If you’re craving a green kitchen, you’ll want to begin by choosing the main course – appliances, cabinets, countertops, flooring and lighting. Unlike the old days, when only the mom’s were in the kitchen cooking in a rather small tucked away space, today’s modern kitchen has all the trimmings to make it a great place to gather and create memorable dishes. You’ll find consumers requesting that their house plans include extras like professional cooking and prepping areas, living room, cafÃ©, office, breakfast nook, wine coolers, brick ovens and much more. Read how you can design your kitchen so it’s a bigger, better, and greener place for you and your family to enjoy in the latest issue of Home Ideas. With a little research and help from your designer, you can be sure to build and design your new kitchen with eco-friendly home products that are practical and stylish.