Dream Green Bulletin – Issue 107

Welcome to the October edition of the Dream Green Bulletin!

In this issue:
  • Basement Finishing Ideas
  • Green product review: Cork Floors
  • Energy Saving Tip of the Month: Ceiling Fans to Save Energy
  • Inspirational Quote

Basement Blues?

Perhaps you would like to build a new home, or move to a nicer location....but the current economic climate, along with the real estate drop in sales, makes this look very unlikely in the near future. How can you increase your usable space without breaking the bank?

Have you considered refinishing your basement? Need ideas?

Many families own a basement, but relatively few have much usable space....maybe the laundry room and the electrical box resides down there, but do you have any actual living space downstairs?

Have you considered a game room, or a "man cave", a scrapbooking nook, or a hang-out for your teenagers? The options are endless! Check out ideas and pictures here at basement finishing ideas. Also, be sure to check the links at the bottom of the page for more great basement options and ideas.

Green Product Review of the Month: Cork Flooring

Cork Floors making a comeback??

Have you ever seen a natural cork floor? Some of you may recall cork flooring in the kitchen of Grandma's house. The truth is, cork flooring has a long history, and is just now beginning to come back into vogue.

Why choose cork?

Besides multiple color options, cork is a "green" choice, and cushions your feet and legs in glorious comfort.

To learn more about this amazing flooring option, head on over to
natural-cork-floor and read all about it! There are also cork floor tile options as well.

Energy $aving Tip of the Month

What does your ceiling fan have to do with saving energy?

Quite a bit, as it turns out. Did you know that most ceiling fans come with reversible blades? Ever wonder why? Believe it or not, you can use the blades to keep either warmer or cooler than the true house temperature, and save money without turning up the heat or air conditioning!

How does it work? See this page on home energy saving tips for more info on this little known advantage to ceiling fans.

Quote of the Month

"Ideas without action are worthless. "
- Harvey MacKay

Plan ahead, save energy, and dream green!

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