Best for Remodeling: EcoTimber, Hunter Douglas, Rejuvenation, ShetkaStone

From lighting to flooring to window treatments, products exist to green your home remodeling.


| July/August 2005



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1. Shed new light with period lighting fixture reproductions. Rejuvenation recreates a variety using environmentally friendly manufacturing processes and recyclable shipping materials. $70 to $2,000. (888) 401-1900.

2. Sustainably harvested wood flooring helps the planet and adds luster and warmth to any room. A variety of sustainable floor materials, including bamboo, is available from EcoTimber product dealers. For one near you, visit EcoTimber.com. Prices vary according to type of wood.

3. Save on resources and add historical ­interest to your ­remodeling project by using recycled doors and windows. Shown is an example from James & Company, (256) 997-0703. Prices vary depending on size and age.

4. Cover your windows with shades made from sustainably harvested resources. Hunter Douglas makes its Provenance woven wood shades from reeds, bamboo, and grasses. From $121 per shade.

5. Reupholster your favorite furniture with planet-friendly recycled-polyester fabric. Designtex has developed a sustainable collection including the Closed Loop pattern (shown) using what architect William McDonough calls “environmentally intelligent design.” From $25 per yard. (800) 221-1540.

6. Refresh your kitchen backsplash or bathroom with tile made from post-consumer recycled glass. EcoFriendly Flooring’s tiles come in glossy or sandblasted “sea glass” finishes. Kitchen backsplash (shown): $28 per square foot. Many colors and sizes available, (866) 250-3273.





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