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  • Tips for a Greener Bathroom

    Going green in the bathroom is one of the most effective ways to save money and help protect the environment without requiring a significant amount of time or effort on your…

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    Energy Efficient Windows Explained

    For years I thought windows were windows. When it was too warm we’d draw the shades and if it was too cold we’d make sure the windows were closed tight. But…

  • Deconstruction vs. Demolition

    So you’re ready to start that big renovation project — a new kitchen, an updated bathroom, or maybe even an entire house! Before you install the new, you’ve got to take…

  • Transparent Concrete Is For Real

    No longer a dream, transparent concrete is for real and is now being used as a building material. The Italian firm, Italcementi Group, unveiled their product which was built into the…

  • Preston Koerner of Jetson Green

    We’ve been avid fans of green building blog Jetson Green for a few years and it’s been great to see the site grow in popularity and influence. Founder, Preston Koerner, has…

  • Convert A Silo With A-House-In-A-Can

    Improbable building materials? Building kits to create the one- or two-roomed house of your dreams? Unconventional building materials and kit homes are becoming increasingly popular, especially as homeowners embrace sustainability and,…

  • The Series: Going Green, Simple and Cheap

    Over on our green building site we’ve been sharing a great series from our blogger Tabatha on Going Green, Simple and Cheap. This series offers green tips that are easy to…

  • Xorin Balbes Maui Masterpiece: Ke-Ao Lanihuli

    While in Maui we had the pleasure of visiting designer Xorin Balbes latest project he’s named, Ke-Ao Lanihuli which translates to “The light from the heavens to overturn old conditions bringing…

  • Dwell on Design 2010 Starts Today

    Starting today we’ll be attending the 2010 Dwell on Design event. This is the West coast’s largest design event and it is held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. There are…

  • Live/Work in a Container City

    Forget my treehouse fantasy (at least for the moment). Now I’m dreaming about working out of a container. London-based company, Container City, uses shipping containers linked together to create building shapes…

  • Introducing Our New Blogs

    We’re pleased to announce the launch of 5 more blogs which will focus on Kitchens, Paint, Green Building, Tools and Home Security. The depth of these categories is huge so we…

  • Water Heaters Have Gone Hybrid

    Tankless water heaters have been the rage for sometime but if you still crave a more traditional water heater but want the energy savings then you may want to consider the…

  • Las Vegas City Center is Boom Boom Pow

    While attending CES last week we took a brief diversion to checkout the newest addition to the Las Vegas skyline, City Center, which bills itself as “Capital of the New World”.…

  • California Goes All-In on Green Building

    Today California approved a building code that is the most aggressive eco-friendly statewide code in the US. “Calgreen” won by unanimous approval by the state and will take effect in 2011.…