Your low-impact home makeover

Learn how to lighten your footprint, from easy DIY tips to the top things to keep in mind for a sustainable home renovation

16 smart ideas for a green remodel

What we used to call “green” design is now just common sense. Take it from a contractor who called on his eco savvy to update his own home

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Do double duty
Thomas J. Story

Do double duty

In the breakfast area, the bench seat maximizes the narrow kitchen-to-backyard area and stores art supplies in drawers underneath. “We squeeze as much out of the space as we can,” says King. By day, it’s a homework spot. By night, it’s addi­tional seating while the family and their friends watch movies together.

 

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