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How to Get Out of a Decorating Rut Thumbnail

My family and I have been living in our "new" house for more than a year. Want to know how much decorating I've done? Pretty much none. I know. I can't believe it myself. I think I was a bit burned out on decorating after living in a bunch of different apartments over the years [...]

Know Asbestos Before Tackling a Green Remodel Thumbnail

Motivated to get our homes on the green end of the spectrum, it's easy to want to dive right into the project. But before you start ripping out paneling and replacing your roof with a company like Precision Roofing, it’s important to be mindful of the deadly substance that could be lurking underneath. We're talking [...]

Relocating? Here are 7 Things You Should Do First Thumbnail

Sara Stringer is a freelance writer with a passion for all things eco and family-friendly. You can find her on twitter @sarasblogging When I moved to Arizona to attend college, I was just a student looking for a chance to get ahead. I had no idea I’d plant myself there and stay. I was a [...]

Are Solar Systems a Worthy Investment? Thumbnail

For many of us with green aspirations, having our homes be energy independent — not to mention getting rid of an electric bill altogether — is like finding the Holy Grail. Installing a solar energy system on your home is one of the quickest ways to achieve that. However, this isn't an inexpensive option, and [...]

Two Ways to Improve Your Exterior Thumbnail

Winter is hard on a home's exterior, and the advent of spring and the showers that come with it can trap in and seal away the dirt, grime, and mildew so it festers and grows. When warm weather comes, it's a good idea to walk outside and take a look around. Doing regular maintenance on [...]