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What Is a Living Building?

Part philosophy, part advocacy, the Living Building Challenge is pushing designers and homeowners to rethink how we live Full Story
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Environmental Health Consulting Inc.
The Cascadian Living Building Challenge is a wonderful tool to help create the best buildings possible. Much better than LEED. Great article!

About plants, the NASA/Wolverton work was done 30+ yrs ago and since then much research has found the following: too many plants is not good (too much moisture, mould, etc.), many species of plant will work (Wolverton only studied 30 commonly grow indoor tropical plants, there are sooooo many plants...), it is not really the plant but the whole plant system that conducts the phytofiltration (soil, water, insects, microbes), and one needs to be cautious about plants toxins especially when it comes to design around children and pets (many of the 30 plants studied have poisonous parts to them).
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Eskandari Stone
Great post with beautiful images. Very nicely explained the meaning of living building. Thanks for this informative article.
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Hiring a Home Inspector? Ask These 10 Questions

How to make sure the pro who performs your home inspection is properly qualified and insured, so you can protect your big investment Full Story
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ChickieD, you can place a bid with the contingency that your bid only stands if the home passes inspection; that way, your bid is no longer binding if something is wrong that the seller is not willing to negotiate on. It's nuts to pay for an inspection on every home you're considering bidding on.
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dreamdoctor
I am one of those people that find too many things wrong (the realtors cringe when they see me coming) - the clients get "buy it " fever and stop taking you along. Then they call you up to tell them what is wrong so you can fix it after they buy it. Doing things right is not easy or fast. Try to not buy a pre-owned home less then ten years old - that is when the real troubles begin to be come "obvious".
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How to Screen a Seaside Garden From the Wind

Lucky enough to live by the coast? Here’s how to protect your garden and deck from the harsh sea breezes Full Story
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We don't have a seaside location, but our home sits high on a windy hill. Sometimes we need a wind break, but other times we really need the wind (Texas summers!) We also love our view so we do not want to block it, at least not permanently. I love the cascade coil drapery material above and that could be a solution but is most likely way over our budget. We are still seeking ideas for screening that looks nice, allows the view, and is not so bulky that it can be folded, or removed and easily stored away. We have entertained using vertical louvered panels that could be opened and closed as needed and, if we minimize the number of louvers, less view would be blocked. The glass panels are beautiful but we get some crazy hail storms here so there's no way those would work. Also, with the hot sun shining through the glass in our dry summers, I would be concerned about the reflection starting a grass fire!
July 15, 2014 at 10:39am     
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Falon Land Studio LLC
@annejacobs11 Yes, that is an excellent point! Birds will frequently fly into large glass windows and panels. A slight tint or color to the glass will help. An etching or pattern on the glass is also a way to signal the presence of the panel to birds. Thank you for that comment.
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The Secret to Pocket Doors' Success

Pocket doors can be genius solutions for all kinds of rooms — but it’s the hardware that makes all the difference. See why Full Story
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Donco Designs
Pocket doors are a great design feature that can help open up a room with limited space. Pocket doors can add style to a room while also providing privacy to an area.
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Kamm Architecture
We use either pocket doors or surface mounted doors on exposed tracks, depending on the application. I love the look of the exposed track hardware, but you need clear wall space to the side of the door opening in order to make it work. The door then becomes a design feature. A pocket door essentially disappears when open, so you can create a greater flow of space.
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Travel Takeaways: Design Inspiration From the South Pacific

Samoa’s freely flowing tropical beauty offers decorating lessons on color, texture and being inspired by nature Full Story
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Becky, I hope your grandchildren aren't always in Samoa. That is so far away!
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cornishoz
thanks for this design article . we are just about to start a posting in the south pacific and i will need quick fix ideas to modify our rental. I hope to include local finds which i can leave behind as well as taking some furnishings from home which i can also leave fro someone else to enjoys
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Guest Picks: Set Up a Comfy Guest Room

Soft and warm, these neutral-toned furnishings and accessories will make guests feel welcomed with open arms Full Story
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mrsben
Re my comment above. In my footnote, it should have read ...(or youth size desk).
Sorry about that.
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Somnium
Don't forget a comfy mattress! How about one with covers that zip off and can be washed in your washing machine at home so you can keep the mattress as impeccable as the rest of the room for years to come? www.somniumbeds.com
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How to Get Your Furniture Arrangement Right

Learn basic layout rules to get a polished, pulled-together look in any room Full Story
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LeFort & Company, Ltd.
These are some great rules of thumb to keep in mind when trying to layout a space. Thanks for the tips!
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