Eco-Friendly Homes

Whether you are improving your current home or building from the ground up, there is no shortage of ways to make your house eco-friendly. The key to an eco-friendly remodel is solid planning. Learn how to make the most of your budget by creating an open floor plan, choosing renewable and recyclable materials, and building within your current footprint. All of these things help you create an eco-friendly home that will reduce your energy consumption and create a beautiful and sustainable home. Follow along as we do the research and educate you on the products on the market and determine those that you must have in your next renovation -- and those to avoid. From low-VOC paints to earth-friendly fabrics to sustainable and durable building materials, we decode the terminology and help you find the products in your area. With a greener home, you can save money with more efficient use of energy and water and live healthier and more environmentally astute by using materials that are renewable and recyclable without compromising quality, aesthetics, or budget.

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