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Is Green Architecture Really Sustainable?

Green architecture has an appealing name for many millennials looking to buy a home and start a family. You might assume that by getting one of these idyllic homes, you’ve met the needs of Mother Earth. Yet are these homes and buildings really sustainable? Green …

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Should You Sheetrock Behind a Bathtub?

Finding suitable materials for a bathroom renovation can be tricky, especially if you’re on a budget. Most people who want to save money opt for sheetrock, but when you’re remodeling a bathtub, you may have to get creative since some materials– sheetrock included– don’t respond …

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Can You Sheetrock Walls Before the Ceiling?

With home renovations and “Do It Yourself” jobs gaining popularity, being able to sheetrock correctly has become a valuable skill. But that’s not all there is to it. You shouldn’t just know how to do it, but also when to do it. You should not …

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13 Sustainable Building Materials for Homes

The materials and resources that go into building homes significantly impact the environment. By choosing sustainable building materials that can be reused, recycled, and repurposed, we can help improve the planet’s long-term health and preserve natural resources that can easily be depleted.  Here are 13 …

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Should Carpet Go Underneath Baseboards?

DIY home improvement is usually straightforward and you risk minimal damage to your home when you do the research – this rings true for placing baseboards and carpet in your home. The real factor you need to consider is whether the baseboard or the carpet …

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Is Brick a Sustainable Building Material?

With the recent emphasis on environmentally-sustainable lifestyles, homeowners are doing what they can to reduce their carbon footprint considerably, and this includes constructing houses from sustainable materials, like brick. While brick can be considered a natural resource, is it a sustainable building material? Brick is …

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Why Do Door Jambs Have Grooves in Them?

Door jambs are made of different materials, including wood, fiberglass, vinyl, and aluminum. For many homes, the common material is wood. In such cases, you may notice some have grooves on one side. Door jambs have grooves in them to help prevent the wood from …