Many Americans now treat outdoor spaces as extensions of the rooms in their homes. (NewsUSA) - Everyone aspires to a home that flows seamlessly from one room to another, integrated in look and feel by paint colors, flooring and window treatments. A relatively new aspect of coordinated home décor is evolving today. Homeowners are being encouraged to coordinate their sense of style from inside the home to outdoor living areas. As the size and sophistication of decks, patios and outdoor rooms grow each year, outdoor spaces are serving … [Read more...] about Coordinating home décor inside and out
Americans spend most of their time indoors, making indoor air quality especially important. (NewsUSA) — But many people don’t realize that, in staying indoors, they face more pollution that they would outside. Indoor air can contain viruses, dust mites, formaldehyde, radon, pet dander and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), pollutants that aggravate allergies. But in understanding four key air quality components, Americans can ensure a healthy, sustainable home. 1) Moisture Control. Too much moisture can lead to mold, while dry air … [Read more...] about Is the air you breathe at home healthy?
(NewsUSA) — You often hear the term “green building” as homebuyers seek to purchase homes that are built using recycled materials or that use less energy. Recycling and energy-efficiency are important goals, but they must be pursued in a way that preserves your home’s ability to manage and repel moisture. Energy-efficient homes often trap unwanted moisture. Some renewable building materials aren’t durable enough to be sustainable. So, how do you build green and dry? According to The Responsible Solutions to Mold Coalition (RSMC), a … [Read more...] about To be green, homes must be dry and mold-free