading architects, designers and contractors experienced with green building An extensive resource list of recommended products, manufacturers and retailers With striking photography and easy-to-understand text, Good Green Kitchens will inspire and inform to help homeowners create a kitchen that's beautiful, functional, healthy, and environmentally sound-whether taking small steps to green a kitchen, or planning a comprehensive remodel.