15 Air Purifying Plants to Remove Harmful Toxins

It’s possible to filter your indoor air with the right air purifying plants. The results are so proven that even NASA has concluded that the plants you choose for your home make a difference. Here are some of the best plants that will go to work making your indoor environment cleaner. 1. Peace Lily One popular choice for an indoor houseplant is a…

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This Simple DIY Will Heat Your Room on the Cheap

I love the power of Freecycle. With the use of a few candles, you can achieve your free room heating and you can also save a few bucks. I managed to get enough terra cotta pots to make six large candle space heaters. Now I made the mistake of using too many pots. With large ones on the outside, they were not as…

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17 Ways to Prepare Your House for Inspection Success

I recently accompanied a home inspector on a 3-½ hour tour of a home we were considering purchasing, and these were some major points I picked up along the way. In general, it's good to have intimate knowledge of your house's nooks, crannies, and weak spots. Not everyone knows how to prepare their house for inspection success. The following items are things you…

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Gregory Kloehn Repurposes Trash Into Vibrant Houses for the Homeless

The necessity to shelter the homeless is a prevalent and widespread reality for many urban areas, including Oakland, California, the hometown of American artist Gregory Kloehn who is using his creative capacity as an action for change. As the founder of the ‘homeless homes project‘ — a community has driven initiative — Kloehn has realized a low-cost, practical and imaginative solution for the construction of…

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Old Red Goes Green: Recycled Wall Brick Built to Save Water

It might look like your typical old red clay house-building brick on one side, but turn it over and there is a shift that hints at a deeper design change – one that is eco-friendly but also expressive in a way that most walls or brick are not. Designed by Jin-young Yoon to be made from recycled plastic and decomposed leaves, this brick…

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