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GOING GREEN Series: A Vintage Retrofit

GOING GREEN Series: A Vintage Retrofit 

On a quiet street in an historic neighborhood in Asheville, NC, where  huge old trees stand in stately glory on either side of the rode,  I found an amazing vintage home in need of TLC.

I showed it not long ago to a young couple who are planning to " do a bunch of retrofitting"  after they invest in an older home. Great attitude as the "GREEN-UP":  It's going to be a fascinating learning experience and challenge, " they tell me. 


We sat sown with our "GREENERS" -professional resources who understand the ins and outs of  retrofitting to get a clue as to their opinion about what they'd like to see done first.   Here's what they told us:

  • Solar Panels
  • Upgrade the windows
  • NO VOC painting throughout 
  • Edible landscape
  • On-Demand Water Heaters




Summarizing: Green products can improve your quality of life while also "greening-up" the neighborhood in a special way.  Here is a Vintage Retrofit and it could be  the biggest and most elegant recycled item for which you have ever cared!

What's yours???

Resources: . I love Asheville's locally-produced Earthpaint® which is NO VOC for sprucing up both interior and exterior surfaces. (Check the link. You can order it shipped if need be.)


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