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Green insulation

 

We knew that we wanted to incorporate green into the remodel, and an easy and way to do that was with blown-in cellulose, a product that is made from recycled newspapers, magazines, etc. The texture is truly like basic recycled papers so when they do ceilings, they put a simple screen in the joists to hold it. I first learned about it from one of my editors Erin Bean in Utah Style & Design.

The bonus is that unlike many green options, it was actually less expensive! Add in the fact that you have no toxic VOCs etc and you are sitting pretty. We used and recommend Bonded Insulation located in Murray. It only took two days to do and they were very clean and tidy.

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Cellulose is blown into the framing
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Jeff shows his happiness that this job is contracted out!
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Light and fluffy, sort of like snow. But not, it’s gray and recycled.

hey good lookin’, here’s what’s cookin’

I’m severely behind in my blogging, compared to progress done on the house, but will try to bring it up to date in the next few days. At least there will be more photos to compare progress instead of a bunch of studs hanging around. And I don’t mean just Jeff, Paul and Nate.

The kitchen cabinets are set to deliver next week which is fantastic! Our kitchen cabinet manufacturer is Teerlink Cabinets. Because we were in love with the kitchen in the SLC house we made an initial bid on and lost out on, we based the design on that kitchen. It was completely original 1960s, flat front walnut, no handles etc. Loved it! So, our new kitchen is loosely based on that. Flat fronts, walnut, no visible hinges but there will be pulls for the drawers, even though I tried to fight that battle and lost out to Jeff and our kitchen designer. Here are the designs and here’s to happy cooking!

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The walnut doors will be topped with a countertop of white Carrara marble, thinly veined with gray. It’s beautiful. We’re probably going to run it as a backsplash as well. Still deciding

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And the walnut is going to be gorgeous. To continue the wood theme, we are wrapping walnut veneer along the top of the fireplace and we are putting it on the east facing wall (front of the house) and the wall with the front room closet. Here’s a sample but we are doing it in 10′ panels.

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