In the kitchen, where fresh air flows continuously in Oregon's mild climate, IKEA cabinetry helped keep costs  down, while the same maple surface was used for an island and flooring to achieve visual clarity.  Photo 2 of 9 in Budget Breakdown: An Architect Couple Build a Net-Zero Home and Studio for $250 Per Square Foot

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In the kitchen, where fresh air flows continuously in Oregon's mild climate, IKEA cabinetry helped keep costs down, while the same maple surface was used for an island and flooring to achieve visual clarity.

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