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.

Leo Wants You to Live Well

My obsession with wellness focused design began in early 2016 when I was first introduced to the WELL Building Standard.  I was at a sustainable design conference and kept hearing the word ‘Well’ in every workshop I attended.  I finally sat in on a course that covered the fundamentals of the WELL Building Standard, and I felt as if I just entered a whole new world of impactful design.  A guideline for designing buildings that promote health, energy and longer living?!  I was sold. 

Why Wellness?

Think about how you spent your day yesterday.  If you are like most Americans, you woke up, took some time getting ready for work, walked into your garage, drove to work, sat/stood/walked at your desk for 8-10 hours, possibly stepping outdoors for a 10 or 20 minute break for lunch, got back in your car at the end of the day, drove to the gym (good for you!), then drove home, cooked dinner, ate, cleaned up, sank into the couch for a few minutes if you were lucky, and then went to bed.  Does that sound like a typical day for you?  How much time did you get to be outdoors?

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