Best for Remodeling: Great Home Products

Greenovate your home with these eco-friendly products.

| March/April 2006

From floors to furnishings, going green has never been easier.

Add interest and color to your kitchen or bath with artistic glass tiles. Sandhill Industries makes 100 percent recycled glass tiles in a variety of colors and styles using a process that requires less than a quarter of the energy it takes to produce a cast-glass tile. (208) 345-6508

Lower your utility bills with energy-efficient, fluorescent fixtures. American Fluorescent makes Energy Star–qualified indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures designed for the most discerning decorators. The Iris Pendant chandelier retails for $498. (847) 249-5970

Phillip Jeffries grasscloth wallcoverings are made from arrowroot, jute or reed fibers; natural vegetable dyes; and 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper backing. Retails from $35 per yard. (800) 576-5455

Harvested from the bark of the cork-oak tree, cork is earth friendly. Duro-Design cork flooring products contain as much air as they do cork, making them natural shock and sound absorbers. More than 50 Duro-Design cork flooring products are available, ranging from $4 to $6 per square foot. (888) 528-8518

If your new rooms cry out for new furnishings, consider pieces made from sturdy, sustainable bamboo. Crate & Barrel’s new Bento line of solid bamboo furniture sports a contemporary, Asian look. Bento Chifforobe: $1,599. (800) 967-6696

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