To avoid expensive wiring changes, we kept the sink and appliances in their existing locations, but substituted new, energy-saving models, including a Bosch dishwasher (www.Bosch.com) and General Electric refrigerator (www.GEappliances.com). We also double-insulated the warming and standard ovens for general heat retention. Our team took the original kitchen cabinets to The Away Station, a local recycling service, and replaced them with Plyboo bamboo cabinets that are low in formaldehyde (www.Plyboo.com). The natural Marmoleum flooring creates a beautiful surface, and it’s made from nontoxic ingredients such as linseed oil and wood flour (www.TheMarmoleumStore.com).
Photo By Barbara Bourne