If you’re like us the words “thrifty” and “green” may just throw you into a fit of hipster hating backlash. Or maybe it would make you a little misty for the bearded Al Gore. Whatever. Today’s NY Times has a story about Katherine Belsey Davis and her husband’s (a musician, not named…hmm) Brooklyn Heights kitchen reno:
New York Times: Leftovers….: Over the last year, after Ms. Davis and her husband combined their apartment in Brooklyn Heights with one next door to make space for their growing family, she built a laundry room and a recording studio for her husband, a musician, and renovated a bathroom at budget prices. But it was her kitchen renovation, which included appliances, cabinets, counters and floor, where she really managed to get a lot for a little. The kitchen came to a total of $10,600, said Ms. Davis, who estimated that she saved $19,000 to $28,000 on that one room by recycling.