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Green Building Adds Unique Value

2015 Remodeling Award of Excellence

Our clients wanted to remodel their home to make it attractive to potential buyers before putting it on the market for sale. Quality was important to them so buyers would be impressed, but they also wanted to keep a relatively tight budget so their home wouldn’t be out-priced in the current market and geographic location. Since the scope of the project was primarily a new kitchen and new baths, we decided to certify the kitchen and bathrooms to the National Green Building Standard (NGBS), which would differentiate the house from current houses on the market.
We created a stylish new kitchen with Frigidaire stainless steel appliances and granite countertops in St. Cecilia classic. We also remodeled all the bathrooms, refinished the existing wood floors, replaced existing windows and two entrance doors, plus installed new siding and gutters on the existing rear addition.

Green building features that set this home apart

Special green features include the sleek maple kitchen cabinets in a deep espresso finish. These cabinets are certified by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) Environmental Stewardship Program. The bathrooms all employ high-efficiency low flow/duel flush toilets and low flow faucets for substantial water savings. Recyclable ceramic tile in Desert Sand was selected for the kitchen and the bathrooms. Other green features consist of LED light bulbs, no VOC paint, water base polyurethane floor finish, the re-use of existing material (trim and doors), Energy Star features, high performance vinyl replacement windows, recycled drywall, and RRP Lead Program.
Implementing the NGBS into this project gave our clients the assurance that the cost of remodeling would add significant value to their home in resale. Contact T.W. Ellis to discuss the many different ways green building features can add value to your home. See more photos of this project on Houzz.

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