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
But first, they had to make room for it. An 11½-foot addition to the back of the house let them lengthen the galley kitchen. They also gained a modest family room that opens directly to the backyard, and a master suite with a deck and rooftop garden on the top level. Behind the scenes, King reworked the home’s infrastructure for maximum energy efficiency.
Even better than the extra square footage is the sense of openness. Airtight and long-lasting aluminum-clad windows now span the back façade, providing views of the yard from almost anywhere on the lower level. Now that’s genius.