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How to Make Your Kitchen Healthier Right Now

A healthy kitchen is a kitchen that promotes good eating habits and reduces your exposure to harmful toxins.  A healthy kitchen is important in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and a healthy home.  In my last post I covered many key elements for designing a healthy kitchen, but what if you aren’t doing a kitchen remodel?  Luckily, you don’t need to tear your kitchen to the ground to create a healthier space to prepare your meals.  Follow these strategies to give your kitchen a healthy makeover right now.

8 Ways to Design a Healthy Kitchen

Health and wellness are at the top of everyone’s minds these days.  And for good reason.  You know that eating right and moving your body keeps you healthy and living longer.  But did you know that your house can either promote or discourage a healthy lifestyle?  

There are many ways that a house can promote wellness including healthy indoor air and water quality, proper lighting, bringing nature inside, and designing spaces that encourage healthy living.  If you are designing a new home or remodeling your existing home, the kitchen is the perfect place to start bringing wellness into your home.  Find out how to design a healthy kitchen.

15 Simple Steps Towards a Toxin Free Home

Our homes are filled with building materials, furnishings and household products that contain loads of harmful chemicals.  The chemicals make their way into the air and we end up breathing in the toxins.  Yuck.  Luckily, there are so many things we can do to reduce our exposure to toxins in our homes.  Learn how you can start making the transition to a toxin free home today.

Renovation Series Part 2: Determine Your Purpose

You're ready to start your renovation, right?  Once you have your existing conditions plan, the fun stuff can begin!  The next step after understanding your current floor plan is to understand what you want to achieve with your renovation and why.  Determining your purpose for the remodel will help guide the design and give you a clear path to a successful finished product.  

Renovation Series Part 1: Where to Begin When Planning a Home Renovation

If you are planning or even just starting to think about a home renovation, then this series is for you.  The renovation series will take you step-by-step through the process of preparing for your home renovation.  Remodeling a home can be stressful and overwhelming, but with some helpful guidance you will be ready to tackle your renovation project with confidence and ease.  

Best Online Green Building Resources

The amount of resources on the internet can be a little overwhelming, right?  It takes a lot of time to sift through it all, verify that it is trustworthy information, and then make an informed decision.  It’s nice to know that there are some websites you can visit that are guaranteed to have reliable, trustworthy information.  Below are a few of my favorite online healthy living and green building resources.  These are the sites I visit to find the expert, trustworthy advice I need to make informed design and product decisions.