Greening Your Cleaning – Part 2

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In this edition of our green cleaning series, I’m going to help you navigate the world of wood furniture cleaning. These surfaces account for a reasonable amount of surface space in most homes. MORE

Your Family’s Command Center

I recently began work on a small project that many of you have probably seen before. It is called the “Command Center”. Basically, this has become an area of the house where a family can easily track and coordinate all family activities from homework to sports to just about anything. Here's how we began designing and building this kind of space for the client. MORE

A Thought on Going Green...and Windows

I’ve attended many seminars on green home improvement topics over the years. And while I’ve learned a great many things, one overarching topic I’ve heard discussed time and time again is the misconception about prioritizing where to begin. MORE

Filed under: green, home, improvements, sustainability, windows

Acoustic vs. Drywall - What to Choose?

The number one large project I see homeowners take on themselves is finishing their own basement.  This can be a rewarding project for do-it-yourselfers out there and the most common question I get is:  What type of ceiling should I choose to use, drywall or acoustical? MORE

Filed under: basement, ceiling, DIY, home, improvement, installation

Building your dream home? Read this first.

A man came up to me on the bus today. A real, normal man who wasn’t asking for money or trying to sell me his doomsday theory. He approached me because he noticed I was reading a book about LEED® - Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design - building projects. MORE

Filed under: building, green, home, LEED, sustainability
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