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Low-VOC Paint Protects Health, Pocketbook

Low-VOC paints are kind to your health, and they won’t break the bank, either. Learn more about these eco-friendly ways to brighten a room. VOCs health hazards Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are solids and liquids that convert easily to gas or vapor at room temperature. VOCs are contained in many paint products and have been […]

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Green Kitchen Countertops: 3 Eco-Friendly Choices

Pick a green kitchen countertop material when you remodel your kitchen – Save money over granite and be kind to your home planet. If you’re replacing your kitchen countertops, it’s smart to go green whether you’re on a tight budget or can afford something luxe. These days, sustainable materials are just as good-looking as traditional […]

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8 Tips to Make Your Remodel More Energy Efficient and Your Home Healthier

Carl Seville, author of Green Building: Principles and Practices in Residential Construction, shared some simple, inexpensive ways to make remodels and additions more energy efficient from the standpoint of energy usage and conservation of resources. Try these eight tips from Seville: 1. Check for water intrusion, condensation, and excess moisture before you begin the project. […]

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Reimagining the Kitchen: Trends for 2013

Casual kitchens are trending with simple, sleek designs coming on strong. Speaking on kitchen trends at the 2013 International Builder’s Show in Las Vegas, interior designer Dirks and architect Tringali teamed up to describe the new American kitchen as one piece of a larger, open floor plan. Here are some great takeaways. Contemporary kitchens are […]

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