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Natural Carpet: Recycled? Green? Natural Fibers?

Natural carpet is an alternative to the toxic fumes released by traditional carpeting. But how do you know if "natural" is really healthy for you? Here's what you need to know....

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More Small Basement Ideas

Here are more small basement ideas to get a lot of functional "bang" from your small basement "bucks". Find out how to do that here...

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More Basement Remodeling Ideas

More basement remodeling ideas include choosing the best bidder, and building an energy efficient basement for less than you might think!

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Metal Roofing: Pros and Cons

Metal roofing is becoming more and more popular. Learn about the benefits and drawbacks here...

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Metal Roof: Styles and Benefits

Metal roof materials are growing in popularity. Here's why you'll want to consider metal for your next roofing project.

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Masonry Siding: Stone, Cement, Brick, Stucco

Natural and synthetic masonry siding is taking the market by storm. Here's a look at your incredible options.......

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Low Voc Paint: What Is It and Why Is It Important For Your Health?

Low voc paint is gaining in popularity and for good reason. Traditional paint can make the occupants of your home quite ill.....

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Lot/Land Selection: Making the Best Informed Decisions

Have you made a lot/land selection on which to build your home? Still looking?

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Linoleum Flooring: An Ecological Alternative to Vinyl Floors

Linoleum flooring is coming back into vogue as a beautiful, nontoxic altenative to outgassing vinyl. Here's what you'll want to know...

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Land Purchase: Financial Impact

Land purchase: financial impact on your building budget. What factors should you consider when looking for land? Your choice will affect your wallet in the future as well as in the present

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Land/Lot Choices: What Is Your Preferred Lifestyle?

When you consider land/lot choices,do you envision a quiet, relaxed lifestyle in your new home? Or are you rather a city lover who wants to be in the middle of the action?

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Laminate Flooring: Pros and Cons

Laminate flooring is becoming quite popular - in large part because of its low cost. Can lamintate be a green choice for your home?

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Kitchen Cupboards: Cabinet Materials and Options

Kitchen cupboards provide much needed storage for all of your kitchen supplies and foodstuffs. You spend a lot of time in your kitchen - make sure your cabinets are healthy for you!

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Insulation Materials: What is Available?

Insulation materials are many and varied. You may want to choose more than one type - depending on where you wish to put it.

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Insulated Concrete Forms: Are the 25-80% energy savings claims for real?

Save 25-80% of your energy costs in your new home? Are you interested in the "how" part of that question? Insulated Concrete Forms pack a powerful punch...

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Indoor Fireplaces: Wood, Gas,Electric Options!

Here is an indoor fireplaces Hub that will light you up! Research pros and cons of wood, gas and electric fireplaces right here!

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How to Save Energy: Top Ten Green Tips for Your Home

Wondering how to save energy? Grab these top 10 tips today and watch your savings skyrocket!

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House Wrap: Energy-Efficient New Construction "Jacket"

House Wrap is your new home's "jacket" to preserve warmth and comfort indoors. That means more energy efficiency and lower bills. Interested?

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House Siding: Materials and Options

Stone, vinyl, brick, cement, wood....so many options from which to choose! Here's the scoop on house siding materials to help you make the best choice for your home...

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House Framing Options

With so many newer systems on the market, what is your best choice for house framing? Check out the pros and cons of many popular systems being used today.

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