How to make eco-friendly holiday home | Inquirer lifestyle – Inquirer.net

Transform your home into a winter wonderland with these ET Snowflakes LED Lights. Homes could be made   bright and eco-friendly. ACE Hardware has the latest selection of innovative indoor and outdoor LED Christmas lights. LED lanterns give a warm welcome to guests this holiday season, with LED net lights for trees and shrubs around the […]

6 Ways You Can Be More Eco-friendly at Home – Blue & Green Tomorrow

Some people might see the term eco-friendly and think it’s a costly lifestyle choice and one that requires far too much effort, but having a greener lifestyle doesn’t need to be expensive or difficult. There are lots of small changes that can make a big difference, here a few to get you started. 1. Consider […]

Pinterest pinpoints the top home & lifestyle trends for 2017 – Times LIVE

Here are seven trends worth noting: 1) Imperfect interior design Perfection will no longer be our goal when it comes to interior design: homemade, shabby chic of farmhouse style is in, as part of the Danish “Hygge” concept of living simply. 2) Multi-dimensional artworks Pinterest believes multi-dimensional artworks will be on trend in 2017. Think […]

RIGHT AT HOME: eco-friendly ways to save leftovers – Odessa American

Holiday meals tend to mean lots of leftovers; either we make enough for an army, or the army we expected didn’t materialize. If you’re worried about the environmental impact of that king-size roll of plastic wrap or that stack of disposable plastic tubs, here are some alternatives: ___ GLASS JARS, STAINLESS STEEL “The key to […]

These 4 Nomadic Moms Feel Good Parenting Doesn't Depend On A Traditional Home – Romper

White picket fences, backyard swing sets, and chocolate chip cookies served fresh from the oven isn’t the backbone of good parenting. For some, a worldly education and a strong community are more important to raising smart, successful kids. That’s why many parents are leaving traditional lifestyles. The benefits of alternative parenting reach far. Families who […]

Maine PUC proposing to phase out incentives for home solar panels – Press Herald

HALLOWELL — The Maine Public Utilities Commission is proposing new rules that would phase out incentives for homeowners with solar electric panels. Meeting on Tuesday, commissioners proposed a change that would grandfather incentives for 15 years for residents who already have solar panels installed at their homes, and would limit benefits for new solar owners […]

Why Home Solar Panels No Longer Pay in Some States – New York Times

By DIANE CARDWELL July 26, 2016 LAFAYETTE, Calif. — It was only two years ago that Elroy Holtmann spent about $ 20,000 on a home solar array to help cover the costs of charging his new electric car. With the savings on his monthly electric bills, he figured the investment would pay for itself in about a […]

Two story yurt in Decorah is cozy, comfortable and eco-friendly dream home for retired Luther professor – The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

Outside the box Jul 23, 2016 at 6:00 am | Print View Nestled in Decorah’s picturesque Canoe River Valley is a home unlike most. A two-story wooden yurt, built and owned by 73-year-old Craig Mosher, snuggles up to a steep hillside of natural prairie and woods. Unlike traditional, portable yurts used by the nomads of […]

Types of Home Construction: Custom Homes – nwitimes.com

What is a Custom Home? Custom builders create homes designed for each owner individually or from their own, private stock of designs. While production builders build communities by restricting design to a group of preselected home types on lots they have picked and purchased themselves, custom builders tend to build on land owned by the […]