A Thought on Functionality

Functionality is at the core of sustainability.  What will make you want to have a floor, piece of furniture or even home for a long period of time is not only its aesthetic appeal but also how it functions.  I recently took a vacation and was very impressed with the design of the resort I stayed at except for a few very glaring design choices that were clearly chosen for looks.  That got me thinking and when it came time to sit down and pen this week’s article I took it as topic inspiration. Below are some words of advice on home design.


Filed under: Design, Functionality, Sustainability

New Year Home Resolutions

Happy 2015! Everyones getting back to their daily routine and hopefully keeping true to their new year’s resolutions. But did you give your house a resolution? Set your home up for success this year with a few simple resolutions for the New Year. 


Filed under: 2015, New, Resolutions, Year

Cleaning Your Home Without Chemicals: Part 1

I was the tough sibling, but by the end of the afternoon even I would have itchy eyes and a sore throat. It seemed counter-productive to me - I would feel good about my house being tidy and clean, but physically I would feel worse than I did when my house was dirty. MORE

Filed under: Chemical, Cleaners, Free, Green, Tips

A Guide to Selecting Laminate and Ceramic Flooring for Modern Homes

Jan 6
Frank Worth
Modern homes are built in such a way that flooring may be easily and quickly changed when the time comes for a refit. Flooring is the first thing that is refinished or replaced during a home renovation. With that being said, there are a number of considerations before homeowners choose new flooring.  MORE

Filed under: Ceramic, Homes, Laminate, Modern, Tiles

Change the Feel of Your Home with These Simple Remodeling Projects

When you're ready to make your home more aesthetically pleasing and functional for your lifestyle, you may have more ideas than time. Fortunately, there are many simple home remodeling projects you can do that will change the feel of your home. Once your first project is finished, you'll likely already be planning your next! MORE

Filed under: laminate, pets, remodeling, tile
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