Decorate Your Lanai with Green Materials

Greg Lee
Greg Lee

WAIPAHU (KHNL) -- If you're looking to spice up your lanai, think of the environment first before you decorate.

More and more outdoor furniture designers are thinking outside of the box when it comes to living green.

Greg Lee owns First Look Exteriors, a retail outdoor design center that believes the best things in life are green.

"Be able to showcase a lot of different type of styles of furniture from recycled or recyclable type material," Lee said.

Just because it is green doesn't mean it has to look like the product is was made out of.

"That's a big deal, to make it so beautiful that it's something that could actually be used for commercial work in hotels and resorts as well as residential work," Lee said.

Lee says Landscape LED lights are the next generation of outdoor lighting, they carry a chair made out of recycled milk jugs, and a rug made from polypropalene plastic number five, a by-product of petroleum.

"There's a little bit of everything it's like a treasure trove of interesting products," Lee said.

They can even make your roof go green.

"Our hydro mulching material that's made from recycled yellow pages and were using native grasses and sedges," Lee said.

Their light fixtures and water features are made out recycled glass right here in the islands.

"It's not just for the business, but also for the residents of Hawaii."

Lee hopes to green the island landscape one yard at a time

In the future the company hopes to supply Hawaii's resorts, hotels, and schools with green materials.