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Eco-friendly countertops which can greatly improve your property

Posted on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 1:49:46 PM

The kitchen is one of the most popular rooms American homeowners choose to remodel. There are a number of projects which can improve this often-used living space, but one of the most effective modifications deals with countertops. 

Individuals looking to incorporate eco-friendly materials and green practices with the help of home improvement financing can benefit from installing surfaces made of the following materials into their kitchens.

Repurposed wood
Countertops made of reclaimed wood from old barns and buildings, as well as felled trees, can provide homeowners with a stylish focal point while keeping costs low.

Recycled glass
These surfaces are typically made by mixing small pieces of colored glass into a concrete, cement or resin base and buffing the mixture to a smooth finish. Countertops created with custom color schemes are stain-resistant and help reduce the amount of products which end up in landfills.

Reused paper
When combined with a resin base, paper fibers can be transformed into a hard surface which can be shaped with modern wood-working tools. The countertops are heat-resistant, vary in color and range in thickness from one-quarter-inch to two-inches.

By utilizing home improvement loans from Home Loan Investment Bank, consumers can make modern updates to their properties and effectively reduce the amount of materials which are unnecessarily wasted.