In this contemporary kitchen, carbonized bamboo cabinetry mixes with cool gray quartz countertops for a clean look. The homeowners wanted a dining area in the kitchen, so an extra countertop is added behind the sink and paired with two chrome barstools.
Custom hickory wood cabinetry establishes the HGTV Green Home 2012 kitchen's subdued neutral palette. In the waterfall island front, double doors open to reveal 23-inch-deep by 40-inch-wide storage cabinets. To encourage dining at the table or in the courtyard, interior designer Linda Woodrum eliminated barstools.
Constructed from eco-friendly composite material, the side deck successfully connects the dining room to outdoor spaces. A grilling station and urban-chic furnishings accommodate gatherings large and small.
The eco-friendly courtyard, constructed of permeable pavers and enclosed by picket fencing, accommodates both social gatherings and intimate family dinners at the HGTV Green Home 2010. Teak wood furniture provides chic seating for the space.
The overhead windows in this bathroom do more than just bring the beauty of the outdoors in. The large windows allow natural light to flood the space, making the home more eco-friendly and allowing the homeowners to reduce their energy usage.
In the design of this home's yard, designers installed a statue inspired by Native American artwork, helping to connect the home to the culture of the land. Highlighting the statue are a few indigenous, flowering plants, adding color to the space, but not requiring much water, keeping the yard sustainable and eco friendly.
A 64-inch-tall Doggie Green Home mirrors the main home in both exterior cladding and crimped metal roofing. The structure was designed by the HGTV Green Home 2012 architect and constructed locally. A set of painted cedar stairs, crafted by carpenter David Brown, provide a rustic finishing touch.
This luxurious outdoor space boasts a stunning custom arbor, built entirely from sustainable materials. Contemporary outdoor seating comfortably seats up to 20 people. A stunning stone fireplace is perfect for chilly nights.
Designers maximized the stylishness of this space by using green technology and the home's infrastructure to conceal some of the home's less attractive features. To bring the fireplace into the space, designers used an eco-smart, ethanol fireplace that requires no venting or special accommodations, giving the home the warmth and elegance of a fireplace without needing to vent it to the outside. Then, HVAC ducts were hidden behind the faux chimney and plasma TV.