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Posted by Alexa On April - 6 - 2016 0 Comment

Build or renovate is an age old question. Often times it’s in reference to what makes more sense to your family. For example, if your family is expanding and you’re running out of room, building a new and larger home is often the answer. While sometimes, your house is closed off instead of an open concept so renovations make more sense. But which of these […]

Posted by Leland On March - 9 - 2016 0 Comment

Every day, we’re faced with the reality that almost everything we do in a day impacts the environment. Whether you’re driving to work, forgetting to turn off your kitchen light, or throwing out a bag of trash—we are always impacting our planet in some way. Unfortunately, we affect our planet more negatively than we do positively. Things we may not think about or see daily […]

Posted by Leland On January - 22 - 2016 1 Comment

More and more homeowners are switching to LED lights in their homes for a variety of reasons. The technology of LEDs is much more sophisticated than other lighting methods. They emit light in narrow wavelengths, can emit multiple colors depending on the bulb, and simply burn a lot brighter. Quite a few homeowners still resort to traditional lighting methods such as CFLs (Compact Flourescent Lights). […]

Posted by Leland On December - 17 - 2015 0 Comment

The next time you go to throw out half-eaten pizza, stale bread, fruit, or any kind of leftovers, think again. Where does all that waste go? Leftover food or scraps are the #1 material sent to landfills. Millions of people eating every day, at all hours. All that food has to go somewhere. Composting is a method many people use to reduce landfill waste, and […]

Posted by Leland On October - 20 - 2015 0 Comment

If you’re one of the many that has a wood burning stove, it’s time to pay attention to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In the beginning of 2015, the EPA finished its new set of regulations for wood burning heaters and stoves–a regulation that had not been updated since the 1980s. The EPA updated its regulations in response to strengethen clean air standards for […]

Posted by Leland On October - 1 - 2015 0 Comment

There’s a reason public transit is available in most major cities from Los Angeles to New York City. Personal vehicles are swallowing up larger cities with their fumes and greenhouse gases. In fact, public transportation is nearly everywhere, yet so many people disregard busses, subways, and trains. That’s why there is public transportation–because we simply ignore it and need it. But, we’d rather drive our […]

Posted by Alexa On August - 18 - 2015 0 Comment

When you are planning a vacation away from it all, lodging is one of the first concerns. These days you have more choices than in the past, and if you really want to let your hair down you should consider staying in a log cabin instead of a hotel. Here are some reasons why log cabins are a great choice.

Posted by Adrianna On May - 26 - 2015 0 Comment

Buying a green home takes a lot of research. If you’re not renovating the house yourself, you want to make sure the house has the right attributes and benefits that suit your environmental standards. Here are some important tips to keep in mind when shopping for your green home. Location Like any real estate purchase, location is one of the key decision factors. It’s going […]

Posted by andreas On April - 27 - 2015 0 Comment

These attractive-looking herbs are not just for aesthetic purposes, but also contain healing properties that may make you want to have lavender in your medicine cabinet all the time. It also doesn’t hurt that lavender smells fragrant and refreshing as well. Look around the grocery store and you’ll find the lavender ingredient almost everywhere, from baking supplies and lotions to teas and recipes. Read on […]

Posted by andreas On March - 12 - 2015 0 Comment

Parents should be extra vigilant when installing new flooring. Besides the affordability and durability, there are also health issues to consider when shopping for flooring materials because some may be hazardous to the health, especially of children’s. Carolina Flooring Services gives the following advice before purchasing flooring for your kid’s room or anywhere in the house.