Planning and budget tips for home building and renovating

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

Intelligent home devices allow you to control your home remotely, and send you notices of problems

Smart homes: efficiency, comfort and convenience

Solariums and sunrooms in cold climates will not add heat to a homes as commonly thought.

Solariums in cold climates won't heat your home

Natural paint is non-toxic, cheap and easy to make and provides a beautiful texture to walls.

DIY recipe for natural healthy paint

Advice from a green building project manager: how to develop a construction budget and stick to it.

How to stay on budget when building a home

Whether you are renovating or building a new home, our categorized guide pages can help you through the process. We have something for all projects, from location and design to finishing and landscaping.

Green building guide

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