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Open Kitchen Be Gone

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Oct 6, 2015 5:36:00 PM

Even the prettiest kitchen is often noisy and messy. As homes grow smaller, backlash is growing against the open kitchen.

Want to see if a design idea is trending? Check out broadcast commercials. One of the newest is for HomeGoods and features a young couple preparing food in a closed in kitchen and bringing it to a dining area to share with friends. See the link below to watch it.

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Topics: kitchen, design, efficient design

Designed for Flexibility

Posted by Green Builder Staff

May 26, 2015 2:52:56 PM

For this Portland, Oregon makeover, creating the perfect kitchen meant energy-efficient, customized design—with minimal waste.


THE KEY TO FITTING the perfect kitchen into this small 1940s home was flexibility, says Therese DuBravac, design consultant at Neil Kelly Design.

The original kitchen was a very tight space, but the 40-something chef-and-teacher couple has no children and plans to live in the house for the long term.

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Topics: Indoor Air Quality, kitchen, energy efficiency, Kohler, Green Appliances, appliances

Taos Treasure

Posted by Green Builder Staff

May 20, 2015 1:38:00 PM

The bath and kitchen in this Passivhaus, which is part of a senior co-housing community, feature clean lines and compact design.


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Topics: bathroom, kitchen, solar hot water, Passive design, passive house, senior housing

A Modern Colonial Kitchen

Posted by Green Builder Staff

May 15, 2015 8:45:19 AM

The kitchen in this energy-efficient new home combines style with water-saving fixtures, energy-efficient lighting and appliances and beautiful, natural materials.


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Topics: Indoor Air Quality, kitchen, water conservation, water saving, Low-E Window glazing, LED Lighting, salvaged materials, Water Sense

Condo Kitchen Reborn

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

May 14, 2014 12:34:00 PM

Photos by Darren S Higgins, DH Photography

ALAN ABRAMS HAS been building green for decades, starting with a modest adobe he built by hand in New Mexico. The motto of his Maryland-based company, Abrams Design Build, is “sustainable design for intentional living.”

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Topics: kitchen, Greenguard, FSC Certified Lumber, Residential Retrofit, salvaged materials, Maryland, Recycled Products

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