Celebrity Los Angeles Interior Designer Lori Dennis Kiwi Magazine Winter, 2010

Celebrity Los Angeles Interior Designer Lori Dennis Kiwi Magazine Winter, 2010

Celebrity Los Angeles Interior Designer Lori Dennis Kiwi Magazine Winter, 2010

Celebrity Los Angeles Interior Designer Lori Dennis Kiwi Magazine Winter, 2010

Celebrity Los Angeles Interior Designer Lori Dennis Kiwi Magazine Winter, 2010

The Eco-Friendly
How to go green, whether you’re ready for or just ant to make some simple changes

Winter, 2010 | by April Hardwick

The only thing left from the original kitchen in this west Los Angeles bungalow is the door. Everything else? Gone. Lori Dennis, a LEED-certified interior designer (learn more about LEEI) on page 64) created an energy-efficient space that’s safe for owners Dee Dee Irwin and David Marks, their family, and the planet. “Lori managed to combine green living seamlessly with all the elements of a bill modern working kitchen,”says Irwin.

Some highlights;

GREENER LIGHTING. Removing a wall allowed more natural light in, and compact fluorescent bulbs and dimmer switches make the electric lighting as cco- friendly as possible.

ENERGY-EFFICIENT APPLIANCES. The fridge and dishwasher were replaced with Energy Star models (reducing their energy consumption) and reconfigured to make room for a recycling center and compost bin.

LOW-FLOW FAUCETS. Kohler faucets minimize water waste; plus, the tap filters the water, doing away with toxins—and any need for disposable bottles or plastic filters.

ECO-FRIENDLY MATERIALS. Dennis chose Italian cabinets because of Italy’s high standards for reducing toxic emissions, known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The floor is Forest Steward-ship Council–certified oak, the walls are painted with zero-VOC Benjamin Moore colors, and the countertops are Caeserstone, a 93 percent natured quartz that is stain and scratch

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A major renovation (like this one!)

Ready to give your space a green makeover?