If are thinking of doing a kitchen renovation and need some ideas of where you can go green, look no further.  The HGTV green dream home giveaway consisted of a green home in California that features many sustainable materials and products.  Some highlights of the kitchen include quartz countertops, engineered wood flooring, energy star appliances, and glass tile back splash. 

Okay, so the Green Dream Home is not the most sustainable house featuring the most sustainable kitchen but it was built with good intentions and with the environment in mind.  And unfortunately I’m sure HGTV built it with money in mind as well.  Most of the features are donated by companies looking to get their products showcased in the home.  With this in mind, I will highlight further sustainable alternatives in the captions of these photos.

Here are some pictures to hit you with some ideas for your sustainable kitchen renovation.

Engineered wood flooring throughout gives the kitchen a sustainable and unique look.  Other popular alternatives include cork or bamboo flooring. 


CeasarStone quartz countertops are made by an “eco-friendly” company but are not the most sustainable countertop.  Quartz countertops still come from mined rock.  See several more sustainable alternatives here.   The Kenmore “smart” dishwasher shown here saves water by detecting how much it will need first.


Stainless Steel Kenmore cook top and oven is Energy Star rated.  This electric cook top turns on only when a pot or pan is detected on it.  It also turns off automatically, saving more energy.


Kenmore also produces a line of sink hardware with low flow aerators installed to conserve more water in your kitchen.