Green Home Home Improvement

Earth-friendly home features can add to a home’s value and livability, while also making it more attractive to buyers looking for “green” features. Here are a few ways to “go green” on your next project:

  • PLUMBING FIXTURES:
    The latest low-flow fixtures not only look good but save significantly more water than those made even just a generation ago.
  • BATHTUB/SINKS:
    If your bathtub or sink is in good condition, instead of buying a new one, get the current one refinished.
  • DRIVEWAYS/WALKWAYS:
    Consider installing a permeable driveway or walkway mad of pavers, crushed stone or broken (recycled) concrete, which allows rainwater to seep through to the ground.
  • FLOORING:
    Bamboo grows quickly even without pesticides and, when assembled into flooring, is more durable than most hardwoods. This makes it a sustainable choice for your home. Concrete is another alternative and can incorporate recycled materials such as recycled glass to give it unique character.
  • COUNTERTOPS:
    Recycled-glass products are elegant and stylish and add a modern twist. These products are available in a variety of designs and colors. As with flooring, concrete is another option that can be used for countertops.

For more green remodeling ideas, visit: www.seattle.gov