Wistrom agrees. “If a higher cost is involved, most consumers are not asking for green products as long as they are assured of our company’s overall commitment to responsible manufacturing processes and sustainability,” she says.
But not everyone agrees on this point. Neilson Howard believes, “Green design is important for many people, especially when it is not a tradeoff for great design. Aesthetics, style and functionality are usually the most important things, and when a great-looking or unique bath vanity is also made from sustainable materials like bamboo or salvaged wood, it’s a tremendous plus.”