Going Green the Second Time Around
Do what you can where you can. It's a sound strategy when it comes to living—and renovating—green. Mark and Linda Beckelman had already redone the only full bath in their Springfield, New Jersey, home soon after they moved in, more than 20 years ago. At that time, their bank account only allowed for off-the-shelf home-center fixtures and finishes. So this time they wanted a vintage-style redo that would reflect their 1929 house. They also wanted to make environmentally friendly choices—and stick to a bottom line of $10,000 for the gut renovation.