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The green products and materials used in this kitchen promote sustainability in residential design and construction. They conserve natural resources and don't cause depletion of natural resources. The Wellborn cabinetry is a green choice and is part of the environmental stewardship program, which supports no added formaldehyde, low VOC glues, binders and finishes. The selected beaded inset cabinetry construction has an espresso finish on cherry for the island and an antique evergreen stain on maple wood, which adds a natural fee to the kitchen. Cabinetry features include: recycling centers, recycled glass and dish drawers. The island is topped with Cambria's Cranbrook natural quartz and the surround is Whitehall natural quartz. Added function comes from the Energy Star appliances, provided by SubZero and Wolf.
The open floor plan helped reduce material use and supported the concept of flexibility and multiple uses of most spaces. The recycled glass tile are a beautiful touch and have thermal mass to help reduce energy. The double work triangle of the kitchen allows for many chefs in the kitchen. The EcoSmart fireplace is recessed into the kitchen island and is removable for flexibility to add a water feature on the island for the hot Atlanta months.
The EcoSmart fireplace is fueled by renewable energy and you can regulate the flame. The EcoSmart fire products allow you to qualify for federal tax credits for energy efficiency. Receive up to 30% or $1500 tax credit - now that's really green!
The fire, water, metal and wood elements create Fung Shui in the kitchen. Maximizing an outdoor view, while maintaining a warm environment was key to this kitchen design. Emmye says "Do good to energy efficiency on behalf of Mother Earth."
Kitchen Paint Color
Designer: Emmye Otto Cherry - Emmye Cherry Designs
Emmye Otto Cherry
Emmye Cherry Designs
Styist: Jennifer Spears - EcoChoice Interiors