Featured in Ventana Monthly Magazine, September 2012
A Healthy Kitchen
DESIGN Cynthia Grier, EcoLogic Life
Tips for creating an eco healthy kitchen.
DO YOUR HOMEWORK
Select the right team to start, including an architect, designer, and contractor. You want people who have expertise in eco-friendly materials and their installation. Most projects inevitably have a few bumps in the road, but you can minimize them by doing your homework.
Countertops are made with concrete and post-consumer recycled glass.
DON’T LET COUNTERTOPS BE AN AFTERTHOUGHT
Countertops can be an artful, sophisticated focal point. They’re as important to your kitchen’s functionality as the cabinetry, and they can be just as expensive, too, so make sure there is room in the budget to do them right.
Southwestern-style recycled tiles for the backsplash add a lively pop of color.
KNOW YOUR BUDGET AND YOUR VISION
You will want to work efficiently with the design portion of your project. Gather together information and images on your vision, including magazine cutouts, materials ideas, and a checklist of wants. Play around with ideas at houzz.com.
Formaldehyde-free birch cabinets have sustainably harvested bamboo doors.
FIND A ONE-STOP SHOP
Designers with access to a wide selection of eco-friendly materials will save you time and money. As distributors of these products, they have the ability to help keep costs in line, and you will be spared countless hours running from place to place looking for the products that will suit you best.