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Tips for a Greener Bathroom

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 part.

Remove Snow (Without The Backache) With The Wovel

Remove Snow (Without The Backache) With The Wovel

With winter still in full force across most of the country, many of us are looking for more efficient, less arduous ways to dig ourselves out from the piles of white Mother Nature has gifted us than your traditional snow shovel. As advanced as shovels have become, for some of […]

Home Energy Audit Advice and Tips

Home Energy Audit Advice and Tips

If you’re serious about conserving energy and making sure your home is performing as well as it can, then consider a home energy audit. A few of our blogger friends are going through the home energy audit process and we’ve selected advice and tips from their audits. Preston Koerner of […]

Build an Eco-Friendly Kitchen Pantry

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 that science was never my strong suit?) What I’m trying to say is the pantry is where everything flows. […]

Treehouses Never Get Old

Treehouses Never Get Old

We love treehouses at C&H: in fact, the more luxurious or exotic, the better! So when I first spotted these new designs on Casa Sugar about German company Baumraum, I was excited. Craftsmen at the company include architects to tree experts when it comes time to pick a site and […]

Swiss Earth House

Swiss Earth House

Well, I’ve always wanted an underground lair. Luckily, I’ve found one that looks more pastoral than evil and gloomy. Made of concrete and earth, this Swiss estate is a cluster of grass-blanketed houses encircling a pretty little lake. According to Inhabitat, aside from using natural and recycled materials and having […]

Mosaic Tiles Add Visual Impact to Bathrooms

Mosaic Tiles Add Visual Impact to Bathrooms

Paper Counters

Paper Counters

That’s right. Paper. They really have figured out a way to recycle everything for kitchen surfaces. PaperStone products are FSC-certified and made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper. Sound crazy? Here’s how it works: “Made from recycled paper that has been saturated with our proprietary PetroFree(tm) phenolic resins and selected natural […]

The Series: Going Green, Simple and Cheap

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 do and cost little or nothing for almost every room in the house. Take some time and read through […]

C&H Open Call for Bloggers

C&H Open Call for Bloggers

Now’s your chance to join us! We’re expanding our editorial team and seeking bloggers who have an expert opinion on remodeling, renovation and do-it-yourself. We also need bloggers who have professional experience in the following categories: Green Building Kitchens Paint Home Security Hand and Power Tools If you’re interested in […]

Empire State Building Goes Green

Empire State Building Goes Green

Big news – literally. USA Today reports that the Empire State Building is going green, one window at a time. As part of an effort to go green, the 6,514 double hung windows are being replaced one at a time in order to save about $4.4 million a year in […]

Can You Live in 220 Square Feet?

Can You Live in 220 Square Feet?

A lot of design in green homes often raises the question – how much space do we really need? Architect Michael Katz and designer Janet Corne offer the L41 (“all for one”) that squeezes everything you need into 220 square feet of awesomeness. According to Treehugger, Katz didn’t intend to […]

Popular Eco-Friendly Paints

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 people can use just like the others but has no damaging effect in nature. More and more homeowners and […]

Bamboo Block Countertops from Teragren

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 that is spot-on with the bamboo trend is Teragren. They offer an alternative to traditional butcher blocks checkerboard patterns […]

Flour Paint: A DIY Solution

Flour Paint: A DIY Solution

There are tons of eco-friendly paint options out there now, but some DIYers are taking it one step further by making their own paint. The easiest type of paint to make is by using something everyone has in their kitchen – flour! Wheat flour is the most popular kind to […]

Ace Hardware Launches Royal Finest Paint – It’s Green & Guards

Ace Hardware Launches Royal Finest Paint – It’s Green & Guards

Recently Ace Hardware introduced a new line of paint called Royal Finest. This new interior paint claims to be both eco-friendly and features stain resistant Scotchgard Protector. This could be the perfect paint for high-traffic areas as well as for homes with young children and messy adults. Ace Royal Finest […]

Sustainable Dog Houses for Your Green Pet

Sustainable Dog Houses for Your Green Pet

If you’re gonna go green when designing your home, you might as well do it for your pets too. Sustainable Pet creates unique pet homes that have vegetated roofs. These eco-roofs provide insulation, filter run off water and look beautiful. Each pet home they build is custom for your pet’s […]

Is Milk Paint Right for You?

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 years. Here in the United States, milk paint is most often associated with antique Colonial-era and Shaker furniture, but […]

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Entryways, Hallways, and Stairs

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Entryways, Hallways, and Stairs

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 and breathe 1000% organic, and compost every living thing under the sun, you’re a failure. But I’m here to […]

Live/Work in a Container City

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 for offices, retail spaces, artist studios or even a live/work environment. The modular technology enables construction times and cost […]

An Unlikely Glass Garden Shed

An Unlikely Glass Garden Shed

I am so glad that Treehugger spotted this garden shed in World Architecture News, called The Wendy House. I read about so many new green designs and eco-homes that it takes a lot for something to take my breath away. But Amir Sanei’s renders me speechless. Situated in his own […]