Kitchen / Discussions

Are there non-toxic quartz kitchen counters?

...kitchen counters here - Kitchen Counter Options for Sustainable Green Homes Engineered stone is a composite material made of crushed stone bound together by...

Posted by Jackie kierulf June 27, 2018, 11:08 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 2 Responses

What is the best material to build kitchen cabinets with?

...kitchens our preference would be to use plywood for the entire kitchen not just the doors and facing. Particle board is cheap, but it is full of adhesives, and ...

Posted by Rebecca Lisle Naugher Sept. 19, 2021, 2:28 p.m. Kitchens 5 Responses

What type of insulation can I put on my kitchen floor that sits on dirt?

there is no access to the floor from the basement. the floor joist is running on the actual diry it is freezing in the winter.

Posted by Mohammed Hussain June 30, 2021, 3:32 p.m. Crawl spaces 0 Responses

Do you have any tips to unclog a sink with standing water?

My kitchen wastes always blocked the sinks filter and, for this reason, water does not clear from the pipes. Water stands in the sink and, the clog doesn't mov...

Posted by Laura Tom Jan. 7, 2019, 2:06 a.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

What is the cost per square foot to build 1600 square feet on one floor?

1600 square feet 5 bedrooms, rough in's for 3 full bathrooms, laundry room (no kitchen) Determining the cost per square foot to build a home depends on man...

Posted by Steven Kohl April 20, 2021, 9:43 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

What do I use in a dropped basement ceiling for soundproofing?

...kitchen floor to the basement ceiling. Who do I contract to do the work. I called several people concerning this. There are a few ways to soundproof between flo...

Posted by Melissa Pickett Oct. 10, 2020, 12:19 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

What is the best material for flooring?

What do you recommend to use for flooring? Real wood, engineered wood, any particular brand? Also for kitchen and bathroom floor, what do you recommend to use ...

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 2:09 a.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

Should I install two small electric hot water heaters - ones or big one?

...kitchen and one full bath at the opposite end of the house on one level. The water heaters will be electric, perhaps heat pump style. Should I consider two hot ...

Posted by Shaun B June 28, 2019, 2:14 p.m. Hot water 2 Responses

What is your recommendation for an air source heat pump?

I have a 36' x 36' cottage style bungalow with 2 x 6 walls with spray foamed 9' walls, vaulted southern kitchen and living room with passive solar window desig...

Posted by Martin Dandeneau July 9, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

Which is the best exterior insulation board to make a cottage 3 season?

...kitchen. It's walls are toung and groove pine. No heat no insulation just the wainscotting walls. The interior frame ar 2 by 4's. we wish to live there through ...

Posted by Sharon Challingsworth April 23, 2021, 7:16 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Should an HRV to ERV be the primary exhaust for bathrooms?

...kitchen area (plus a hood fan over the stove). We were told about 5-6 years ago that and ERV was better, so we switched. Venmar/AVS ERV EKO 1.5 The controls wer...

Posted by Doris Friesen Dec. 30, 2020, 1:10 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

How do you insulate an exterior wall from the outside?

...kitchen!) The total area is about 8' x 40', less a couple of doors and windows. I'd apprecialte your advice/suggestions! Thank you! Spray foam will work wel...

Posted by Stuart Seldon Feb. 11, 2021, 12:21 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you install grey water recycling in a tiny house?

...kitchen sink. Thank You for all the great information on your website!! For a Tiny House on wheels you don’t have to concern yourself with municipality regulati...

Posted by Grace Schock June 21, 2018, 3:23 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

Should I densepack wall cavities prior to exterior insulation?

...kitchen reno and found R13 fiberglass. But it's starting to seperate from the kraft paper, and the paper itself is starting to fall apart. We would like to repl...

Posted by Gordon McNair April 13, 2021, 9:21 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

When I use my stove hood I get smoke odours in my home, is that due to negative pressure and how do I fix it?

...kitchen I had a stove hood installed that vents directly to the outside. But when the hood is running at the same time as the heating system I can smell smoke i...

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 12:37 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

What is the best septic system if we plan on using the hydraloop

...kitchen sink, dishwasher,laundry sink and washing machine cottage and possibly, with the approval of the township, several other 3 bedroom cottages. We plan o...

Posted by Genevieve Brunet Sept. 9, 2020, 9:16 p.m. Greywater Recycling 2 Responses

Are there auto balancing ERV/HRV system?

...kitchen exhaust, etc. Has anyone come across a self-balancing unit , seem like this type of adjustment would serve a very practical purpose. My concern is that ...

Posted by Aldoogie Feb. 15, 2021, 3:56 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

How do we find a designer for our new build?

...Kitchen – laminate countertop, simple 36” fridge, Electric Cook-top stove – range hood, Dishwasher Stackable washer and dryer Energy Efficient #1 Inspiratio...

Posted by Tim Blais Feb. 15, 2021, 8:40 p.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 1 Responses