How to create a bat-friendly garden

While they’re not necessarily everyone’s cup of tea, bats are a great addition to any garden environment. As the weather starts to get warmer again in spring and the evenings stay lighter for longer, there’s nothing more relaxing than looking up at the sky and seeing these animals flitting about the sky doing their best acrobatic routines. You may not have even realised that bats are residing so close to your home and garden – and you’re not alone. If you’re looking to up your chances Read more […]

The Health Benefits of Natural Light

It’s common knowledge that the use of natural light in your home can increase your energy and save you money – but what can it do for your body? Natural lighting (sunlight) boosts the amount of Vitamin D produced in your body – which is important for absorbing calcium and promoting bone growth, especially in young children. Exposing the body to sunlight and increasing your Vitamin D levels can assist in the prevention of certain types of cancer, heart disease, depression and also help treat 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 […]

Why Relocation is Simply Best Left to Professionals

Relocation can often mean a lot of stress for everyone involved. Unfortunately, regardless of whether or not you have a lot of items that you need to move, the issues tend to be the same for everyone. Sometimes, to cut back on costs a few savvy homeowners might think to deal with the move themselves. This can be an attractive prospect because it eliminates the need for paying a professional moving service. However, if you don’t have any experience with relocation then it is highly recommended that 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 […]

Living Zero Homes Tour Coming Near You

Want to get a first hand glimpse of a net-zero energy home that generates all its necessary power from renewable energy? You may get a chance if you live in one of the areas that the Living Zero Home Tour is traveling through. Starting just a week ago in Chicago, the Living Zero Home Tour is showcasing a net-zero energy home featuring energy efficient appliances and building technologies. The home will continue to travel through November so you can experience and see for yourself how energy Read more […]

Dwell Prefab Home Collection Announced

Dwell Magazine has partnered with some very well-known architects and builders to develop a signature line of prefab homes. The homes not only focus on sustainable design and building, but look amazing as well. Turkel Design in collaboration with Lindal Cedar Homes and then Marmol Radziner Prefab each designed three modern prefab homes to be featured as part of the Dwell Home Collection. Dwell’s recent selection of these particular prefab home designs indicates the quality of design, Read more […]