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custom kitchen renovation by River Woodworks
Kitchens

Formaldehyde-Free Green Kitchen cabinetry for a Non-toxic Home - Price Comparisons

...kitchen cabinet renovation by River Woodworks © Ecohome Green kitchen cabinets in a Custom kitchen renovation by River Woodworks © Ecoho...

How to plan and budget for home renovations and new builds
Concept and design

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

...renovation. Even professional contractors tend to underestimate the costs and duration of a project. Get advice from multiple professionals if you can, to get...

Which House Plants are Best to Clean Air & Remove Toxins?
Healthy indoor air quality

Which house plants are best for purifying air? Ecohome investigates

...kitchen to remove formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene , which can be found in certain kitchen appliances and furniture. • Snake plants in the bedroom because th...

Laneway house by Lanefab Design/Build
Interior design and furnishing

Interior furnishings & decor

Protecting your indoor air quality: Any renovation or building project is exciting, but it can also be exhausting and emotionally taxing. Right at the end ...

Skygarden House home renovation in Toronto, Canadian Green Building winner
Real estate

This beautiful Renovation in Toronto is a Canadian Green Building Award Winner

...kitchen area is easy to maintain and brings light into the room The design provides outdoor living spaces on multiple levels to address the owners’ desire f...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...kitchen and bathroom; good thick curtains are very effective in reducing heat loss; install electronic thermostats to reduce heat consumption, and use zero VOC ...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...renovation, you already have the infrastructure in place to create a new bathroom and kitchen. This can also be an excellent resale feature, by making it easi...

Frost in Attics: What causes Attic Ice? How to Fix it?
Roof assemblies - renovation

Why is there frost in my attic? Is ice in roofs a problem & How do I stop it?

...kitchen fans when showering and cooking, run a dehumidifier in the basement if needed, and don't hang laundry to dry indoors, unless of course your humidity is ...

Drywall and construction dust
Cleaning and maintenance

Tips for keeping air clean during renovations

...kitchen renovations and interior air quality in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...kitchen & bathroom doors – As bathrooms and kitchens are the worst culprits for condensation. when cooking food, boiling the kettle or taking a shower, ensure t...

Non-toxic food safe wood finishing oil for counters, floors, decks and toys
Healthy indoor air quality

Naturally made non-toxic wood finishing oil

Livos is a Quebec manufacturer of natural wood finishing oils, and they are very transparent about the composition of their products which are mainly plants an...