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Designer gives historic house a green make-over

on Monday,April 26,2010 22:04

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Green is the color on the minds of many designers these days, including the well known interior designer Cynthia Bennett, who is in the middle of renovating the kitchen of the historic Craven Estate in Los Angeles incorporating as many economically friendly features as she can.

The kitchen is being equipped with new energy efficient appliances, cabinetry and tiles are being reused where ever possible, and the walls are being painted with environmentally friendly paints.

Bennett told the Valley Breeze of Los Angeles that all the efforts to recycle are part of a new trend in kitchen design to go beyond just using energy efficient appliance to reuse as much as possible so as to have no environmental impact.

"They say old is the new green," she told the news source. "Everything is recycled, old or restored. All the new products are green-friendly."

Bennett is renovating the house as part of the Pasadena Showcase House of Design, in which several designers will come through the house, giving it a make-over using some of the latest styles.

The Craven Estate was originally built in 1930, and currently serves as the headquarters for the San Gabriel Pomona Valley Red Cross.

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