Kitchens

Design and material choices for kitchens and eating spaces

Kitchen and dining room © Ippei Shinzawa

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Recycled quartz Eco counter top

Choosing kitchen countertops

Kitchen counter alternatives to pressed wood: composite paper, aluminum, recycled porcelain, glass and quartz. Here is a look at their durability and cost.

Disposing of old batteries

Waste management: compost and recycling

How to sort and dispose of household waste responsibly – food waste, paper, glass, paints, solvents, batteries, etc.… here is where to send stuff so it does ...

Recycled quartz countertop

Kitchen countertop made of recycled plates, bottles and mirrors - video

The ECO brand Kitchen counter from Cosentino is part of the quartz family but is made with 75% recycled materials.

Choosing a durable kitchen counter

Choosing kitchen counters

Make an informed decision when picking kitchen counters - think about cost, but also durability, and how your choice of materials will affect your health.

Cambrian Black Granite

A new colour option for granite counter tops

Granite makes for great counters, but for the most part Canadian granite has a pretty consistent colour, which doesn't leave a lot of wiggle room for design....

custom kitchen renovation by River Woodworks

Non-toxic cabinetry

Kitchen cabinets can off-gas formaldehyde and countless other chemicals for years after they have been installed. Here is a price comparison of some safer al...

Kitchen and Bathroom design tips

Design ideas for durable kitchens and bathrooms

Kitchen and bathroom design can have a significant impact on your energy and water consumption, as well as the durability and air quality of your home.

Non-toxic food safe wood finishing oil

Naturally made non-toxic wood finishing oil

Kunos oil from Livos is a natural oil for floors, counters and furniture

The impact of ambient fragrances on our health

Adding insult to injury - trying to mask the smell of airborne contaminants with more airborne contaminants.

Natural pigment clay paint

DIY recipe for natural healthy paint

Natural paint is non-toxic, cheap and easy to make and provides a beautiful texture to walls.

Marmoleum is a non-toxic eco choice for flooring

Marmoleum: a healthy and durable flooring option.

Marmoleum is not just your grandmothers floor anymore, this healthy, durable flooring is an excellent choice for even the most modern of homes.

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