Can style and sustainability coexist? It’s a question we’ve been asking ourselves since we founded Remodelista 15 years ago. And it’s an issue that feels so central to what we do, and so urgent, that for the last few years we’ve been at work behind the scenes on a book filled with inspiration and guidance.
What exactly does “low impact” mean? We like to think of it as the new normal: a future-minded approach to home design with an emphasis on conscientious consumerism and earth-friendly choices.
In Remodelista: The Low-Impact Home, we tour the quarters of people who have interpreted low-impact living in myriad ways. We also present room-by-room tips on how to reduce your environmental footprint, from a gentler laundry routine to how to rid your kitchen of plastic.
And there’s more—including 75 of our favorite vintage household items (all easy to source); a global compendium of resources; a guide to how to responsibly get rid of unwanted things; and, of course, remodeling advice of all sorts, whether you’re looking to source nontoxic paint, upgrade your windows, or replace an inefficient water heater.
Here’s what you can expect to find between the covers.
Photography shown here by Justine Hand for Remodelista.