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Eco-Friendly Arts and Crafts

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AnnahMarie of Organic Gurlz Gardens Fort Wayne, IndianaHi There, Fellow Gardeners! This is AnnahMarie. Today, Organic Gurlz Gardens of Indiana will be sharing information on Eco-friendly Arts and Crafts for the Home. Arts and Crafts are fun – but what if they could be eco-friendly? Today, Organic Gurlz Gardens is here to share some ways you can enjoy eco-friendly entertainment. Continue reading

The Eco-Friendly Home

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U Factor for Windows by the Design Build PlannersHi There, Fellow Gardeners! This is AnnahMarie. Today, Organic Gurlz Gardens of Indiana will be sharing information on The Eco-Friendly Home. Many are looking to be eco-friendly, but they may forget taking care of the Earth goes way beyond the garden! We at Organic Gurlz Gardens are here to share few ways to have a cool home, while benefiting the world (and your wallet). Continue reading

What is Energy Star?

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What is Energy Star? Energy Star - Design Build Planners (1)ENERGY STAR is not just about making buildings more energy efficient; it's also about saving money for homes and industries and offering best-practice solutions to make homes more comfortable, create better buildings and protect the environment. It's a government-backed program—Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - that helps businesses and individuals do just that. Continue reading

Structural Insulated Panel Wall System

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Structural Insulated Panel Wall System Structural Insulated Panel - Design Build PlannersStructural insulated panels or SIPs are used in building commercial and residential construction. SIPs consist of panels that encase insulating foam, pretty much like a sandwich. SIPs have become extremely popular in last few years because they can be made to fit into any building design. SIPs are definitely for people who are environment friendly. Continue reading

How to Plant and Create a Bamboo Fence

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http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photography-bamboo-fence-surrounded-ivy-covered-many-species-agency-beautiful-natural-lined-green-hills-image40934162How to Plant and Create a Bamboo Fence There is no dearth of landscaping plants that can also be used as living fences. Bamboo is one of them. While bamboo fencing is a good option to ensure privacy by creating a bamboo fence, it is equally important to keep a check on its growth as bamboo can grow at an alarming pace. Continue reading

Formaldehyde in Flooring and Cabinets

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Formaldehyde in Flooring and Cabinets Formaldehyde free cabinets for kitchen remodeling - Design Build PlannersWe all have desks, bookshelves, kitchen cabinets and flooring in our homes but do you really know what your furniture and flooring contains? Many people, probably just like yourself, think that your home is completely safe but your furniture and flooring contains a toxic chemical, known as formaldehyde that can be very dangerous to your health. Formaldehyde is a high volume chemical that is used as the adhesive resin to hold composite woods, including particleboard, plywood and fiberboard together. It can also be used as a common disinfectant, but is most commonly found in the home in your furniture, flooring, cabinets, some fabrics and even makeup. There are some things you should know about formaldehyde to know how safe you are from its effects and whether you should consider green remodeling. Continue reading

Solar Products for Your Home

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house with solar panel designSolar Products for Your Home Just think about it-- the Sun can produce solar energy for at least another five billion years; this energy is free, clean, doesn't pollute the air around us like the fossil fuels do. More importantly, solar energy helps reduce the greenhouse effect. These are reasons to go solar. Continue reading

Green Cabinetry for Your Kitchen Remodel

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Green Cabinetry for Your Kitchen Remodel Green Cabinetry for Your Kitchen Remodel (1)-Design Build PlannersGreen remodeling with green kitchen cabinetry is an option most people are choosing as they become aware of the hazards of formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is used as an adhesive to bond boards made from various materials. Green cabinets are available in a variety of styles in various materials, besides bamboo, which at one time was the only green material available for kitchen cabinets. There is a whole range of green cabinets now available with formaldehyde free and low-VOC alternatives. These cabinets are durable and as other stylish as stock cabinets. FSC certified plywood, bamboo plywood and agricultural byproduct agrifier boards are some of the eco-friendly options that you can use to make green kitchen cabinets. Continue reading

Bamboo Flooring for Your Remodeling Project

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Bamboo Floors for Your Remodeling Project Bamboo Flooring for Your Remodeling Project (1)-Design Build PlannersHome remodeling is a major task, but it can often be quite fun. All homeowners want an end result that is attractive, durable, and up to the latest trends. If you are a homeowner who is opting for a remodeling project that includes a change of flooring, then you should consider getting a bamboo floor. Continue reading

Winterizing Your New Jersey Home

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Winterizing Your New Jersey Home (1)-Design Build PlannersWinterizing Your New Jersey Home

The winter season is upon us. You may feel you are ready, but your house may not be. You should start thinking of winterizing your home before the heart of winter is fully here. You need to take the necessary steps to prepare your house for the cold months ahead. These steps will also protect your property and save money that could have been spent on repairing damages. Continue reading