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eco-friendly

  • Make Your Mark With Moss Graffiti

    If you’re looking for a unique way to liven up a boring cement slab, decorate a retaining wall, or just leave your mark without leaving a chemical footprint, then we have…

  • Build an Eco-Friendly Kitchen Pantry

    If your kitchen is the heart of the home, your pantry is like the main valve that keeps it all flowing smoothly. Does that thing have a name? (Can’t you tell…

  • Choosing Low VOC Paint

    VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) are carbon based compounds that readily vaporize into the air and as they enter the air they produce ozone which causes indoor air pollution and can lead…

  • Popular Eco-Friendly Paints

    Nowadays, people have been changing their lifestyles. They are now finding other ways to live healthily without hurting the environment. Over the years, companies and individuals started to make products that…

  • Bamboo Block Countertops from Teragren

    While admiring my friend’s kitchen in her apartment over the weekend, I gushed about her butcher block countertop. She politely corrected me that her counter was, in fact, bamboo. One company…

  • Green Weed Killers

    Ah, spring. When everything starts to bloom, even those pesky weeds. Let’s kill them with kindness via CasaSugar’s eco-friendly tips: 1.Take a pitcher of hot water and pour it all over…

  • Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Kitchens

    Many people are completely intimidated by the concept of going green. It really feels like if you don’t start using a rain barrel, install solar panels on your roof, eat, drink…

  • Is Milk Paint Right for You?

    Milk paint, also known as casein paint, has a long and fascinating history. In fact, the first known examples of milk paint – cave paintings – actually date back some 20,000…

  • The Green Toad Pivoting Paint Brush

    One of the revelations from last year’s Hardware Show was the Green Toad Pivoting Paint Brush System. Designed with the consultation of physical therapists, the ‘Green Toad’ system uses a 360-degree,…

  • Eco-Cleaning Supplies in Your Local Store

    While making your own eco-friendly cleaning supplies out of household items, like lemon, vinegar and baking soda is the greenest way to go, it can be inconvenient. To make it easy…

  • Kelly Giard – Clean Air Lawn Care

    We’re always inspired by entrepreneurs who see an opportunity that aligns with their passion and dive right in. Kelly Giard of Clean Air Lawn Care fits that description and has been…

  • It’s Not Easy Being Green

    Beyond the plethora of magazines and websites that extol the virtues of living a greener lifestyle and one which not only is minimally invasive to the environment but also saves you…

  • Make Your Own Milk Paint

    Milk paint, also known as casein paint, has a long and fascinating history. In fact, the first known examples of milk paint – cave paintings – actually date back some 20,000…

  • House Paints Low on VOC and Quality?

    As homeowners continue to request environmentally friendly products the choices are made along price point and quality. When it comes to low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) house paints the results are mixed.…

  • Recycled Glass Countertops

    Considering a kitchen facelift? Swapping out countertops and cabinetry can have a more dramatic (and instantaneous) aesthetic effect, provided your budget isn’t on life support. If you haven’t yet found inspiration…

  • Bruce Irving puts Green Building in Perspective

    Our friend Bruce Irving who’s blazing his own trail and started a new industry in home remodeling, writes one of the most informative home improvement newsletters available. Here’s a excerpt from…

  • Unbuild for an Eco-friendly Teardown Solution

    This article from the Wall Street Journal offers the pros and cons of an “unbuild” instead of teardown. It’s still cheaper to demo everything and throw it away but much more…