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Sustainable Design
appraiser and make the tax-deduction process
easy. Think about it, people buy a used luxury car;
they can also buy a pre-owned luxury kitchen."
Every year, more than 50,000 luxury kitchens that could have been recycled and reused are
dumped into landfills.
"Luxury kitchens can generate $800 million for
the circular economy in resale and $200 million to
$300 million in jobs," added Feldman.
In discussing some of the challenges, Inglis said
that one of the biggest obstacles is knowing what's
in the very complex supply chain.
"Take even a simple product like wood, for
instance; it's not always responsibly harvested,"
she said. "When our choices in wood contribute to deforestation, we are contributing to the
huge global climate crisis and not ensuring a
healthy future."
Inglis cited stats that U.S. is the largest consumer of wood processed in China; 50 percent
of global timber is processed in China, and 80
percent of that is illegally logged.
Also, harmful chemicals are commonly used
in production of residential furnishings, including flame retardants, volatile organic compounds
(VOCs) like formaldehyde, antimicrobials, highly
fluorinated stain treatments and PVC.
Cloos noted that another big challenge is getting
over the idea that going green is very expensive.

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custom-built kitchen recycled
from a mansion in Greenwich,
Conn., by Renovation Angel
in 2018. The original and new
kitchens were designed by
Deane Inc., Stamford and
New Canaan. The recycled
kitchen included all countertops, sinks, faucets and SubZero and Wolf appliances.

"If it costs more initially, it could have a cost-savings impact down the
chain of renovation," she said. "You might have to spend more money [on a
green option], but maybe you won't have to spend so much time designing
and thinking about it - and this can bring the cost down. The sooner in the
process you start thinking of these options, the more impact you can make
without spending a lot of money."
According to Cloos, the components of a green home include the land
it's on, the resources it uses - energy and water - how healthy it is, the air the
homeowners are breathing and how they use that home.
"Think about 'incremental green'- or green as you go,"she said."You don't
have to do it all at once. Next time you paint, use a low- or no-VOC paint. Replace a light fixture with an energy-efficient fixture. It's all about our choices."
Feldman said education is a big challenge because most consumers don't
even know they can recycle their kitchens. By offering clients a recycling option, designers are really giving them a bigger renovation budget.
"Designers come to us to see how to incorporate recycling in a bid, as a
way to win the business," he said. "You'll be a hero in the eyes of the client."
The National Green Building Standard is the simplest way to certify a
remodel or a whole project as green, Cloos noted. "It's similar to LEED for
homes, and it's a very flexible standard - there are more than 1,100 practice
points, and you only need 261 points to certify at the lowest level," he added.
"Ask your clients what they really want from their space. Probably it's to look
great and perform well, but we often forget about performance.This is where
green and sustainable practices can really help the client have both."
Feldman said Renovation Angel has instituted a recycling standard for the
kitchen and bath industry, which up until now has not had one.
"In Europe, this is an old concept; there, kitchens are furniture and they
move with the people," he added. "It's harder to do this in the U.S., but 'hard'
is an opportunity. We're trying to make it easier."

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Contents
Editor’s Note
NKBA Note
Happenings
Hot Topic Enlightening a new generation
Trends Today’s luxury master baths
ICFF 2019 What not to miss!
Tech Savvy A smart home with all the bells & whistles
NKBA List Connecting with smart home tech
Learning Corner 4 ways to design for accessibility
Sustainable Design Steps toward a greener way of thinking
Better Business Gain project add-ons to raise profit
Before & After Closed-in kitchen makes room for a family
Balanced Budget Cutting costs in a California kitchen
Small Spaces Using color & patterns to enlarge rooms
KBB’s Person of the Year Celebrating one overall winner and six notables
What’s Hot Sinks & faucets
What’s Cool Everywhere else
Designer adds a touch of the Southwest by mixing plenty of textures
Ohio home is infused with rustic, Texas style
Solutions Solving challenges in a small bath
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 4
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Editor’s Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - NKBA Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Happenings
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 11
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Hot Topic Enlightening a new generation
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 13
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 15
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Trends Today’s luxury master baths
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - ICFF 2019 What not to miss!
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Tech Savvy A smart home with all the bells & whistles
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 31
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - NKBA List Connecting with smart home tech
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 33
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Learning Corner 4 ways to design for accessibility
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 35
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Sustainable Design Steps toward a greener way of thinking
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 37
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 38
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 39
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Better Business Gain project add-ons to raise profit
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 41
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Before & After Closed-in kitchen makes room for a family
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 43
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Balanced Budget Cutting costs in a California kitchen
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 45
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 46
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 47
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Small Spaces Using color & patterns to enlarge rooms
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 49
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - KBB’s Person of the Year Celebrating one overall winner and six notables
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 53
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - What’s Hot Sinks & faucets
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 59
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - What’s Cool Everywhere else
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 61
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Designer adds a touch of the Southwest by mixing plenty of textures
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 63
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 64
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Ohio home is infused with rustic, Texas style
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