Going Green, Inside and Out

8 Ideas to Make Your Home and Property Eco-Friendly

When people think about green homes, their minds often jump to appliances and insulation. While those are doubtless integral parts of creating an eco-friendly home, the home itself is just the beginning. In fact, there are lots of ways you can “green-ify” your property in addition to the structure on it, and to help you get started with your greenovation, we’ve come up with a list of 8 ways to go environmentally friendly both outside and in.

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Remodeling – Let’s Get Kid Friendly

When remodeling your home, it is important that you keep your kids in mind, especially if you have small children. There are many home modifications and alterations that you can make during a remodel that will make your home a safer place for everyone. All areas of the home can be remodeled in a kid-friendly way with many modifications in the bathroom; kitchen and bedrooms making your kids feel right at home. Let your children help with the plans and you will be surprised how much they can help you come up with modifications that will benefit them. By letting children select materials, come up with design ideas and ask their opinions they will feel appreciated and involved throughout the remodeling process.

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Save Money AND Go Green – YAY!

How to Make Your Renovation Environmentally and Budget Friendly

To many people, going green is synonymous with expensive. All those fancy new appliances and windows can really add up, but it doesn’t have to be the case. In fact, there are many ways to both save money and reduce the environmental impact of your home renovation.

Just a few examples include:

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Major Home Renovations – When Are They Worth It?

After years of a floundering housing market, it appears that the tide has finally turned, and this industry is picking up steam once again. However, it certainly has not returned to its early-2000 highs, and homeowners must be careful when investing in major renovations. No matter how beautiful the results, sometimes the cost of a project just can’t be recouped. That said, there are a few tried-and-true areas that come with a higher likelihood of getting a return on investment.

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Renovating Your Kitchen – Where Do You Start?

If your kitchen is in need of an update, finding where to begin can be overwhelming to say the least. From finding a paint color to choosing a cabinet style, the options are virtually limitless, and it’s easy to get lost when trying to find the style for you. However, by breaking your kitchen renovation into a few smaller steps, you can make the process much more manageable.

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7 Summer Friendly Renovations For Your Home

There are numerous projects and renovations that you can do to your house that are either easier to accomplish in the summer or just not feasible when the colder seasons hit. Whether you are attempting to perform these tasks yourself or are hiring a contractor to do it for you, both parties will be glad you did these when it’s not 10 degrees outside.

Reasons why summertime is better for these home renovations:

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Backyard’s that Rival Resorts

Beautiful Resort…Wait, that’s someone’s backyard!

I simply cannot deny that most of these fabulous views, landscapes and backyards (if you can even call them that) outshine some of the vacation spots I’ve had the privilege of visiting (talking Caribbean Islands, hills of Italy and top of the Rocky Mountains). Whether they’re dropped on the edge of a mountain, set overlooking a lake, or so enormous you could host a royal wedding, these backyards are some of the greatest we’ve seen.

22 backyards — here we go:

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