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“Easy ideas . . . . The kind of guidebook we reference again and again. . . with recommendations for every single room in the house.” —Real Simple
Learn how to make planet-friendly choices at home with the design experts of Remodelista.com
Concerned about the state of the planet and wanting to do your part? Written with urgency, Remodelista: The Low-Impact Home gives clear guidance and inspiration for creating a home that’s both sustainable and stylish. The book features room-by-room tips for reducing your environmental footprint, as well as tours of artful living quarters belonging to people who interpret low-impact living in a myriad of ways, from a remodeled apartment inspired by the Slow Food movement to a tree-house cabin to a multigenerational courtyard compound.
Every page offers information that you can act on right away—including best practices for choosing household essentials, from lightbulbs to sofas; guidelines for a low-impact, energy-efficient remodel; and how to recycle or donate your castoffs so they don’t end up in the landfill. Like all Remodelista books, this manual is both a visual delight and an invaluable resource.
Change begins in the home, and it’s inspiring to learn how climate-aware living choices, no matter how small, contribute to the greater good.
Low-impact remodeling ideas and approaches for every room
Planet-friendly essentials: paint, rugs, bedding, furniture, and more
The Vintage 75: favorite tried-and-true objects for everyday use
Plus the lowdown on composting, energy-efficient appliances, insulation, HVAC, roofing, and more
About the Author
Margot Guralnick and Fan Winston are both seasoned magazine veterans, conservationists, and longtime Remodelista editors. Guralnick is the coauthor of Remodelista: The Organized Home and producer of Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home. Winston, who worked for many years at Martha Stewart Living, is the founding editor of The Organized Home and editor of Gardenista, both companion websites to Remodelista.
“A handbook for living beautifully while minimizing your impact on the environment.” —Washington Post
“Easy ideas . . . . When we heard that the Remodelista team was coming out with a new book all about designing a less wasteful, more sustainable home, we knew this would be the kind of guidebook we reference again and again. . . . . [It] offers up advice for both more sustainable renovations and more eco-friendly everyday habits..” —Real Simple
“Attainable ideas for living more sustainably. This info-packed book offers low-impact home remodeling tips, product repurposing options, composting advice, and more.” —Better Homes & Gardens Do It Yourself
“Living in an eco-friendly home can still be chic! Remodelista: The Low-Impact Home shows you how to maximize both beauty and sustainability.” —House & Home (Canada)
“Guralnick and Winston demonstrate how style and sustainability can coexist in this excellent guide to setting up a planet-friendly home. . . . This lovely, practical collection will be just right for green-minded designers.” —Publishers Weekly
“Being sustainable doesn’t have to mean sacrificing style. That’s the ethos behind Remodelista: The Low-Impact Home by Margot Guralnick and Fan Winston (Artisan, £31.99, out 4 October), and it’s one that will interest anyone considering an eco-friendly project. As well as featuring homes dedicated to low-impact living, it includes a room-by-room guide to impactful swaps such as air-drying clothes rather than tumble-drying. There are simple DIY projects, a guide to buying vintage items, and advice on everything from healthy paint to upgrading windows.” —Grand Designs (U.K.)