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From weekend DIY projects to full-blown retrofitting, our collection of Home Improvement Guides will put you on a path to living a more eco-friendly lifestyle.

And don’t forget – most eco-friendly retrofit projects will help you save money over the long-term too!

Best Eco-Friendly Light Bulbs

The Best Eco-Friendly Light Bulbs + Ways to Reduce Light Pollution

Did you know that light bulbs can be harmful to planet Earth? In fact, some contain mercury, which can be hazardous if not properly discarded. While some light bulbs have a shorter lifespan than others, which increases the amount of glass in landfills.  Moreover, artificial light from light bulbs causes light pollution, which can disrupt nighttime ecosystems and makes it difficult for humans to see the night sky.  In this post, we’ll discuss the most environmentally friendly light bulbs and ways you can reduce light pollution.
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7 Unique Ways to Make Money With Your New Eco House

Many people are not aware that homeownership can be a fantastic financial investment. With each mortgage payment, you increase your home equity and wealth, not to mention the possibility of building a green, sustainable home. The possibilities are endless when it comes to designing a custom dream house.  After you build or buy your dream Eco-home, these are the seven ways you can start making money from it beyond just living there.
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A Family House: Unique Exterior Features When Building A Custom Home

The exterior of your home is practically the face of your home. It is what the public sees and what your visitors see first when they visit. It is only right that it sets the perfect tone for your home’s atmosphere. Besides this, the exterior of your home should reflect your personality and style. If you are building your custom home, here are some unique features that you can consider for your home’s exterior.
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Getting Started with Solar Water Heating for Your Home

There’s little point in installing a solar water heating system if you can’t benefit from domestic hot water which is a necessity all year round. Read this guide on how to get started with a solar water heating system for your home.
how to save water

20 Water-Saving Tips for Your Home

Even if you are not in a drought-stricken area, you must do your part in knowing how to save water and conserving this precious resource. Here are twenty water conservation tips for you that you can implement in your home right away.
energy efficient windows

How Windows Can Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

You’ve probably heard by now that installing energy efficient windows can help to reduce the cost of your monthly energy bill by sealing in heat when it’s cold and cool air when it’s hot outside. There are also great environmental benefits.

How to Insulate Your Home to Conserve Energy

Increasing the thermal insulation in an existing home doesn’t have to be difficult, and the financial payoff can be substantial in the long run.
solar shingles

How to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

Discover great tips for adopting Eco-friendly practices without sacrificing the look of clean lines and minimalist design that are popular nowadays.
Eco-Friendly lawn

How to Have a Low-Cost, Eco-Friendly Lawn

While some prefer to dump nasty chemicals in their yard to keep it looking good, that's hardly environmentally-friendly – not to mention, safe for pets and kids. Here are a few suggestions to take the strain out of mowing, and produce a lawn to be proud of, with time to enjoy it.
natural light through window

How to Add Natural Light To Your Home and Save Energy

Whether your home is a period property with small windows or a new build still in the early design stages, there are plenty of ways you can maximize the natural light in your home and save money on energy bills at the same time.

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