Posts tagged "green building products"
Green Power - Electricity in Motion

Green Power – Electricity in Motion

Green thinking can start with easy-to-do steps: How about your phone of coffee machine?! Charge your iPhone and/or iPad with Dexim , the Apple charger. This handy cord has visible blue light which moves along the cored while the unit is powering up and turns off when fully charged. For those of us who live with chargers plugged in throughout the house, it’s easy to forget that a device may already be fully charged and… Read More…

Engineered Wood Floors – The “Fancy” Building Product

Engineered Wood Floors – The “Fancy” Building Product

Contrary to public opinion, which often describes veneered or engineered floors as a recent phenomenon with roots in the trend toward green products, veneered floors have been around for a long time.  I can state… Read More…

Ladders – Home Improvement Products Everyone Needs

Ladders – Home Improvement Products Everyone Needs

What is the one tool you always need around a house, but you never know where to store it? Answer: It’s long, usually mounted on a garage wall when stored.  You guessed it: A Ladder. It is amazing that so few people have telescopic ladders these days. What can be better Read More…

Home Improvement Ideas for Condos/Townhouses

Home Improvement Ideas for Condos/Townhouses

Many home improvement ideas are geared to the larger, fancier homes.  For those of us who live in a moderate size condo or townhouse, our choices are quite different, especially in the kitchen. Would that I only had a place I could install a double wall oven…no chance.  Ah, well, not to worry.The day before Thanksgiving last year, Read More…

Chemical & Pesticide Free Mosquito Control Solution

Chemical & Pesticide Free Mosquito Control Solution

Given today’s widespread West Nile virus infections from mosquitoes, everyone who is outdoors needs to take precautions.  Go to any barbeque and hosts are offering their guests a variety of deet containing anti-mosquito sprays before getting to drink selections.  There is one more hidden but real danger… Read More…

Green Home Decor - Cardboard Desks

Green Home Decor – Cardboard Desks

Joining in on the trend of going green, many artists continue to make home improvement products from repurposed trash and everyday materials that we tend to throw out without a second thought. One of these artists, 3D design student Savio Ku, has put an eco-friendly spin on the saying that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Read More…

Wallpaper – Attached or Unattached

Wallpaper – Attached or Unattached

Just when you thought home décor was done with wallpapers and faux finish wall treatments were the rage in comes a whole new wallpaper experience: Wallpaper is self-adhesive and peels easily. Read More…

The Green side of Concrete

The Green side of Concrete

Taking one look or, shall I say whiff behind a concrete mixing truck and it is clear just how much diesel fuel is required to make and deliver concrete.  At the site itself add the waste from building, setting and stripping concrete forms and you realize just how energy and resource consumptive Read More…

Have a Light Bulb Moment

Have a Light Bulb Moment

Incandescent light bulbs versus hazmat – light bulbs are among  the most basic of home products AND they are being phased out.  California leads with a full ban on sales starting in 2015. What’s next? There are two – very different & very important – replacement choices: One, so-called energy efficient light bulbs (CFL’s) or two LED’s. Read More…