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6 Home Projects to Avoid During Pregnancy

by Steve Graham You want a safe, healthy child, but want to continue home improvement projects during pregnancy. Some projects may be dangerous for pregnant women, particularly exposure to so…

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The Greenest Way to Use Aerosol Spray Paint

Aerosol cans have been around for nearly a century; they were first used for non-painting applications, such as applying pesticides and other liquids. In 1949, Edward Seymour invented canned spr…

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How to Green Your Bedroom (video)

This video covers all the basics: paint, floor coverings, beds, and lighting. It is part of a National Geographic video series on green home makeovers. Related Links: Environmental Poisoning…

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Springtime Home Improvement: DIY or Move (with Videos)

Spring may have come in like a lamb, but it often leaves behind a lion's worth of home repair projects in its wake. Is your household budget stretched so thin that it is hard to save for basic home …

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Revamp Old Furniture Instead of Replacing

by Becky Striepe, Green Options We've all got pieces of furniture that look like they're on the way out. When I first moved to Atlanta, a friend gave me a coffee table. I had no money and very li…

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Mother Nature’s Palette: DIY Milk Paint

Mirror, mirror on the wall, what's the purest paint of all? Hands down, the healthiest paint is milk paint. Read all about it here. I am done with headaches, done with stinging eyes and done wi…

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Disposing of Old Paint

One of the best ways to give your home and your spirits a lift is to repaint your space and with all of the low and no-VOC paint options, as well as natural clay plasters, this little pick-me-up is mo…

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Eco-Wallcoverings: Not Your Parents’ Wallpaper

Itís common knowledge among remodelers and interior designers that the easiest way to transform the look of a home is by changing the wall color. Often the design element used is paint. Not so in my…

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A Green Home Renovator’s Guide: Part 2

Continued from A Green Home Renovator's Guide: Part 1 STRUCTURE : WALLS & CEILINGS Drywall (aka sheetrock) comes from destructive gypsum mining; its manufacture produces 16 pounds of greenhouse ga…

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A Green Home Renovator’s Guide: Part 1

Whether your home just needs a touch-up or you're feeling more ambitious, it's a very good time to go green. Eco-homebuilding is expected to double its market share by 2013 to between 12 and 20 percen…

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