Green Solution: Paper-Based Countertops

Carter Oosterhouse uses a sustainable building product in a kitchen update.

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Richlite paper-based countertops are a great alternative to stone and plastic surfaces. They are comprised of pulp from trees that are harvested in sustainable forests with closely-managed environmental mandates such as habitat conservation. They come in a variety of colors and options and are mostly stain resistant, scratch resistant and heat resistant.

Product Information for Items Used in this Room Makeover:

slate black paper-based countertop — Richlite Company
1/8-inch Civic Floor Squares (cream #042369060967; grey #042369008709; blue #042369011921); vinyl faux-tin backsplash (Four Cross Hatch Silver #764890651215); track lighting fixture (frosted middle three-light canopy #008938254120); spice rack (#075381039963) — Home Depot
wall paint (Waverly Home Classics Sour Lime #WV33010); chrome organizer rack (model #K4704R1, item #217198) — Lowe’s
blinds (Fauxwood Blind #065001600783) — Wal-Mart
geometric message board (#10041692); wall-mounted magazine organizer (#10040637); grid system (Living Program, hooks item #05824341, shelves item #058243201, grid item #058243021) — The Container Store
pantry panel cover (window sheer item #490680326963) — Target

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