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3 Ways to Detoxify Your Home

3 Ways to Detoxify Your Home

Two recent news stories – an article in The New Yorker entitled The Plastic Panic and a CNN television investigative report called Toxic America – got me thinking, yet again, about the dangers lurking in our own homes. I find this topic incredibly distressing. Toxic chemicals are found in products […]

Refinishing an Outdoor Deck

Refinishing an Outdoor Deck

If your deck has seen better days and is starting to fade, get fuzzy, or even splinter then you should consider refinishing your deck which consists of chemical stripping, power washing, sanding, and finally staining your deck. Here are some great resources for approaching this project and take precautions when […]

Non-Chlorine Swimming Pool Cleaning Systems

Non-Chlorine Swimming Pool Cleaning Systems

We’ve always been advocates for alternative filtering systems for backyard pools and there are even options for creating natural ponds. But the barriers to going “no chemical” are many and they include, higher-cost of filtration system, finding a company to maintain your pool, overall effectiveness.

Chemical-free Cookware Options

Chemical-free Cookware Options

Swapping harsh bleaches or detergents for mild cleaning products or CFLs for the energy-draining light bulbs of the past are just some of the easy green improvements you can make around your home. While you’re at it, consider changing your cookware.

Lessons in Stripping

Lessons in Stripping

Houseblogs.net has been packaging some great content from their community and they’ve recently pulled articles from 10 renovators who are going through the process of stripping paint, varnish, and wallpaper from floors, walls, and banisters. Read what techniques and products have been effective before approaching your next stripping project.