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 […]

Professional Plumbing: Are Such Services Really Necessary?

It’s true that most homeowners faced with certain issues at home could cut costs if they were capable of accomplishing the task on their own. Whether this involves installing flooring, painting the roof, or many other aspects of home maintenance. However, there is one particular aspect that can be very tricky to work on, and that’s plumbing. While you can certainly cut costs if you decide to tackle certain issues yourself, you have to ask yourself – are you really saving in the long run? Getting Read more […]

3 Top Tips on How to Ensure and Improve Gas Safety in Your Home

Most of us heavily rely on gas due to its versatility in use and purpose. From keeping everyone warm via heating systems during cold seasons to cooking our meals, it’s an invaluable asset to have and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a house that doesn’t utilise it. With that being said, it does come with its own fair share of risks that can be potentially dangerous to the inhabitants of a home if left unchecked. Because of this, it becomes imperative to ensure that safety checks and maintenance Read more […]

Dwell Tour of Energy Star Homes in Brooklyn

As part of BKLYN Designs 2009, a fabulous green design event that happens every May in Brooklyn, NY, Dwell Magazine toured five homes in the area to showcase innovative, contemporary and thoughtful design. Of the 5 homes we were so impressed with two of them because of their energy efficiency and use of sustainable materials. Sadly, we weren’t there first hand to tour the houses ourselves, but we may just have to make a trip to Brooklyn next spring to be there so we too can tour gorgeous homes 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 […]