Exploring Green Interiors – Save Water with Drip Irrigation

Save Water with Drip IrrigationSpring is finally here, and with sunshine and warmer weather, gardens are blooming and landscaping projects have begun. At Beth Haley Design, we just relocated our office to the 12South business district in April. In addition to a new home, we’ve gained a yard! In our plans to keep the space as “green” as possible, water supply and output has been a major concern for the upkeep of our new landscaping. Through research we found the drip irrigation system to be the best solution for our needs. It consists of an underground tubing system that carries …

exploring green interiors – green lighting—watts it all about?

exploring green interiors – green lighting—watts it all about? One of the easiest and most effective ways to “green” your home is by switching out incandescent fixtures for compact fluorescent bulbs.  We’ve heard about them for years, and most of us know they are more efficient; however, we also know they are much more expensive than the standard incandescent. It comes as no surprise that the average skeptic might wonder what the fuss is all about. An incandescent lamp (yes, the one invented by Thomas Edison) has not changed much since its conception in the 19th century. To emit light, …

Exploring Green Interiors

Exploring Green Interiors Re-evaluate your home—working with small spaces.   In today’s climate of building and renovating homes, it has become increasingly clear that many families want to have a home that is more functional, suits their everyday lives, and works better for their day-to-day routine.

Solar Panels for your home

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Energy savings and green energy are the buzz words of the year, if not the decade and perhaps the century. Today’s homeowners are just beginning to become aware of energy solutions designed to reduce energy bills and free them from their dependence on fuel sources outside the home.

energy solutions/energy alternatives

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energy solutions/energy alternatives Energy savings and green energy are the buzz words of the year, if not the decade and perhaps the century. Today’s homeowners are just beginning to become aware of energy solutions designed to reduce energy bills and free them from their dependence on fuel sources outside the home.

energy solutions/energy alternatives

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Energy savings and green energy are the buzz words of the year, if not the decade and perhaps the century. Today’s homeowners are just beginning to become aware of energy solutions designed to reduce energy bills and free them from their dependence on fuel sources outside the home.

Green Paint Trends

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Green Paint Trends Going Green is a movement that has affected all facets of our lives, according to Ruthanne Hanlon, design manager for PPG Porter Paints.  

exploring green interiors – new lead rules

exploring green interiors – new lead rules Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Program I wanted to share some important information for homeowners who may be considering home renovations. Have you heard about the Environmental Protection Agency’s new “lead paint law” that went into effect on April 22nd? This law affects houses built prior to 1978—many of our homes! If you are considering home renovations, you may want to find out more. Here are the basics from the EPA’s website: