4 Sustainable Design Tips to Make Your Home Valuable and Appealing

Endless home improvement options await those looking to increase the value and appeal of their house. Just pinpointing where to begin the journey presents a challenge. Some renovations increase the value of a home and a portion can be recovered at a sale. Sustainability may be just the edge you need when selling your home. … Read more

What Makes Bamboo Flooring Eco-Friendly?

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Think wood flooring is bad for the planet? Not all hardwood flooring destroys forests. Bamboo flooring makes a great option for reducing the carbon footprint of your home. What makes bamboo flooring eco-friendly? Here is a quick look at how bamboo is grown, harvested, transformed into flooring, and transported. Easy to Farm When it comes … Read more

Restoring Historic Buildings for Eco-Friendliness

Historic architecture is important to maintain because of its cultural value. Some of these buildings, however, are not entirely fit for modern standards of sustainability. Such historical buildings include houses that must be retrofit before they can be lived in again. Do they have centralized air conditioning or heating? Are there unsealed doors and windows … Read more

Engineered Bamboo Flooring VS. Engineered Wood Flooring | Side By Side Comparison

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Engineered bamboo flooring and engineered wood flooring are composite products made up of several layers, of which the upper layer or “wear layer” is either bamboo or real hardwood. The other layers may be plywood, hardwood, or high-density fiberboard. These layers are glued together, often in a cross-grain configuration, to minimize sensitivity to changes in humidity. … Read more

8 Tips for Going Green in the Workplace

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Living a green lifestyle doesn’t stop at your front door or the edge of your property or when you get into the car. Being eco-responsible and reducing waste is something you can do in every aspect of your life, even in the workplace. While it would be great if you could convince your employer to … Read more

What Can You Do With Your Dryer Lint Instead of Throwing It Away?

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Last Updated: 10/19/2021 As a responsible homeowner, you know that it’s important to clean the dryer’s lint trap before or after every load to ensure that it doesn’t build up too thick. Most of us had this rule drilled into our parents’ minds as we became old enough to do our laundry, though some people … Read more

Go Green While Living Large

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Look around and it’s easy to see that tiny houses are the next big thing. Does that mean that lovers of living large should feel guilty about the carbon footprint their more spacious homes create? Do big families have to choose between an eco-friendly lifestyle or comfort? Are claustrophobic people relegated to green living purgatory, … Read more

10 Tips for Cleaning Towards a Greener Lifestyle

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In the past five years alone there has been an overwhelming movement toward a greener lifestyle for both individuals and businesses. Solar panel installation has skyrocketed and people are beginning to wonder what of their daily routine can be changed or adapted to both save energy and do right by the environment. While you can’t … Read more

Green Living: Eco-Friendly Projects for the Crafty Fashionista

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One of the most resource-intense industries in the world is the apparel industry. Plant-based fabrics like cotton usually cause deforestation for land and use up a lot of soil, which is a fast-depleting resource. Wool also takes a lot of land and other precious resources. And processing the fabrics and turning them into clothing takes millions … Read more