This 1960s home embraces 21st century eco-sensibilities.
Our projection shows how the living room might look if the Stukels implement some of the prescribed eco-friendly upgrades, including new low-e windows, bamboo flooring (carried through the kitchen) and an efficient fireplace insert.
Illustration By Nate Skow
Their vintage home in an increasingly affluent Chicago suburb offered a great value per square foot for the Stukels, but its outdated decor and building properties need to be modernized.
Photos By Nathan Kipnis
Laura and Ray Stukel love their new home, but they want to make sure it's healthy for their family, which includes 4-year-old Kate and 2-year-old Mark.
Though roomy, the kitchen needs a major overhaul, including efficeint appliances and eco-friendly flooring.
Replacing the inefficient fireplace with a high efficiency insert will lower heating bills.