Top 10 Green Building Products of 2017

Sustainable Industries, a sustainable business magazine, recently released their 2009 Top 10 Green Building Products guide, which showcases the best products of the year. A leading panel of green building experts and the editorial team from Sustainable Industries act as the judges to determine the most innovative products that will help reduce our environmental impact. The products were selected based on their environmental performance, scalability/market impact, innovativeness, design aesthetic, Read more […]

The 10 Dumbest Green Buildings on Earth

While any structure built in a way that lessens its footprint is welcomed, some of the buildings that people try to turn green simply make no sense. LEED certification, in all its greatness, does not take the building’s intended purpose into account; this leaves us with some hilarious, unabashedly self-contradicting buildings. Here are the ten of the most laughable green buildings: 1. BP’s Helios House Gas Station – Los Angeles, Cal. Yes, there is an LEED-certified gas station. It’s actually Read more […]

The Most Beautiful Green Home Building Construction Project Ever?

My jaw dropped when I first watched this video tour of a beautiful owner-built green building construction project in Oregon. This particular green building is made entirely out of cob, a mixture of clay, sand, and straw. Meka Bunch of Wolf Creek, Oregon built this stunning cob house over a four year period. Complete with hand-sculpted furniture, shelves and nooks built directly into the walls, arched windows, and a killer custom staircase, his cob building is a divine artistic achievement. Check Read more […]

Preservation: The Greenest Building is the One That’s Already Built

Tearing down our homes seems to be almost a national pastime. Americans have always viewed anything old with suspicion, and that makes sense when we’re talking about outdated concepts of governing such as having an inbred, pinky finger-wagging king tell us what to do. But when it comes to the architectural legacy left to us by preceding generations of Americans, this approach not only robs us of unique neighborhoods and our history, but also is insanely destructive to the environment. According Read more […]

Five Ways To Upgrade Your Kitchen Backsplash

Is your kitchen drab and uninteresting? You may not need to redo the entire room to give it new lease on life, but a fresh coat of paint and a new backsplash can do wonders. Consider one of the following materials for your kitchen’s mini-makeover. Tile Tile is one of the most timeless materials used for a backsplash. It can be found in everything from sleek white ceramic subway tiles to patterned Tuscan or vintage tiles to tinted glass and marble mosaics. The key to finding the right one is that Read more […]

Take Advantage of Our Concrete Contractor Services Today

Whether you need a new driveway, a decorative concrete accent for your garden, or a new set of steps to your home, we can help. We offer a variety of concrete contracting services designed to fit your needs and can help with any concrete needs you might have. Our services range from the demolition of existing structures to the creation and finishing of the new concrete structure you need. Some of the services we offer include the following. Demolition of Existing Structures and Concrete If you Read more […]

Spare the environment and your personal economics – get eco-friendly bespoke windows

Many people live in old houses that (let’s be honest) have seen better days. Thin isolation, a paramount heat consumption, and old low-isolation windows are some of the environments’ worst enemies, when it comes to consumer generated CO2 emission. Some house owners think that they have to choose when it comes to eco-friendly living and high-quality building materials – but it does not have to be that way. You can start with the windows. A high return investment Old low-quality windows are Read more […]

From DIYer to Entrepreneur: Tools to Help You Manage Your Home Improvement Startup

There’s something so satisfying about creating and working with your hands. Whether you’re designing hand-made décor or are designing an entirely new room from scratch, the chance to create and then enjoy the result is incomparable to anything else, so it’s no wonder that you would want to take your DIY hobby and turn it into a home improvement business. As great as it is to work with your hands and be able to admire your work, though, it can also be time-consuming, tricky, and difficult to Read more […]

Home Loans 101: Build a House of Your Dreams

The financial landscape hasn’t changed that much over the past few years, leaving home loans as the most frequently chosen option for people who want to move into the house of their dreams. In fact, getting the keys to your perfect abode is a long process. The first of many steps on this journey of yours is getting as much information as possible on all kinds of loans, ranging from land to VA construction loans. This is why we have decided to offer some help by putting together a list of home 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 […]