It’s Here! ‘Remodelista: The Low-Impact Home’ Arrives in Bookstores Today

Remodelista: The Low-Impact Home: A Sourcebook for Stylish, Eco-Conscious Living is finally, officially in bookstores today! Please come take a look.

Our goal was to pack the book with both design inspiration and approachable tips for how to live well while treading lightly on this planet. Many people contributed to—and elevated—the project, including the designers and creatives who opened up their low-impact living quarters to us, and the specialists—on everything from greener laundry routines to earth-friendly wall finishes—who stepped in with guidance and wisdom. Thanks to them, whether you’re looking to spruce up your rooms in an eco-conscious way, or embarking on a remodel or build, you’ll find much to take away from The Low-Impact Home.

Photography by Justine Hand.

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Above: Our new book waiting to be read in the Cape Cod home of architects Jeffrey and Cheryl Katz.

Exactly what is between the covers?

  • 12 house and garden tours, including an apartment remodel inspired by the Slow Food movement and farmhouse built from the very crop growing in its fields
  • Room by room spotlights on how to shift household habits and reduce your environmental footprint
  • Cheat sheets on what to look for when shopping for household basics, from lightbulbs to sofas and bedding
  • The lowdown on energy-efficient appliances and composting
  • The Vintage 75: a visual compendium of beloved and enduring secondhand household goods, all affordable and easy to source
  • Doable DIYs that put to good use torn T-shirts, empty bottles, and other castoffs you have lying around.
  • A nitty-gritty guide to energy efficiency: roofing, windows, HVAC systems, insulation, and flooring.
  • A manual of how to responsibly get rid of unwanted household goods—and where to borrow for free all manner of useful things, such as ladders, ice cream makers, and wallpaper steamers.
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Above: A salvaged sink and a drying rack set in a former doorway in the rescued 1840s house of John Baker and Juli Daoust, proprietors of Mölk in Toronto.
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Above: You’ll find room-by-room chapters in which we offer ideas on how to greenify the kitchen, laundry, bathroom, bedroom, and more.

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Above: The featured houses span the globe—from a UK farmhouse made of hemp (shown above) to a family’s communal compound in California.
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Above: We’ve also assembled tool kits featuring eco-friendly selections for the most important rooms in the house.
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Above: A child’s bedroom in the Catskills, New York, home of furniture designer Brian Persico, who built everything, house included, himself.
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Above: A compact spa bath in Brooklyn offers a wealth of ideas for using foraged and recycled materials.

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To Order:


Order via AmazonBarnes & NobleBooks-a-Million, and Bookshop. To find your closest local bookstore, visit IndieBound.


Order via Amazon Canada and Indigo.

United Kingdom

Order via Amazon UK and Waterstones.


Order via Booktopia.

Other Territories

Elsewhere? Order via Book Depository.