Want to give your home a green makeover, from the bottom up? Finding eco-friendly flooring is a matter of knowing what to look for. The greenest options offer sustainable beauty through recycled or renewable content, have product and adhesive formulas that are free of formaldehyde and VOCs, and support indoor air quality through easy cleaning and maintenance.
A poorly insulated home leaks away valuable energy dollars whether you’re using new solar or old-school electric, so do all you can to improve your home’s structural efficiencies before taking on a new power technology.
If you’re playing host for Thanksgiving this year, your first step should be to make sure your kitchen equipment is up to the task -- starting with your range hood. The right range hood doesn’t just make cooking more pleasant, it actually improves the air quality of your entire home.
If you like the idea of fresh, locally-grown produce but can’t get it during winter, why not try growing it on your own? With the right light, the right soil and the right pot, you can grow herbs and even some vegetables all year long.
Cleaning a deck can give it a fresh new look. Learn how to clean a wood deck with this simple deck cleaning recipe of bleach, water and detergent. Plus get tips on the best time of the day for deck cleaning.
Mold can develop in a storage areas if cardboard storage boxes come in contact with moisture--two sources of mold food. Find out how to prevent mold growth in storage areas, and what to do if mold has already spread in your basement storage area.
Mold can grow aggressively on traditional paper-faced drywall, which provides mold all it needs to survive. Learn how a new paperless drywall option prevents mold growth and the home and health issues caused by mold.
Mold growth isn't always easy to see, but a musty smells musty can signal it's presence. Learn about mold's favorite hiding places, and how to uncover mold without causing mold spores to spread to other locations in your home.