Zillow Advice: Home Improvement - 5 Cool Ideas For Green Home Remodeling http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/5-Cool-Ideas-For-Green-Home-Remodeling/513191/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Seems like everything was ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/5-Cool-Ideas-For-Green-Home-Remodeling/513191/ Seems like everything was removed on this site, but it is an area that interests me.<br/>Green remodeling can be done in a few different ways. The 'industry' doesn't make it cost effective for the people wanting to use this concept affordable in building new.<br/>The costs for 'green tec.' whatever the item is...is usually double the cost in new construction.<br/><br/>The areas where it can be cost effective is in renovations . <br/>Kitchen countertops is one area where recycled products are used to create nice alternative counters. <br/>Painted cabinetry is a great area of saving money and giving your kitchen a different look.<br/>Flooring products made from recycled materials have been around for years, you are usually walking on them when you enter hospitals, and your local Walmart centers...that greyish, black squares of tiles are made from car recycled car tires. <br/>You can also purchase the same type materials in mulch and outdoor play area protectant for the base of slides or swing sets.<br/><br/>Another cost effective saving is the re-purpose of furnisher.<br/>Bathroom vanities are a huge cost in bathroom remodeling, but if you visit a few used furnisher stores you may come up with a pretty cool looking alternative for a vanity base, with a few modifications and a new top you have a one of a kind beautiful vanity and great savings.<br/><br/>That old chest of drawers can be modified in your powder room or that extra space (if your bathroom is big enough) to hold extra towels an restock items.<br/>Even if you have remodeled with all new products, a distressed pc. in the mix is a great desiger interest.<br/><br/>Tops of those older 'china cabinets' can be taken off, put on afew wood balls or anything to make it stand up off the floor, cut the top flush and finish with a solid wood top and you have a pc. with glass doors that can be placed anywhere you have extra space and need some cool storage.<br/><br/>Going green doesn't always mean you have to spend a ton a money on new products, you can re-purpose old items to make one of a kind pcs. that no one has.<br/>-Joseph-<br/><br/> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 12:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/5-Cool-Ideas-For-Green-Home-Remodeling/513191/ 2013-10-02T12:15:00Z [Promotion removed by Zillow ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/5-Cool-Ideas-For-Green-Home-Remodeling/513191/ <h2 style="text-align: left;">[Promotion removed by Zillow moderator. Please see our&nbsp;<a style="text-align: right;" href="/howto/GoodNeighborPolicy.htm" title="Good Neighbor Policy" rel="nofollow">Good Neighbor Policy</a>&nbsp;for more information.]<br/></h2> Sat, 28 Sep 2013 12:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/5-Cool-Ideas-For-Green-Home-Remodeling/513191/ 2013-09-28T12:27:00Z