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Insulating crawlspaces as part of home renovation
Crawl spaces

How to insulate crawlspaces properly as part of renovating an older home

...space insulation - be careful to get it right A crawlspace comes with all the downsides of a basement, but it is just too low a space to be functional either beyond the folded plastic christmas tree and a couple of boxes of baubles. Unless there is a good reason for it, going through the process of pouring a footing,...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Crawl spaces

Should I Build on a Slab on Grade Foundation or a Crawl Space?

...space on the other hand, is exactly that - a space you can crawl in. To help you decide which is better, first take an afternoon and go spelunking so you can ask yourself if you really enjoyed crawling around in a dark place full of bugs while banging your head on stuff. If the answer was yes, then crawl-spaces are for...

The Fun Box
Tiny house

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

...space © Le Vertendre A huge bay window gives you an incomparable view of the surrounding nature, which can also be enjoyed from the large bath on wheels rolled out on the terrace. It comes equipped with an entertainment system, pedal away on the stationary bike and watch all you want. Multi-use spaces that ...

Growing Food Indoors, Vegetables for Homes & Apartments
Food production

Food & Greens can be grown easily indoors - here's how!

...space near a window is all that's needed Like growing sprouts, growing microgreens is a very easy process that doesn’t require a lot of equipment or experience. With very little equipment and effort you can have microgreens ready to harvest in under a month, here’s how - What you need: Potting soil; Shallow...

Lasagna Gardening - How to Build an Easy Vegetable Garden
Food production

Lasagna gardening - the easiest vegetable garden at home?

...space? Nope. But it’s fun to hang out in and mess around with. Laying out the perimeter of a Lasagna Garden 2) The first layer of lasagna gardening is grass Celebrate your victories, step one complete. The first layer of the garden is the existing grass as it is rich with nitrogen. If you were to remove it, y...

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?

...space, condensing, and forming ice. What causes ice in attics? Attic ice problems happen when there's a combination of 3 issues with a home's building envelope - and the thing that most often alerts home owners that a problem exists is a wet patch in the drywall on the edge of ceilings or the top of walls during th...

Under bed storage
Interior design and furnishing

Storage ideas for small spaces

...space into storage space. Use the bottom of the bed as a storage with drawers on wheels. There are risers available which will raise the height of the bed a few inches for added height if necessary. Design the underside of stair cases to include shelves for books, closets or an small office space. Empty s...

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

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

...space—visually by extending the eye outward, and physically by extending the living space to the exterior through a series of highly useable outdoor spaces on multiple levels. The deck area provides ample room for al-fresco dining as an extension of the living space Within the interior, simple passive and activ...

building with recycled shipping pallets
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Building with recycled shipping pallets

...space, a 12 foot roof deck and two door openings, this structure is the ultimate play space for children and adults alike. Recycled wood pallets were chosen as the primary material for this feature garden as they were a commonly available material that everyone would recognize but be surprised to see employed in such...

Choosing a home and neighbourhood
Real estate

Shopping for a home? Some tips for finding the right house and neighbourhood

...space: Being close to parks and water ways Soil conditions and topography to avoid flooding Stay away from flood plains Backyard privacy and greenery Sun exposure: For interior quality of life, also for a garden if that's your thing. Community: Do you like the neighbours and community? Is it kid friendly? (...

Tips for Urban Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces
Food production

Grow food at home: 8 great tips for growing food in small spaces

...space, consider using a traditional trellis to a recycled pallet planter to a hanging hydroponic window garden. The options for vertical gardening are vast and require only some creativity - making productive space out of lost space is the key to maximum productivity in the small urban garden. Lettuce planted on ve...