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 […]

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 […]

Your Essential Guide to Planning and Creating the Kitchen You’ve Always Dreamt of

Having an ideal kitchen is the dream of many, and this isn’t surprising considering how important the kitchen’s function is in any home. In fact, it can be said that the kitchen is the most important room in a home, because it’s not only a place where you can cook and prepare food – it’s also a place where you can socialise with other family members, have nice chats with friends, do some important paperwork, and so on. If one of your dreams is to have the perfect kitchen, here’s your Read more […]

6 Gift Ideas for New Homebuyers

An intoxicating joy often surrounds a new homeowner because buying a home is a long process that involves months, sometimes years, of visiting homes, saving money, securing a loan, and weighing options. It also involves you and your clients forming a bond, which is why you want to honor this monumental occasion, and show gratitude and appreciation.   You are happy for their new purchase, and you want to make this major milestone even more memorable with a small present. Here are some ideas Read more […]

Eight Ways to Green Your Road Trip

Peak driving season, when many Americans hit the road to visit relatives or see the sights, is now in full swing. With U.S. gas prices topping $4 a gallon in some places — and likely to edge up more during summer’s high demand — you may want to consider taking more efficient mass transportation. But if you travel by car, you can still cut your fuel usage, save money and reduce your carbon footprint by driving smart. 1. Look into going by train or bus instead of by car or plane. Taking a train Read more […]

Turbo Diesels Take on Hybrids

Recently I test drove of the new Volkswagen Jetta TDI Diesel. It accelerated on to the freeway faster than my Toyota Prius.  Driving freeways and stop-go city, I wondered which would be the bigger seller, the new European turbodiesels or the Japanese Hybrids. For Detroit, May was the cruelest month, as they were outsold by Asia for the first time. Fuel economy is in; gas guzzling is being punished. General Motors, Ford Motor and Chrysler combined for a record low market share of 44.4 percent, compared Read more […]

A Green Modular HOM Away from Home

For a few days last week, a rustic green cabin popped up in the middle of a metropolis. Behind the iconic Pacific Design Center and in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art in West Hollywood, designers and architects walked in and out of the HOM 1 manufactured home, taking a close look at the cork floors, FSC-certified walnut wood beds, and recycled glass-and-aluminum lamps. HOM 1, the $235,000, 1000-square-foot, 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom modular home designed by KAA Design Group, was on display Read more […]