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What's Behind the Tiny House Craze? Location Envy

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Aug 25, 2015 4:44:00 PM

A marketing firm makes the case that Millennials are attracted to the tiny home trend because it's their best option for proximity to urban amenities.

The "Social Drivers" section of the article by Kleber & Associates is the section of their analysis that seemed most valuable to would-be developers of tiny properties.--Editor:

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Managing Trees During Droughts

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Aug 3, 2015 12:31:00 PM

Trees keep urban landscapes cool, beautify neighborhoods and retain stormwater, but droughts put trees at risk.

THIS INFOGRAPHIC, created by the California Urban Forests Council (CaUFC), provides valuable tips for keeping trees alive and healthy during droughts.

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Cabinets: Replace, Reface or Repaint?

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jun 10, 2015 2:53:03 PM

The Estate Collection from Wellborn Cabinet, Inc. offers FSC- and SFI-certified wood choices.

WHEN DESIGNING A kitchen remodel, one of the biggest decisions you may have to help your client with is what to do with the cabinets. If the budget is tight, refinishing and re-staining or painting wood cabinets will do the trick without major remodeling costs. Another way to give them a cosmetic upgrade is swapping outdated knobs and pulls for newer ones. And if you invest in high-quality cabinets to begin with, you can be assured of minimizing the kitchen’s impact on the environment.

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Three Efficiency Upgrades for Kitchens and Baths

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jun 8, 2015 12:59:30 PM

There are several easy targets for improving the efficiency of kitchens and baths that don’t require opening up walls.

This 22 cubic foot refrigerator from Amana represents decades of efficiency-driven innovations, including foam insulation with low global warming potential.

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Haste Without Waste Bathroom Design

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jun 1, 2015 2:15:39 PM

An interior designer discusses her strategies for maximizing her projects’ health and performance, while minimizing waste.

Patricia Gaylor has had her hand in kitchen and bath design for over 20 years and is adamant about keeping waste to the absolute minimum. It’s at the very core of all the projects she takes on, including a 10-day bathroom remodel she worked on in 2012.

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