As you go through the process of selecting the materials that help define the interior look and feel of your home, spend just a minute to click through and see how much you can save. From eco-flooring and breathe-easy paint to Low-E windows and innovative sun tubes, you may be surprised at the great quality, selection, and the speed of return on your investment.
Throughout this Finishes section and the site you can click on Home Remodeling products, resources, calculator tools, and directories. The home improvement ROI calculations are based on comprehensive research ranging from Governmental and University Studies to Homeowners with actual Performance Feedback. The data is based on a single family house with typical utility demand for a family of four. Our team has also provided the key information on how to TAKE ACTION on Finishes. The web is loaded with information, which is often overwhelming, so we have and continue to research the most cost-effective products and also the best places to buy those products based on price and service. The overall 'Value' is the determining factor in our recommendations, and we put our money where our mouth is having used the research to determine what to buy for the prototype high performance eco-house remodeling project.Photo Notes:
This nighttime picture of the space illustrates the effect of the hanging, pendant, sconce, and under counter lighting. The Kitchen includes Thermal Mass Radiant Tile Floors, Zero VOC Paint, Double Insulated Walls, Low-E Architectural Series Pella Casement Windows with transoms, Multi-Speed reversible Casablanca Ceiling Fans, Locally made cabinets with mirrored backsplashes, Energy Star GE Profile appliances with ‘Smart Water’ filtration, Natural fiber carpet for the seating area, Non-Toxic Phosphate Free Method Home cleaning products, Dual under counter recycling bins, Standby Power Reduction for Laptop and TV (on opposite side of room), Salvaged chairs and table, a throw quilt made from old flannel shirts, and a combination Solar Hot Water and Photovoltaic rooftop panel system.