Salem, NH 603.952.3192
Amherst, NH 603.769.4938
Salem, NH 603.952.3192
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Amherst, NH 603.769.4938

Green Remodeling

If going green is important to you, choose Blackdog Builders for your next remodeling project!. Many of our standard building practices incorporate sustainable design concepts and we always look at existing systems and conditions within the house to ensure we are providing our clients with complete input regarding green remodeling options for their home.

Plan Your Eco-Friendly Remodeling

Here are a few of the most common remodeling projects, along with some specific advice on how you can make them eco-friendly.

Kitchen Remodeling

Kitchens are high on most home remodelers’ wish lists. If you’re interested in green remodeling, here are some ideas:

  • Choose ENERGY STAR® rated appliances, which will use less energy and help to keep costs low. Federal tax credits are sometimes made available, as described on the ENERGY STAR website.
  • Install recycled-content glass countertops, which are beautiful alternatives to granite.
  • Take advantage of natural light with well-placed windows, skylights, or sun tunnels.

Bathroom Remodeling

Bathrooms are another space where remodelers have plenty of opportunities to make wise choices. Eco-friendly ideas include:

  • Replacing toilets with low-flow models.
  • Installing tiles made of recycled content.

Room Additions

If you’re adding a new room to your home, here are some green remodeling ideas:

  • Install ceiling fans to keep warm air down in the winter and to provide cool air in the summer.
  • Install insulation in the walls and attic to prevent heat transfer.
  • Strategically place windows, shades, and overhangs to take advantage of the sun’s heat.

There is a significant amount of misinformation and “Greenwashing” going on in our industry. Blackdog Builders can help you separate fact from fiction and aid you in making educated choices about reducing the carbon footprint of your project. Since budget is always a concern, we can also provide feedback on the myriad of green-related options, allowing you to make an informed choice about how to utilize your funds.

Get your green remodeling project underway by completing our contact form or by calling 603-952-3192!

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