‘g’ Green Design Center and Crane Appliance
“Green is not a trend . . .” begins a quote on the ‘g’ Green Design Center website. “Green is a way of life.” And according to company founder Nicole Goldman, making green choices does not have to be a challenge.
Founded in 2007, ‘g’ Green Design Center in Mashpee is a business based entirely on that approach. The center offers a variety of eco-friendly and affordable building materials with the goal of using less energy, reducing waste, and providing a cleaner and healthier living environment. ‘g’ Green also offers interior design, space planning, and project management services.
“We specialize in sustainable design focusing on kitchen and bath remodeling,” Goldman says, “along with whole house renovations, updating flooring, lighting, paint, and tiling. Together with Crane Appliance, we create new kitchen spaces with state-of-the-art appliances integrated into our designs.”
Goldman says there are so many great, healthy materials to choose from these days that her job at ‘g’—working with homeowners, builders, and architects—is getting easier. Crane, she adds, also offers innovative appliances that are environmentally friendly. “We are doing a kitchen together right now in which the client is getting only a two-burner stove since she primarily eats fresh fruits and vegetables,” Goldman says. “Crane is also providing the homeowner a steam oven which is a more healthful way of cooking.”
In addition to being eco-friendly, the staff at ‘g’ search for and employ materials that are also sustainable. For example, they use countertops with a high glass content and a non-petrochemical base. “There are so many beautiful choices for sustainable materials these days,” Goldman says. “Along with competitive pricing, it’s so easy to be green.”
Mark Bogosian – Longfellow Design Build
When it comes to kitchen renovations, Mark Bogosian of Longfellow Design Build says many homeowners are requesting designs that “open up” the space.
“The current trend in kitchen design is to go with a more open concept,” Bogosian says. “Whether our customers are trying to create a better environment to entertain guests at their summer home, or a more comfortable environment for their family, we have the experience and design expertise to ensure the project fits their specific needs.”
Longfellow’s customers are also looking for greater functionality of their kitchen space, more usable storage, the use of quality products, and the ease of one-stop shopping. “Our design team works closely with each customer to incorporate their unique styles and needs to ensure that they get exactly what they want in their new kitchen,” Bogosian says. “Our true specialty is working with customers from the initial design phase right to the final coat of paint; this ensures every project meets our standards of exceptional quality and workmanship.”
Longfellow Design Build has specialized in projects ranging from new construction and additions to kitchens, bathrooms, and full home remodels since 1997. The company’s new 2,000-square-foot kitchen and bath showroom in downtown Falmouth (slated to open this September) will feature American-made cabinets by Marsh, Executive, Collier, and Bremtown—all of which are certified by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA).
Longfellow also carries granite, quartz, and wood countertops; porcelain, ceramic, and marble tiles; Kohler, Grohe, and Toto plumbing fixtures, and many other quality products.