Green Design: Appliance Workhorses

Green Design: Appliance Workhorses When it comes to household chores, there are two types of appliances that come to mind that get a lot of use—those used for cooking and laundry. I was recently thinking about how much we use appliances in my own home and it seems as though we are always baking and doing laundry. Knowing that these are the workhorses of any home I wanted to find out what options are available today for these appliances—specifically the most efficient options.  I spent a bit of time studying GE Appliances. I started with the traditional oven and then looked …

eco-friendly living

eco living beth haley

eco-friendly living by Sarai Johnson Eco-friendly living can cover a lot of ground, but generally it’s accepted that it refers to the use of low-impact materials, energy efficiency, quality and durability, reuse and recycling, sustainability, and renewability. In keeping with that definition, Carol Bass of The Practical Decorator says her favorite buzz word is “redesign.” “I understand why redesign is the fastest growing segment of the decorating industry. Interior redesign reuses what the homeowner already owns to create a space that is warm, inviting, and functional with a designer look without the designer price tag,” she says. Reusing and repurposing …