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Can This Home Be Greened? Beautifying a Craftsman Bungalow

A California craftsman craves a kitchen makeover.

This historic Craftsman home in Oakland, California, needs just a few eco-friendly updates.
Photos and magnets on the fridge compound kitchen clutter. Substituting a cork board for notes and photos would make the room feel less messy.
Memento concert posters hide peeling particleboard cabinet doors.
Daria could install a frosted, sliding-glass door between the kitchen and the utility room to bring more sunlight into the kitchen.
Opening up the wall above the hearth would bring more light into the living room.
Homeowner Daria Schwarzschild favors nontoxic remodeling projects.

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