Green Solution: Bamboo and Reclaimed Materials

Carter Oosterhouse suggests using earth-friendly bamboo and salvaged materials in remodeling projects.

Bamboo Cabinets

Bamboo doesn't require the use of pesticides, which means less chemical pollution and cleaner air. Bamboo is a more sustainable product than most hardwoods and is also quite durable. For this project, we installed bamboo kitchen cabinets.

Product Information for Items Used in this Room Makeover:

granite countertop (color Amarone); mosaic tile backsplash (color Forest) — Granite Transformations
bamboo cabinets — Grasswood Cabinets
flooring (Tarkett Heritage Walnut Laminate #LD7C13003) — Color Floors
chandelier (Hampton Bay with glass faux candle foyer light item #267177); copper wall panels (ACP item #764890656180); metal wall art (item #685497401723); dining room paint (Behr Interior Satin Sweet Maple # Item #685497401723); kitchen ceiling paint (Behr Maple Leaf #250D-6); burgundy paint (Behr Red Brick #S-H-170) — Home Depot
buffet lanterns (Namaste Lantern #396504); armchair (Elana Banana Leaf #385435); lantern (Iron Tree Lantern #389335); throw pillows (Tribal Embroidered Toss Pillows #393764); vases (Kalahari Wood Vase item #393971, Kalahari item #393969); curtains (Jaya Green Melange canvas item #388290); pillar candle wall sconce (item #396513); dining room chairs (Sourav item #349459); 3-tier hanging basket (item #392045); green bamboo blinds (item #344571); floating shelves (Espresso Heron Shelf item #375086); candlesticks on buffet (item #381619); carved mango wood candleholders (item #381618); buffet (Sourav Buffet) — Cost Plus World Market


    • Tile and granite from Granite Transformations
    • Bamboo and other green building cabinets from Grasswood Cabinets
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