July 17, 2010

Kick Off Your Shoes for a Healthier Home

Shoe chest with hidden pull-out bench, 
created by Jack Thomasson for the HGTV Green Home.

A great way to keep your home healthy is to provide a place for guests to sit and remove their shoes right at the front door.  Dirt, pollen and pesticides are stopped in their tracks, keeping your interiors cleaner and healthier.  In fact, this simple strategy even earns you points towards LEED Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

THE CONCORD GREEN HEALTHY HOME will soon have this solid wood bench gracing its front entry, with plenty of room inside to store shoes and boots.

The Hudson Bench from Bradshaw Kirchofer, will be finished in Old Pine Wax (below).

I am a big fan of Bradshaw Kirchofer, makers of solid wood, handcrafted furniture with classic detailing and gorgeous finishes.  

Love their Open Hutch...

... this Spindle Bed...

... and this Secretary Desk.

While Bradshaw Kirchofer offers many beautiful finishes of their own, they will also use non-toxic finishes if specified.  Please email me at lisa@concordgreendesign.com if you are interested in learning more, or in purchasing from their gorgeous line.
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