An Astonishing Look at Industrial Green Transportation


The rise of the global economy has moved millions and millions of people worldwide out of extreme poverty. People trade not only across country borders but also across continents. On the one hand, it’s been great for improving the lives of people everywhere. There’s been no other time in history when such a small percentage … Read more

Laminate vs Vinyl Flooring – Who Wins a Head-to-Head Matchup?

Shopping for flooring and confused by the options? Both luxury vinyl plank flooring and laminate plank flooring offer two economical options for engineered flooring. Let’s compare and see if one is better than the other. The answers may surprise you. Comparing Luxury Vinyl Plank to Laminate Flooring – The Big Picture In a head-to-head matchup, … Read more

Are Sustainable Products Expensive?

Everyone wants to go green, but who wants to lay out a big pile of green in the process? There’s a misconception that buying sustainable products is more expensive than their traditional alternatives.  But that’s not always the case. When you consider the alternatives, often you’ll discover that sustainable products cost more upfront but save … Read more

How to Design the Perfect Vacation Rental


Whether you are just starting in the short-term rental market or are a seasoned pro, designing the perfect vacation rental is important to scoring those all-important positive reviews that lead to new bookings and repeat business. Short-term rentals have different design needs than the house you live in every day. Here’s what you need to … Read more

Can I Compost in the Fall and Winter?

Whether you grow your own veggies, or herbs and flowers are more your style, most gardeners rely on compost to nourish the soil, conserve water, and control weeds. Even novice gardeners quickly realize the many benefits of keeping a compost pile going. But composting in the fall and winter presents challenges. Without those warming rays … Read more

Subfloor Preparation Guide for Installing Bamboo Flooring


Looking to install new bamboo flooring in the near future? There’s more to this home improvement project than simply finding the floor that looks the best. If you want the installation process to go smoothly and provide long-lasting results, your first consideration must be your subfloor. Bamboo flooring, just like most other types of floors, can’t … Read more

A Guide to Remodeling a Fixer-Upper | Part 1


Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned DIY-er looking for a challenge, tackling a fixer-upper has a certain appeal. Maybe you’ve spent too many COVID-19 restricted hours binging on HGTV and the DIY network or are looking for a way to buy a larger home with a smaller price tag. Whatever the reason, … Read more

The Amazing Modern Uses of Bamboo

Uses of Bamboo in Modern Day

The history of humans using bamboo can be traced back at least 7,000 years. During the time of the Shang Dynasty (16th-11th century B.C), ancient Chinese citizens were already using bamboo as a part of their daily life. They used bamboo for everything from food and clothing to their housing and transportation. Bamboo played a … Read more

Cooking Up DIY Kitchen Remodeling Projects this Summer

DIY Kitchen Remodel

The heat is on and it’s time for cool DIY kitchen remodeling projects that won’t break the bank – or your back. Whether it’s adding pops of color, enhancing your backsplash, painting cabinets for a brand new look, or updating your floors to water-resistant SPC flooring, we’ve got ideas to seriously upgrade your kitchen’s look … Read more