5 Home Improvements that Will Increase the Value of Your Home

Your home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make. It is where you will live and perhaps raise a family. You want to take care of it to the best of your ability and make sure it does not lose any market value. Regular upkeep and maintenance will take care of this. Whether you choose to live in your home for many years or decide to move shortly after you buy it, you would like to make money when you sell it. Property values can fluctuate, and this may afford you some profit when selling Read more […]

Quartz Kitchen Countertops and Their Functionality

More and more homeowners opt for stone countertops for their kitchens and other rooms for several reasons. First, they add elegance to the room with their varying designs, colours and cuts. Second, they are far more durable and last longer than other worktops made of less sturdy materials. Although they may be a bit pricier than others, in the long run you will realise savings because you do not have to replace them every few years. But what really makes homeowners choose stone worktops? The answer 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sears Tower to Get Green Retrofit

The tallest building in the Western Hemisphere will undergo a $350 million “green” retrofit that its owners said on Wednesday will make the 110-story office tower a beacon for environmentally sound space. Plans call for the 1,450-foot Sears Tower to reduce its electricity consumption by 80 percent and water usage by 40 percent. It will be renamed the Willis tower later this summer in a deal with new tenant global insurance broker Willis Group Holdings. To achieve the savings, owner American 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 […]