Kitchen counters / Guides

How Much do Sustainable Green Kitchen Countertops Cost?
Kitchens

Pricing green kitchen countertops - there's never been a bigger choice of sustainable kitchen counters

...kitchen . Lets hope the trend continues. Now you've learned about how to price the different types of sustainable kitchen countertops, for more help in choosing other types of sustainable & green countertops for kitchens & bathrooms , carrying out sustainable non-toxic green kitchen renovations or sustainable green b...

Laminate Kitchen countertops can be beautiful & green too - Counter by Formica
Kitchens

Choosing green kitchen countertops for sustainable homes Including LEED v4 & Passive House PHIUS+ certified

...kitchen counters Yeah, we know that’s a hard one to figure at first; paper is not something you think of when looking for durable kitchen counters, but it works. These counters are made of 100% recycled paper. The binding agents are completely GreenGuard certified and made with a cashew nut resin. The product is ve...

Are Laminate Countertops Good for Sustainable Green Counters in Homes?
Interiors

Are laminate countertops good for a sustainable green home?

...counters good? Laminate countertops were a long-time staple of residential kitchen & bathroom construction , but they started to fall off in popularity around the time rockstars stopped wearing spandex, which was somewhere in the 80s. A trend started at that time towards alternatives to laminate counters, such as til...

Real estate

Are you selling a house? Here are the top 10 things homebuyers look for

...Kitchen island and durable countertops 6. Large linen closets 7. Open-concept kitchen 8. Large windows 9. Two-car garage 10. Walk-in pantry That walk-in closets rank first is no great surprise, they have long been a very popular feature and keeping a bedroom clutter-free makes for a more stress-...

Disposing of household waste properly - recycling, garbage & toxic materials
Kitchens

Waste management: compost and recycling

...kitchen waste: If you are designing or remodelling a kitchen, plan in advance how you will sort your compost and recycle bins. Some kitchen design companies offer sorting containers built right into their counters. You can also opt for a homemade design and convert a vacant space in the kitchen into a waste collectio...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...Kitchen Construction That beautiful new kitchen with the granite counters that you're looking forward to owning in your new house can be one of the main sources of toxic formaldehyde and other red-listed chemicals in the home - unless that is you choose formaldehyde-free kitchen components - which of course EcoHome's...

Non-toxic, naturally-dyed Easter eggs
Lifestyle and environment

DIY non-toxic & all natural Easter egg dye.

...counters or clothes do get stained, try cleaning them with diluted oxygen colour-safe bleach. If you prefer your dyed eggs to have a sheen, wait until they dry completely and then apply vegetable oil. It would take some creative storing, but with enough forethought it would be feasible to use kitchen scraps for thi...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...Kitchen Construction That beautiful new kitchen with the granite counters that you're looking forward to owning in your new house can be one of the main sources of toxic formaldehyde and other red-listed chemicals in the home - unless that is you choose formaldehyde-free kitchen components - which of course EcoHome's...

Non-toxic food safe natural wood finishing oil for counters, floors, decks
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

Natural wood finishing oil is non toxic too

...counters , not to mention children’s toys - despite being inedible, they usually end up in young mouths anyway. Non-toxic wood finishing oil can even be used on childrens toys © Livos Kunos is an impregnating wood oil that acts as a dye, sealant and finish; it bonds with the interior o...

Cambrian Black Granite
Kitchens

Granite counter tops

...counters now and still get that last crucial LEED point. For more on how to build healthy kitchens , Choosing eco-friendly and healthy countops and all about sustainable home construction, check out the Ecohome Green building guide, North America's trusted resource on green home building

Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...kitchen and bathroom counters are a non-toxic solid surface of ground up glass, porcelain and quartz that is fabricated by being heated to 1000F and compressed under 25,000 tons. Walls are covered with UV-treated formaldehyde-free plywood panels, which is also used for cabinetry and finishing trim. With a growing r...