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Attics and Lofts

Attic spaces are tough to work in.  Since they are outside the “living space” of your home, finding the right flooring solution requires special consideration. However, flooring your attic can make it a perfect place for storage. Doing so the wrong way means that you could weaken your...

High Quality Bedding: Egyptian Cotton, Bamboo, or Silk?

Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the key foundations of health and wellbeing.  If you’ve resolved to take better care of yourself and improve your quality of life, you’d be wise to upgrade your quality of sleep.

One way to get better rest is by investing in high-quality, organic ...

Home Office

If your home is typical, there are several vampires lurking around the living areas - energy vampires, that is.  Energy vampires are everyday electronic devices ranging from cell phone chargers to televisions that consume electricity even when they’re turned off, and suck away valuable energy...

Buying or Selling a Home

How do you estimate utility costs in a new home?  Whether you’re moving into your first home or upgrading to a better one, there’s a lot of change to be prepared for. You’ll have a new neighborhood to negotiate, a new household routine, and new spaces to fill with family and furnishings. One...

Exterior Remodeling

Heating an apartment is the single biggest energy expenditure during winter.  But while home owners can do things like purchase new energy efficient heating systems, renters don't have the same options to improve heat in a home they don't own.  Or do they? 

Renters can actually make several...

Laundry Rooms

If your washer or dryer is ten or more years old, now’s probably a good time to consider replacing it. Not only will you be heading off inevitable breakdowns and costly repairs in the coming months or years, but you’ll be taking an opportunity to actually put money back into the very pockets...