Remodelista: The Low-Impact Home by Margot Guralnick and Fan Winston

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Learn how to make planet-friendly choices at home with the design experts of

Concerned about the state of the planet and wanting to do your part? Written with urgency, Remodelista: The Low-Impact Home gives clear guidance and inspiration for creating a home that’s both sustainable and stylish. The book features room-by-room tips for reducing your environmental footprint, as well as tours of artful living quarters belonging to people who interpret low-impact living in a myriad of ways, from a remodeled apartment inspired by the Slow Food movement to a tree-house cabin to a multigenerational courtyard compound.

Every page offers information that you can act on right away—including best practices for choosing household essentials, from lightbulbs to sofas; guidelines for a low-impact, energy-efficient remodel; and how to recycle or donate your castoffs so they don’t end up in the landfill. Like all Remodelista books, this manual is both a visual delight and an invaluable resource.
Change begins in the home, and it’s inspiring to learn how climate-aware living choices, no matter how small, contribute to the greater good.
Guidance includes:

  • Low-impact remodeling ideas and approaches for every room
  • Planet-friendly essentials: paint, rugs, bedding, furniture, and more
  • The Vintage 75: favorite tried-and-true objects for everyday use
  • Plus the lowdown on composting, energy-efficient appliances, insulation, HVAC, roofing, and more

Photos by Louise Coghill. 

About the authors

Margot Guralnick and Fan Winston are both seasoned magazine veterans, conservationists, and longtime Remodelista editors. Guralnick is the coauthor of Remodelista: The Organized Home and producer of Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home. Winston, who worked for many years at Martha Stewart Living, is the founding editor of The Organized Home and editor of Gardenista, both companion websites to Remodelista. 



ISBN: 1648290140
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Publication date: October 4, 2022