Everything is about being eco-friendly these days. While I do think it’s important to care for the earth God gave us, I have never taken the new trends too seriously. However, it was pointed out to me by a good friend who visited from Wisconsin yesterday that our new kitchen plan, which places the refrigerator on the other side of the room from the other appliances, on two inner walls, is actually more energy efficient (not affected as much by heat and the outside temp). So, here we are being trendy and we didn’t even know it! I am glad to find this out though, just helps confirm that our plan makes sense from another perspective. While it feels less than ideal functionally, it is more flexible and better looking design-wise (plus we don’t have to buy a new fridge immediately).