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Home Construction & Design

 

Building one's dream home starts with a plan, design, and budget.  Finding the right home builder to pull off the project is who another matter.  It's important to get multiple quotes from different home builders near you before signing anything.  Talk with local governments over zoning and other programs including possible rebates.  Always be sure to have the proper permits and insurance before starting any work.

Many folks work with planned developments so they are limited in certain styles or floorplan configurations, but custom home builders are able to produce home's from scratch with unique designs and elements that are envisioned by a professional architect.  An experienced home builder will be able to provide many details about the project and keep you informed throughout the process.

An unidentified bidder takes home his prize from a salvage auction after uninstalling it himself. (Photo courtesy of Murco Recycling)
Auctions and Estate SalesRemodelSustainable Living & Design
The deconstruction movement taking root in Chicago keeps building materials out of landfills.
Sustainable Living & Design

The nutrients in bananas aren't just good for your health, they're good for your home's health, too. Banana peels can act as a natural fertilizer, tenderize your meat and even attract butterflies to your garden! How's that for turning trash into treasure?

Lawn Care & FertilizersSustainable Living & Design

Composting allows you to turn leftovers into nutrient-rich soil fertilizer, but it's not a catchall form of disposal! If you put the wrong items inside your compost bin, you'll wind up attracting unwanted pests and potentially hurting your plants!

Bathroom RemodelingSustainable Living & Design

Greening out your bathroom is the trifecta of home maintenance tasks: it will save you money on your water and utility bills, remove harsh and toxic chemicals from your bathroom and reduce the carbon footprint of your entire home. You win, the earth wins and your toilet wins.

Sustainable Living & DesignInterior Designers and Decorating

Modern life is high-tech, fast-paced and stressful. It's a jungle out there! Turning your home into a sanctuary from the always on, always-connected world we live in is not only good for your mind, it's good for your health! Make your home a relaxation zone with these design fixes.

 
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