Dow Chemical: DIY Solutions To Reduce Energy Consumption At Home Utility bills are typically the highest bill for homeowners right behind the mortgage payment. Reducing utility usage; a homes’ energy consumption; helps conserve natural resources and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Dow Building Solutions shares with viewers some money saving DIY energy-efficiency solutions. Creating a more energy efficient home is the focus of Designing Spaces Think Green series—as well as for special guest Dow Building Solutions! Dow Building Solutions shares with viewers some money saving Do It Yourself (DIY) energy-efficiency solutions. With freezing temperatures sweeping across North America this January, homeowners are reminded more
Small Change, Big Impact: Enhancements for Kitchen and Bath – On Designing Spaces you’ve seen a number of remodeling kitchens and bathrooms with a wide variety styles, today “Think Green” takes on a bathroom remodeling that’s environmentally friendly. We are going to cut water consumption and make saving water beautiful by giving the bathroom a stylish new look. “Tapping” into the new Bronze Age with Pfister Faucets Questions about how to update a kitchen or bathroom are the most common that we receive at Designing Spaces. The reason is obvious: the kitchen and bathrooms are the rooms that families use
Kids have the opportunity to interact with music and gain exposure to the elements of music – Designing Spaces Kids Spaces features Wii Music, an active way for kids to enjoy music while learning elements of music. Music is fun, fun to listen to and fun to play. Now, kids have the opportunity to interact with music and gain exposure to the elements of music, in a fun and engaging way, thanks to Wii Music by Nintendo. Wii Music brings joy and creativity of music into your home and children’s life without costly music classes by turning your Wii console
You’ve always wanted the outdoor lifestyle, and you want to take a “hands on” approach to maintaining your property and beautifying your yard. If you’re living a semi-rural lifestyle, then a lawn tractor is a required tool, and with it, you will need a number of tools to help you keep the grounds looking the way you want it. From first-time homeowners looking to get started in the yard to seasoned veterans looking for an edge up on the neighbors, our experts are here to give you the best advice on how to grow the lushest, healthiest grass possible.
Carpet can be ‘green’ other than a color – When we think of carpet in the home, eco-friendly and “green” do not come to mind. All too often, it conjures up images of huge worn out rolls dumped into landfills, part of the end of a bygone time when the term green meant how much you would spend on a luxurious carpet. Truth be told, it is a huge misconception, carpet can be ‘green’ other than a color. Think Green, think Sustainable Carpet.
Energy Efficient Water Heater – When we think of going green, how many homeowners consider their water heater. Often overlooked, a water heater can consume as much as 25% of a home’s energy use. With some new designs coming on the market, there are many opportunities to save money and make your household more energy efficient. The ENERGY STAR® program promotes environmentally conscious products, which often can translate into savings for homeowners. We are pleased to announce that the following A. O. Smith high efficiency models have been recognized as ENERGY STAR® water heaters. These are ideal hot water solutions for
Green Flooring – When we Think Green we normally don’t think of our homes’ flooring. There are flooring materials that contribute to the green functioning home, but how does a consumer know they are installing a green flooring product. Exactly what are the criteria? Part of the beauty of this home’s interior is the flooring. Flooring is an important element in any home’s interior design, but today, many homeowners are looking further than just the appearance. They are looking at the long term consideration of the environment. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Respect. The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) teamed up with
Smart Home, Connected Home, Great Innovations in Technology with Windows Media Center– Windows Vista Ultimate that simplifies entertainment enjoyment throughout the home, from the home office, to the living room to the bedroom. It provides an easy-to-use and consistent way to access, view, and share digital media. It provides a broad selection of entertainment—including live and recorded broadcast, premium, and Internet TV, as well as sports, movies, photos, videos, music, and online media—using Windows Media Center as the connected entertainment center. Personalize your entertainment experience on your schedule, according to your preferences, and share your favorite digital media and entertainment