It sure is nice to be married to an Interior Designer. Here is the design of the kitchen, which we hope to begin work on in the spring, after the house is closed up. (We are still in the foundation phase at present.)
Planned green features include:
- Finished concrete floor, stained and sealed
- Locally, sustainably harvested wood for cabinets
- Energy Star appliances, including an induction cooktop (which are all electric and energy usage can be offset by the planned 2.5KW PV system)
- LED and/or infrared halogen lighting throughout
- Low-flow water fixtures
The rendering above was done using SketchUp. It shows the high degree of daylighting that will be provided by the open design and clerestory windows.