Announcing Our New Book: Remodelista: The Low-Impact Home


Can type and sustainability coexist? It’s a query we’ve been asking ourselves since we based Remodelista 15 years in the past. And it’s a difficulty that feels so central to what we do, and so pressing, that for the previous couple of years we’ve been at work behind the scenes on a e-book stuffed with inspiration and steerage.

We’re delighted to announce that Remodelista: The Low-Affect Residence: A Sourcebook for Fashionable, Eco-Acutely aware Dwelling, is now obtainable for preorder (please take into account getting a replica; particulars beneath) and will probably be arriving in bookstores on September 13. In it, we discover methods, each large and small, for dwelling nicely whereas treading flippantly on our planet.

What precisely does “low impression” imply? We like to think about it as the brand new regular: a future-minded strategy to dwelling design with an emphasis on conscientious consumerism and earth-friendly decisions.

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Above: Bunzo, Justine’s pet rabbit, checks out his publishing debut on the again cowl.

In Remodelista: The Low-Affect Residence, we tour the quarters of people that have interpreted low-impact dwelling in myriad methods. We additionally current room-by-room recommendations on methods to cut back your environmental footprint, from a gentler laundry routine to methods to rid your kitchen of plastic.

And there’s extra—together with 75 of our favourite classic home items (all simple to supply); a world compendium of sources; a information to methods to responsibly do away with undesirable issues; and, in fact, transforming recommendation of all kinds, whether or not you’re trying to supply unhazardous paint, improve your home windows, or exchange an inefficient water heater.

Right here’s what you possibly can anticipate finding between the covers.

Images proven right here by Justine Hand for Remodelista.

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among the 12 house tours in the book is this 753 square foot, carbon neutral  10
Above: Among the many 12 home excursions within the e-book is that this 753 square-foot, carbon-neutral dwelling that architect Kate Fitzgerald designed for herself on what had been thought-about an unbuildable sliver of land. It’s made from “inexperienced concrete” and recycled brick, has a rain tank that provides water for ingesting and bathing, and doesn’t want air-con.
the featured houses span the globe—from a brooklyn apartment composed of 11
Above: The featured homes span the globe—from a Brooklyn house composed of salvaged native supplies to a UK farmhouse made from hemp to a household’s communal compound in California. Pictured is architects Bretaigne Walliser and Thom Dalmas’s one-room Catskills cabin.

Above: You’ll additionally discover room-by-room chapters, by which we provide concepts on methods to greenify the kitchen, laundry, toilet, bed room, and extra.
Above: “Eco-Acutely aware Family Fundamentals” particulars what it’s good to take note of when gathering the necessities each dwelling wants—lightbulbs, paint, furnishings, rugs, and textiles.
when it comes to shopping, the low impact approach is to buy used goods (becaus 14
Above: With regards to buying, the low-impact strategy is to purchase used items (due to the excessive environmental price of recent supplies and manufacturing). You’ll discover loads of inspiration in “The Remodelista Classic 75,” by which we share beloved workhorse home items from our personal collections, all plentiful on resale websites, akin to eBay and Etsy.
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Above: And all through, you’ll encounter recommendation from a few of our favourite eco-conscious tastemakers, together with Byron and Dexter Peart, founders of Goodee, a market of artisan-made dwelling items that prioritize sustainable supplies and moral practices.
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Above: On the lookout for nitty-gritty renovation data? In “The Interior Workings,” we clarify all of the unsexy however necessary stuff—akin to roofing, home windows, HVAC programs, and insulation—that goes into creating an energy-efficient dwelling. The triple-paned home windows proven listed below are in architects Ruth Mandl and Bobby Johnston’s 1889 townhouse that they was a self-sufficient passive home.

To Pre-Order:


Pre-order by way of Amazon, Barnes & NobleBooks-a-Million, and Bookshop. To search out your closest native bookstore, go to IndieBound.


Pre-order by way of Amazon Canada and Indigo.

United Kingdom

Pre-order by way of Amazon UK and Waterstones.


Pre-order by way of Booktopia.

Different Territories

Elsewhere? Pre-order by way of Ebook Depository.


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