A new trend taking hold on practically every continent is accomplishing not only positive environmental strides, but also saving tons of money at the same time. Entrepreneurs, artists, builders and franchisers have jumped on the bandwagon to put these used steel shipping containers to great use – rather than watching them end up in scrap graveyards cluttering our global landscapes.
As you browse through these innovative ways to utilize these containers, let your imagination run wild and see how many more ideas you can come up with! Read the rest of this entry »
If you’re looking to add a bit of eco-friendliness to your interior design, you can rest easy. There are tons of options available for those who want to make their home green. No matter where you look, from lighting to decor, you can easily find green options for the things you would normally buy. Read the rest of this entry »
If you’re thinking about adding a room, or changing a room to fit another purpose, you should take some time to consider what you would really like to do with another room in your house. Depending on the particulars of your house, adding a room can be quite an expensive endeavour. If you’re thinking of doing any kind of remodelling you should familiarize yourself with the local building codes and any laws that may prohibit what you are thinking of doing to your home. If you live in a neighbourhood with a Homeowner’s Association, you will have to clear any outer changes to your house, including room additions. Read the rest of this entry »
Many of us would like to make our homes safer and better for the environment, but don’t know where to start. There are many things you can do that are not costly, but help the environment and your home safety. Once you decide to go green and help the environment, you can buy books on green renovation and take the ideas that you like from them. Once you start thinking about ways to help the environment in your home, you will be surprised at what things make a big difference. Read the rest of this entry »
With more and more homeowners looking to go “green”, it is no surprise that more companies are making green products for the kitchen. If you are looking to do a bit of remodeling in the kitchen, or just want a more planet-friendly kitchen in general, the following list of must-haves will help you get started in the right direction: Read the rest of this entry »
When decorating your home on a budget, going eco-friendly might not be the first thing that pops into your head. Environmentally friendly home design however, could be surprisingly economical. So if you’re looking to keep things green both when it comes to the environment and your wallet, here are a few ideas. Read the rest of this entry »
“Green” is everywhere these days. While changing everything around you to “green” may be costly, you will save much more in the end. Now “being green” can mean different things, for example, if you need a new sink you can just take an old one and revamp it with a new faucet. Or “being green” can also mean taking out your old bathtub or shower and giving it to and organization or facility that can reuse it. By giving things away to someone you know will reuse it is not only a step in the direction towards “becoming green” yourself but can also let others know what they can do “become green” as well. Becoming an individual that wants to create a “green” bathroom can benefit you in so many ways in the future as it also allows you to become energy efficient and eco-friendly. Typical ways are:
- “Becoming green” will allow you to use less water. To save on hot water, you can always create a dual toilet and a low pressure shower head. By doing this you save money on energy and electricity because you are conserving water rather than using electricity to pump your clean water whenever needed.
- When redoing your bathroom it is important that you choose a good form of lighting, something that gives a lot of light but won’t devastate your electricity bill. Try buying fluorescent lights or an LED lighting fixture. These tend to be slightly smaller but they still give out the best amount of lighting for the room and you save just about 45% on the use of them.
- “Becoming green” will lower your organic compounds. This means all the heat and chemicals your bathroom stores due to hygiene products can be reduced with proper ventilation. This can save you from doing other work on your bathroom in the future and can also prevent health problems.
- Finally try to consider all “green” products, like organic cotton linen for your bathroom to match your organic, natural cosmetics.