Natural Swimming Pools Are Making a Ripple, But Are They For You?
When it comes to backyard swimming pools, that classic rectangular design with a deck, diving board or slide, and metal steps still holds appeal. But natural pools that resemble swimming holes…
Kitchen Bath Trends
As housing sales have begun to improve, architects report that they are finding more homeowners inquiring about home improvements, and especially kitchens and bathrooms. They’re the last spaces to be…
Green Moving
If your resolution for 2013 was to curb your carbon footprint, you might find it a challenge when there’s an impending move: the dozens of cardboard boxes, rolls of packing…
Energy-efficient windows
Sprucing up your house and yard this time of year may involve cleaning out closets, planting flowers and scrubbing cobwebs off the barbecue. But it can also be a prime…
Water conservation
Thousands of gallons–and lots of dollars–are likely wasted in your home each day. Help preserve planet Earth’s resources, and cut your water bill at the same time. Flush a toilet,…
5 Eco-Friendly Luxury Cars for Commuters
You care about protecting your car, and you should. Buying it caused quite a bank account dip— no matter what make or model you chose —  and you depend on it to get…
The Fastest Hybrid in the World?
Form vs. function: choose one. It’s an unfortunate choice car manufacturers have been forced to make, seemingly forever. When the functional goal is fuel-efficiency, the resulting form often lacks a…
5 Steps to a Greener Car Wash at Home
Whether you drive a perky hybrid or a well-loved clunker, there’s a greener way to wash your own car. Of course, from a standpoint of water use, commercial car washes…
6 Green Home Improvements
Updated January 2014 Going green means different things to different people. For some, it’s getting LEED certification; for others, it’s screwing in an energy-efficient light bulb. The good news is,…
Energy-Efficient Home Improvements That Might Help Sell Your House
While updated kitchens, open floor spaces and beautiful backyards remain at the top of home buyers’ wish lists, eco-friendly home features are beginning to make an appearance. We polled Coldwell…