Slate is the new black in appliances

In the home, gray is more than a shade between black and white. According to the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), gray will be the fastest growing color scheme in the kitchen in 2014.

Fluidmaster Flush 'n Sparkle™ Automatically Cleans Your Toilet with Every Flush

Are you bothered by ugly stains in your toilet bowl? Fed up with having to continually scrub your toilet bowl to get it to sparkle? Put down the scrub brush and check out the Fluidmaster Flush 'n Sparkle™.

AEC Daily offers first LEED online course on radiant heating by STEP Warmfloor

STEP Warmfloor® has launched a free, online learning course through AEC Daily to provide architects and builders a better understanding of the radiant heat market, as well as...

Though I walk through the valley of roofing

Valleys are a critical area of any roof. A valley is created where two roof planes join at an inside corner. Everything that lands on the roof uphill from the valley will end up...

How do tankless water heaters work?

Most people in North America currently use a storage tank water heater to provide hot water in their homes. A tankless water heater, on the other hand, does not store hot water. It heats the water by...

Timber frame systems built home slated for UK zero carbon eco town

Timber frame houses built from insulated panels constructed off site and craned into place will form the backbone of the UK's first zero carbon eco town, North West Bicester.

Is carpet getting a bad rap?

When it comes to poor indoor air quality, carpets are often cited as one of the primary offenders. But new studies suggest that well-cleaned ones can actually...

Fluidmaster wins Business of the Year award

Fluidmaster was named 2014 Business of the Year by the San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce at a special awards ceremony.

5 warning signs your solar panels are poorly installed

With a whiplash-inducing growth rate of over 400 percent since 2010, the U.S. solar industry is booming, and there’s no end in sight. This is great news for the environment and the economy, but there is a dark lining to the silver cloud of solar.

Amazing qualities of bamboo and natural bedding

Bamboo is a popular bedding material but not without good reason. There are a number of things about bamboo comforters that make them one of the most popular ones amongst the range of organic bedding available today.

Exteriors showroom inspires and educates homeowners and builders

Homeowners and building professionals have a new place to learn about and become inspired by a vision for their home's exterior.

Benefits of drinking citrus water

Drinking citrus water such as with lemon has many positive health benefits. It doesn’t require a lot of time, energy or expense, and the results are astounding!

Controlling against moisture damage for wall sheathing

Moisture can cause many structural problems and create a very unhealthy home for your family when mold and mildew begin to form. Building a home that deals effectively with moisture requires...

Use Honda Smart Home designs in your green home project

After making its Smart Home a reality, Honda opened up access to designs and blueprints to make building your own smart home that much easier.

Couple uses geothermal to stay within budget and build dream home

David and Laura Grisar had big visions and a big budget for their dream home, but the anticipated hefty price tag for heating and cooling the 6,500-square-foot structure derailed their dream. Their architect and general contractor had a solution...

Lindal Cedar Home’s use of premium materials

There are many reasons why Lindal Cedar Homes has been the world’s largest designer and manufacturer of custom cedar homes, but one main reason is...

Beware of backdrafting

Typically, supply and exhaust ventilation systems can pressurize or de-pressurize the home. A house under enough negative pressure can pull air down the chimney...

Print a house at the touch of a button

Prefab homes may take on a whole new shape if 3D printing gains momentum. Instead of a pile of lumber, a home may be extruded on site using a cement-type mix that hardens into walls and floors

Beat the heat and cold with a 60-minute DIY home energy audit

Since rising temperatures bring rising energy bills, ways to save on utility bills become top of mind – and a home energy audit is a great way to reduce costs and realize energy savings.

One solution for six green-building standards and ratings

If you want the home you’re building to meet one of the six major rating systems or standards for green building, there is one product that will help you make the grade.

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