Stylish & Sustainable : A Responsible Remodel

Stylish & Sustainable : A Responsible Remodel
November 25, 2019 Patrick Yore

A backdrop of white tile up to the ceiling allows the floor and polished nickel finishes to be the focal points in this 1930s bathroom remodel. Antique cabinet doors are re-purposed to conceal a hidden storage niche adding texture and aged charm. The client’s personality is further imprinted in the space with eclectic furnishings and art. Plus, the overall design was executed without negatively impacting the environment. Reusing and repurposing played a major role in the design, along with the use of ecologically friendly and sustainable materials.

How did we keep this design green?

The wall hung sink is fitted with metal pipes rather than plastic PVC. The Benjamin Moore Natura paint used is non-toxic, no VOCs. The beautiful patterned floor is handmade encaustic cement tiles, which are made by layering cement, marble powder and natural pigments.

We breathed new life into the original built-in cabinetry and the medicine cabinet so they didn’t need to be replaced. Eliminating a wall in the space allows in more natural daylight and eliminates the need to turn on lights in the daytime. Plus LED light fixtures make the lighting more efficient at night.

The art and lamp are flea market rescues, and antique cabinet doors were repurposed to conceal the storage niche rather than buying new ones. The vintage chair was re-upholstered with natural Mongolian wool instead of synthetic fiber. Towels are made from organic cotton.

Our designs always factor in environmental stewardship, and we encourage you to embrace great choices, too. Contact us today if you’re ready for help with your green design.