Affordable Shipping Container House in Quebec

Shipping containers are at the forefront of a new era of usefulness. Traditionally used to carry goods via cargo ship, train or truck, these steel boxes are capable of withstanding huge amounts of pressure and weight. This makes them structurally stable, fireproof, mold-proof and weather-proof. Unfortunately each has a lifespan of only 20 years for its original purpose. That means when their work is done hauling stuff, they get retired and sent to junk yards or landfills even though they are still Read more […]

Which is the Best Water Heating System in the UK?

One factor to consider when buying or renting a home is the installed water heating system. If the system is not your favourite, you can replace it with a convenient and affordable system. Although there are several types of heating systems, not all may suit your needs. Here are some of the things that may determine your choice of heating system. Hot water demand Some homes have a higher demand for hot water than others. This may be as a result of the size of the house or family. In case of a large Read more […]

Top 4 Ways the Right Contractor Helps Customers Choose New Windows

You want to replace the windows in your home, but you are not sure how to make the right choices. One of the ways that a reputable contractor will help is by guiding you through the process. Here are a few examples of how that contractor will make it easier to come up with a plan and end up with windows you will enjoy for years.   Discussing Window Designs If you’ve never replaced residential windows before, there’s a lot you may not know. For example, are you aware that it’s possible Read more […]

Less Is More: How to Work This Philosophy with Your Shower

When it comes to remodelling or designing a bathroom, there are two main ways that you can go about it. You can either go for all the amenities that you possibly can to turn your bathroom into a grand affair, or you can adopt a more minimalist approach as you would normally see in modern bathrooms. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, but a lot of people go for the minimalist approach because they’re on a budget. However, wanting to keep things simple doesn’t normally mean that the Read more […]

5 Reasons to Move to South Dakota

It’s time for a change and you are ready to move anywhere but where you currently live. Maybe you’ve lost your job or are looking for a totally new lifestyle. For whatever reason (and of course you have at least one!) you are looking for somewhere to move. Oddly, one of the states you probably haven’t considered is South Dakota. Most people looking for a new life don’t automatically think of the Dakotas, but there are several good reasons South Dakota would be a good choice. Here are just Read more […]

Why LED Lighting Is the Way of the Future

When it comes to cutting costs, we normally attribute it to going for lower quality materials or products that use less energy overall. It’s understandable to think that saving on energy automatically means that the quality of the products you’ll be using will suffer. After all, this is true for most other things whether at home or a more professional environment like an office space. However, there are some things out there that miraculously improve in all aspects as time goes by. One of the Read more […]

Plastic or Metal Enclosures? Why the Former Is Best for Most Electronic Devices

When it comes to building electronic devices, keeping their fragile inner circuity safe often takes precedence over just about anything else. However, accomplishing this isn’t as obvious as it seems. While you can certainly cover it with a quality enclosure in order to make sure that it’s kept safe and sound, the question of which material to use is still an important one. Generally, when you think of enclosures for electronic devices there are two types to choose from. The first and most common Read more […]

Why You Should Choose Quartz for Your Kitchen Worktop

The utilisation of quartz to serve as the surface of kitchen worktops has risen in popularity over the years. It’s become an economical approach for many homeowners not because of the price tag associated with it, but the advantages that this engineered and manmade stone has over its natural counterparts. The ever-popular and traditional marble or granite are certainly materials that are worth their weight in gold, but quartz is nothing to scoff at. Here are a few reasons why you should choose Read more […]

Cardboard Furniture: From Cheap to Artsy to DIY

Most cardboard has a pretty high recycled content — and can be easily re-recycled or composted to boot. Plus, cardboard’s also an inexpensive material that’s light and, usually, flat — characteristics that make cardboard furniture affordable (usually, at least) to make and ship. All these qualities are making cardboard — something we often think of as a low quality, one-use, disposable product — a popular material for serious eco furniture designers! Cardboard’s an especially popular Read more […]

Kansas City Prefab Home: A Green Gem in the Heartland

As a native of Kansas City you can imagine how thrilled I was to learn about the new green prefab achievement in my home town.  I learned about it from one of my favorite publications, Natural Home.  They did a wonderful feature on the house, which you can read in its entirety here. The 1,200 square feet house is a two-bedroom, one-bath home (remember in the eco-sphere small is good!) and is perched on stilts atop a hill. It has a wonderful view of downtown.  It was designed by architecture Read more […]