8 Design Tips for an Eco-Friendly Home

Building or remodeling? Become a better steward of nature with these innovative ideas.

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Kitchen with eco paint
Photographer Tria Giovan

Eco-chic Idea #5

Go low VOC. To cover the poorly maintained interior siding that had turned black, Marc chose a low-VOC white paint in a finish that allows the wood’s texture to show through. Paints like this one from Benjamin Moore (Muslin [OC-12]) contain fewer atmosphere- polluting volatile organic compounds.

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