Thursday, March 21, 2013

Green selections for kitchen

It has been a couple of weeks since we started our kitchen remodeling project, and we have made quite a bit of progress.

The fun part for me was selecting the finishes and styles of the cabinets, countertops and hardware.

I had a wonderful experience at Home Depot, where I selected Martha Stewart cabinets and Silestone countertops. The entire team was helpful, available when I needed them and very knowledgable.  I would highly recommend them to anyone in the process of remodeling a kitchen or bathroom in their home.

The selections I made are green selections, so I am being a good stewart to the environment, and they will be very functional in a space that is used a great deal.

The perimeter cabinets which I wanted in a white, are a 5 ply laminate which will not show the cracking or splitting that would normally be experienced in a dry enviroment like we have in the winter.  They will also be very easy to clean, and will not yellow over time.  I have chosen the Silestone, Merope for the countertops, and love the honed look which is soft and casual.

The island will be in a dark Java maple wood.  The Silestone, Giallo Nova will add movement and color to the space, and not show marks or waterspots.  The wonderful features of it not having to be sealed, scratch and heat resistant, and another green product makes it perfect for my needs.

I have always said that the kitchen is the heart of the home.  And that is certainly true in our house.  With that said, I am really going to love my new kitchen! 


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