Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Green renovation

Thom and I are very cognizant of trying to make the repairs, updates, and changes to the house as green as possible. One thing we're really considering is the flooring for the hallways, stairs, and kitchen being something that is durable but also renewable. Right now we're leaning toward linoleum (yeah, it's back, baby!) and perhaps even cork or bamboo flooring for the hallway. We'll want carpeting up the stairs and in the upstairs hallway and there are some cool recycled products out there. We'll be keeping an eye on all of these things as we get going. We're also really committed to buying locally as much as possible so as not to support the big box stores where it can be avoided.

1 comment:

Gretchen said...

Found your blog through another blog. I have a 100+yr old farmhouse in Eddington and we're also renovating it and trying to do it "green." I bought this house in August 2008 and so far have mostly just gutted it! Your blog is inspiring and your house buying process was reminiscent of mine. You blog and some others make me want to blog all of our house projects instead of just putting them up as Facebook photo albums. Hmmm.