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Insulation Basics: Designing for Temperature Extremes in Any Season
Stay comfy during unpredictable weather — and prevent unexpected bills — by efficiently insulating and shading your home
"on all roof and wall assemblies. The selection and installation sequence for all materials... attic and roof assemblies. One material that deserves mentioning in this context is... windows and roof transitions. I learned very little about insulation in this article.... in the roof, to allow the external air to flow through and carry away the heat. Again... of the roof. Heat radiation from the sun affects this horizontally sloping surface..."
Your Essential Resource for a Healthy, Ecofriendly Kitchen
Find the Houzz guides to choosing earth-friendly kitchen counters, cabinets, appliances, lighting, flooring and tile — all in one place
"to be "green," anyway? The definition is always changing, and there always seems to... all the green products in the world may not make it better. The real value, green or... Wawawoo - I live in the UK and bought it from Urbane Living. They buy it directly from... Going green in the kitchen also includes buying local produce, eating less meat,... pretty un-green too - fuel and packing materials. I was so upset when my appliances..."
Summer Color Combo: Turquoise and Lime
"blue-and-green color combination and amped it up with unexpected bright shades. It's... painting our living room a light but cool green right now and are planning on accenting... dining and living rooms as its open plan living! Turquoise seems like the perfect colour... Well, my living room wound up looking like the bottom of a pool or a Tiffanys box, and... have a green splash back with brown cabinets and was wondering what colour to use..."
Dumpster Decorating: Furnishing Your Home With Repurposed Pieces
"in my living room are from estate sales, garage sales or dumpster. The remaining... corner of living room. They now store toys as well as provides extra seating for the... that old green scale that had been hanging in their garage. Yes!!! It was too cool... and I live in a poor rural area! But I always have my eyes peeled! Enjoyed article... where I live and just go at it! I have a few old treasures I want to keep but a shed..."
Interview: What's Up With Prefab?
Prefabs can be greener, quicker to build and less hassle. So what's keeping everyone from jumping on board? Here's one architect's take
"built and lived in a 2 story, 3,600 square foot modular home for the past 8 years. On... include Living Homes & an interview with Steve Glenn IMO. This tour is pretty darn... if you live anywhere other than high housing markets (i.e. L.A., NYC, D.C.) prefab... TxDreamHouse, living in Austin it just doesnt make sense to go prefab. I'd love to know... Europe. We live in a prefab since 15 years (check it out: http://www.werkhaus.com/en/..."
Sleep Happier and Healthier in a Toxin-Free Bedroom
Light pollution, toxic bedding, wallpaper that off-gases ... if you're not getting good sleep, these bedroom blights might be to blame
"If only green carpeting did not cost a small fortune. That is the real bummer, barring... so many green articles, this was lacking in detail information. For example, how... 'organic' and 'green' were no sham. Protecting the producers at the expense of the consumers... convey a green, healthy, organic bedroom. Also, consider linen! Your point about choosing... night. We live in a big city, so it's never really dark. I have no allergies and my bedroom..."
Bamboo Products — Earth Friend or Foe?
The ecofriendliness of this grass for flooring, wall coverings and furniture isn't cut and dried. Get the facts here
"States Green Building Council's LEED program awards points for bamboo floors, we also... to be "green" is to use the best quality products you can afford so that they don't... used to live in in Brooklyn had its beautiful 1930s red oak and mahogany-inlaid floors... to be green. If a product is installed poorly and it needs to be removed in a few... hardly a Green Product. I have seen many wonderful Bamboo floor installs and like the..."
Vinegar and Voilà: Clean Your House the Natural Way
"Thx. I live in West Africa and have been using vinegar to clean every room in my house... /mean-green-clean/ I use vinegar and baking soda to take out tough stains on white... shampoo. I live in a hard water area and when lime scale builds up on the spout part of... SimplyGreen or just hot water and steam action to clean our home. Not ideal, but... little green after swimming in chlorine, add a tablespoon of baking soda to your shampoo..."
Branches and Twigs for More Than Just Decor
8 Tips for Cleaner, Greener Laundry
"begin greening up your laundry routine today.... water, 'green' detergent ... yummy. So, if you wash in cold water, please add bleach... being green I think most of us do our part where and as we can. For us washing in... go-to green brand. We've also tried a lot of products and read many reviews and keep... company (www.GreenExpressDirect.com) offers a handy outdoor clothes line system that folds... most "green" things you can do is avoid plastics. Even if they are recycled (and..."
8 Ingredients of the Perfect Football Party Room
Make game day even better with space for re-enactments, fist bumps and plenty of food. Get our tips and browse hundreds of media room photos
Lay of the Landscape: Traditional
If strong lines, manicured beds and a sense of graciousness speak to you, a traditional landscape may be on your horizon
"leafy green plants. Sure, there are bursts of color, but overall, green is the dominant... Just add green edging and flowering plants, and you're good to go. A paved brick sitting... shades of green is always soothing and restful. A garden bed that sits between the sidewalk... patch of green and symmetrical garden beds. The look may be simple, but it's always..."
Formal Parterre Gardens Rule the Landscape
You don't have to be royalty to enjoy a formal parterre garden, but its pristine pathways and geometric designs let you play the part
Wood Furniture Has Root Cause
Sustainability is just the beginning with Robin Wade's lovingly made 'rustic modern' wood furnishings
"me some live edge ... especially when it is contrasted with straight lines. Very nice... trees live forever. Beautiful I have saved this whole section to my idea book.... lines and live edges results in a look he calls rustic modern. "I haven't found a better... of the live edge in contrast. This yin-yang coffee table is another piece in the..."
A New Breed of Space Heaters Helps You Stay Toasty in Style
Shiver no more with style-conscious heaters that let you turn down the thermostat and snuggle up in warmth