Remember hearing that “Green is the new Black?” This might have been a few years ago, I will always remember that this slogan was on the expansion of the Valencia Town Center Mall in Central Valencia CA. I thought it was clever and wanted to write a post about how “Green” could be related to the Home Owner.
Green is much, much more than a color these days, as living green has become a way of life for many of us. There is so much talk these days of going green, choosing green, and being green, that we may even lose sight of what living green actually means. Simply put living green is reducing your impact on the environment that you live in.
Part of living green extends to real estate, where building, remodeling and design trends are now offering a variety of choices and options to reduce your carbon footprint and reduce the stress that you make on the environment. From paint and flooring to counter tops and appliances everyone has an opportunity to live green.
A recent article from House Logic “Green Kitchen Countertops: 3 Eco-Friendly Choices”, shows how choosing a counter top can be a green choice. A green countertop is one made from sustainable materials, recycled materials, or manufactured in such a way that there is little to no toxicity involved. Green counter top options include recycled paper, reclaimed wood, and recycled glass.
Going green with your real estate may involve some creativity, but more and more products are coming out every day that are attractive and environmentally friendly. There are some great options to consider when building or remodeling your home.
Don’t forget to Recycle – it will make you feel good – I promise 🙂