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  • Why Wheatboard Wins In The Green Kitchen

    Cabinets are a large part of any kitchen renovation and make up a good portion of the budget. That means when you’re opting for a green reno, getting eco friendly cabinets…

  • Hover House Unites Indoor, Outdoor Living

    Going green has never been so stylish thanks to Hover Houses, created by Glen Irani Architects. The third in the series (pictured above), built on the Venice Canals in Los Angeles,…

  • Ohio’s First Passive House

    There’s a real-life green building trend coming to life in the Miami Valley. A brand-new local green construction company, Generation Green Building, is in the process of constructing Ohio’s first Passive…

  • The Lowdown on LED Light Bulbs from Home Depot

    Home Depot invited us to check out their lineup of LED light bulbs which we’ve been wanting to investigate since watching an episode of This New house that profiled some offerings…

  • The Most Common Green Home Project In 2010

    This year’s most popular environmentally friendly project? Window replacements, according to a study published by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials. The study surveyed service professionals in the top…

  • 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…

  • Green Remodeling Tips From Sarah Susanka

    In 2008 author and architect Sarah Susanka published The Not So Big House: A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live and this year her follow up Not So Big Remodeling:…

  • Turn Up The Heat With A Biomass Furnace

    If the weather is as beautiful where you are as it is in Kansas City (right now, anyway!), then you, like me, may have a hard time thinking about furnaces, heating…

  • Storage Goes Strange With Vintage Finds

    It’s essential. We all need to store our stuff, from books to clothing, kitchen paraphernalia and, of course, our tools. Building a dedicated and organized storage system in each room will…

  • What The Heck Is Rurbalization?

    You may have heard this term before. It’s also been called “the new urbanism” or “agrarian urbanism”. The idea is that city neighborhoods could be built and restructured in order to…

  • Green Building Upgrades in New Homes

    If offering a chance to win Justin Bieber tickets wasn’t enough motivation to tour a new home development, more home builders are now touting “green” features in some of their models.…

  • 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…

  • Recycling Materials from Teardowns

    An industry we’d love to see grow is recycling materials from demolished buildings. In the past the ROI on sorting and recycling demo materials hasn’t made sense/cents but now that LEED…

  • What is Xeriscaping Anyway?

    A new buzz word in the green movement, XERISCAPING may be a mouthful but is easier to do than you think. Xeriscaping is all about water conservation, which was one of…

  • Custom Prefab McMansions

    Prefab homes have long been thought to be all energy efficient as well as built on a smaller scale. This is changing as there are more prefab builders who are offering…

  • What is Your Home’s MPG

    A new measurement from the U.S. Government will determine the miles per gallon your home gets just as if you were evaluating it like a vehicle. Are you living in a…

  • Are Modular Mansions Really Green?

    At one point, there was hope that the modular home craze would catch on. But most new buildings, like the modulars, have suffered since the crash of the housing market. According…