Posts Under Green Living

Remodeling with bamboo flooring

I love the look and feel of bamboo flooring. Color tones that resemble caramelized sugar add amazing warmth to a room. Bamboo flooring is known to be durable and kind [...]

Going with the flow in kitchen remodeling

If someone gave you a tip for saving water and, consequently, cutting your utility costs would you take it? I was evaluating new water taps for this blog and wandered [...]

HVAC home improvements: There's an app for that

If you're reading this, you already have a remote means of controlling your HVAC at home as well as monitoring your security. Using a smartphone or computer with web access, [...]

Choosing the best bathroom vanity top

The bathroom vanity top is basically a countertop surface. You'll find that the surfacing materials offer many of the same choices as those you'd evaluate for the kitchen: solid surface, [...]

Going with the flow: look at energy efficient plumbing

Low-flow plumbing fixtures can save you money in the long haul. The jury is still out whether you can quickly gain a return on your investment since water savings may [...]

Last chance for tax rebates on energy efficient home improvements

Homeowners have until December 31 to buy materials and install energy efficient home improvements under the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. Provisions of the [...]

Got cold? Energy efficiency and refridgerators

Your refrigerator is toast. The compressor is on its last legs and would cost more to repair or replace than you want to spend. It's been a long time since [...]

Safe bets for remodeling: energy efficiency upgrades

The housing remodeling market is poised for a rebound, according to researchers at Harvard University. In the next few years, spending on home improvements is expected to increase at a [...]

Remodeling trends: Smaller homes appeal to buyers

New homes will become ever-increasingly smaller, with rooms doubling up on functionality, designers and realtors agree. If you're thinking of adding a new room, perhaps you should give some thought [...]

Winterizing for everyone: Insulation tips

Come winter, consumers and homeowners have questions about the kind of insulation that works best in their homes. Of course, the answer varies based on your location, existing insulation, how [...]