Friday, August 28, 2009

Green Renovate Friday

Man has it been busy around here I've gotten a few posts up this week but I haven't been able to do a lot of reading. Today is no different though I got up a little earlier so I'll be able to visit some of my favorite blogs. I can't wait till the kids go back to school.

Now lets talk Green Renovations. You've decided you want a new look, your going to redo your kitchen, bathroom or Whatever. Start by considering what you already have. Can it be remodeled with some paint or reused in a new quirky way? If your cabinets are still in good shape would just refacing them be ok? Are your appliances seriously outdated? These would be best to replace completely with the newer energy star appliances. Be creative, checkout yard sales and consignment stores for items to give your home a new look without buy more stuff.

If you do decide to gut your home then find a local Building Materials Reuse Association. They will help you tear apart your old stuff in a way that insures that it can be use again by someone else. It is also as you might have guessed a good place to start looking for building materials for your new look. There is even a website to help you find one near you. Check it out for your next remodel.

No comments: