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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 you will find in homes are traditional laminate countertops. And they certainly live up to the adage ‘you get what you pay for’, as most of them still contain a lot of formaldehyde and they aren’t very durable. Maybe the latest generation of laminate countertops for kitchens & bathrooms merits a second...

custom kitchen renovation by River Woodworks
Kitchens

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

...kitchen renovation by River Woodworks © Ecohome Custom green kitchen renovation by River Woodworks © Ecohome Formaldehyde-free kitchen cabinet renovation by River Woodworks © Ecohome Green kitchen cabinets in a Custom kitchen renovation by River Wo...

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...

Kitchen and Bathroom design tips
Kitchens

Design ideas for durable kitchens and bathrooms

...Kitchen Counter Options for Sustainable Green Homes would be those that are resistant to heat, moisture and cuts from knives. Moisture damage from improperly vented kitchens and bathrooms can lead to rot and mold, affecting air quality and forcing costly repairs. Venting kitchen fumes to the exterior will also reduce...

Consentino ECO - Formaldehyde-Free Recycled Quartz Countertop
Kitchens

The Cosentino ECO is a Kitchen countertop made of recycled plates, bottles and mirrors - video

...Kitchen Components - Countertops If you're into healthy Green Homes like we are here at EcoHome, there's a lot to think about when choosing a healthier kitchen - firstly some beautiful kitchen cabinets, preferably built from FSC certified woods and formaldehyde-free plywood boxes, and that's even before choosing Sust...

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

DIY non-toxic & all natural Easter egg dye.

...kitchen scraps for this project. Good luck and let us know how it goes! And if you are a seasoned natural dye afficianado, please do share your tips and experience in the comments below.

How to Fix a Leaky or Dripping Faucet Easily
Plumbing renos, repairs and maintenance

How to fix a Leaky Faucet for under $1 (and stop that tap dripping!)

...kitchen faucets work pretty much the same way, they can each need some repairs over time, especially replacing their sealing washer. And it's a lot more sustainable and cheaper to repair a faucet than to throw it away and buy and install a new one. The other advantage to fixing an older faucet is that older ones are of...

Hemp fibreboard and Hemp insulation - the Green Building choice
Wood and organic materials

Hemp building supplies

Hemp is a very sustainable construction material that is no longer just a fringe product; rather, it is becoming a more accessible mainstream building product, most notably as hemp-batt insulation , and also hemp boards for cabinetry. Why choose hemp building materials? The growing and harvesting of hemp is a far ...

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

Are laminate countertops good for a sustainable green home?

...kitchen & bathroom countertops The definition of an eco-friendly counter top or a green kitchen countertop will vary from person to person depending on what exactly you are looking for. That could mean it is made with sustainably harvested materials, recycled materials, food-safe surfaces , formaldehyde-free and low ...

The Fun Box
Tiny house

The Fun Box! Solar, wind and human powered luxury living

...kitchen: gas stove, refrigerator, coffee maker, tableware. Heating: pellet stove Bathroom facilities: composting toilet, open-air shower, large moveable stainless steel bath. Built in outdoor fireplace on the terrace. Entertainment: human powered television, DVD player and sound system. 15 minutes of pedaling e...

Under bed storage
Interior design and furnishing

Storage ideas for small spaces

...kitchen, narrow shelves can be hung on the inside of cupboard doors. This can be handy for small bottles such as spices. The only precaution is making certain that these are placed between the cupboard shelves to allow closing. There are bathroom shelving units designed to fit over the water closet of the toilet. T...