One of the most effective ways to build green is to use salvaged materials. The great thing about salvage is it can be small (a piece of furniture, perhaps) or, in the case of this house, huge! “An entire section of highway” was recycled “in the construction of its core […]
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Quick poll: Does anyone still use cookbooks? With smartphones and tablets becoming increasingly popular, recipe apps may be the way to go. (Confession? I have numerous cookbooks. And I use them. A lot.) While browsing the blogosphere, we stumbled across an ingenious project–a built-in iPad cabinet, positioned near the kitchen, […]
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 care of the old. In the past, the most common practice was demolition, whether performed by sledgehammer-wielding homeowners or […]
I can’t believe how fast 2010 is flying by, but October is here — and at Charles & Hudson, that means the spotlight centers on all things green building. Green building, an all-encompassing terms that includes both environmentally friendly practices and eco-friendly materials, continues to increase in popularity as consumers […]
Contemporary design is hot, no doubt about it. And many modern designs are slim, subtle and sustainable. But when I looked at this award-winning design from Kristin Laass and Norman Ebelt, I began to wonder. Does having a sustainable kitchen mean that I need to be minimalistic in terms of […]
You need a patio in the yard, a place to lounge, pull out the BBQ and generally enjoy the summertime. Want to have a one of a kind patio that is impressive and sustainable at the same time? Look to your neighbors, skulk around building and demolition sites and generally […]
Your garden might be looking a little bland. Even the bright blooms are starting to appear blah. How can you quickly spice your yard up? And without spending your whole pay check at the local garden center? Shop the salvage way – by cruising garage sales, thrift stores and building […]