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Popular Environmentally-Friendly Materials for Interior Design

How you choose to decorate and furnish your home reflects your tastes, lifestyle, and beliefs. Many people are turning to natural, ‘eco-friendly’ materials both to limit their impact on the environment and avoid potentially harmful chemicals in man-made products.

In this post, we cover some of the most popular environmentally-friendly materials you may want to use in […]

15 Easy Ways to Make Your Home More Water Efficient

Water is arguably the single most important substance in our lives. It’s all too easy to take it for granted, particularly when all we have to do to get it is turn on the faucet. So why should we worry about conserving water – it’s free, right?

Well actually no. Whilst rain and river water is […]

Why Now Is the Time to Invest in Solar for Your Home

Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels are an increasingly common sight on the roofs of homes across the U.S. Solar energy has moved from a niche interest to a mainstream method of electricity generation, largely due to federal and state subsidies. But these incentives may not be around for much longer. If you’re considering investing in solar for […]

How to Make Sure Your Home Is Good for Your Health

Our homes are our refuge from the outside world. They’re the one place where we should always feel safe and relaxed. But there is increasing concern about how healthy our homes actually are. In some cases we’re only just realizing that many of the products we use to build and furnish our homes may have […]

What Are the Most Important Benefits of LEED Certification?

So you’ve decided you’re going to build your own home. Already you can picture the angular modern facade, sleek contemporary interiors and light streaming in from the full-height windows. You spend hours dreaming about paint colors, kitchen fittings and the new spa bath.

“Have you thought about LEED certification?” your architect inquires. LEED certification? You scour […]