Whether you live alone or have a large family, creating a healthy environment is an important step to well being and living a longer, happier life. Making a healthy home does not mean you need to change your whole lifestyle but starting with a few small steps can lead to bigger ones in the long run.
The Center for Disease Control provides a comprehensive list on their website of things you can do around the house to make it a healthier place for everyone. It gives you tips by each individual room such as things you can do in the kitchen, garage etc. http://www.cdc.gov/healthyhomes/byroom/index.html
Better Homes and Gardens offers over 20 suggestions to create a healthy home including using low VOC paint and replacing carpet with easy to care for wood. They also suggest saving electricity and water through changing not only fixtures but also the way in which you use them. You can read all of their helpful ideas at http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/advice/expert-advice/25-tips-for-a-healthier-home/
Some easy first steps include adding more energy efficient products to your household, using natural cleaners, drying your clothes on the clothesline, and installing a whole home water purification system.
Categories: Eco-friendly, Green Living, Home, House Renovations, Uncategorized
Tags: clothesline, energy efficient, green, healthy, healthy home tips, home, natural
I recently stumbled upon this article from House Beautiful titled “Unexpected Color Combos That Actually Work” and while browsing through them realized that many people do not dive into the world of colour and instead opt for beige and white rooms out of apprehension or unawareness. After reading the article I looked for some great inspiring colourful rooms with the hopes of changing the minds of the masses through yellows and oranges…
Want to know what paint colours will provoke different emotions? This article from Freshome explains colour psychology and how to use it to your benefit in your home http://freshome.com/2010/09/08/20-ways-to-use-color-psychology-in-your-home/
Here at Greenway we like to stick to our signature forest green and earthy tones when decorating the office.
What colour rooms most inspire you?
Categories: Design, Home, Home Decor, Uncategorized
Tags: color, colour, decor, design, home, house, interior, paint, rooms
With so many ideas on the internet, sometimes you have to wonder how they are all made and if you personally can make them. There are a couple of great websites which show how to make original DIY projects.
Want to start a home project? Ever wondered how something you saw was made? Instructables is a self explanatory website that provides instructions on how to make/do almost any project in the books, all uploaded by users with pictures of their finished projects.
The Family Man is a specific section of the Instructables website which provides answers for all home remodeling questions.http://www.instructables.com/group/familyhandyman
The DIY Network is another site that offers home improvement help, complete with a blog and pictures uploaded by fans. http://www.diynetwork.com/
Do It Yourself, similarly to the DIY Network, provides inspiration and instructions for home projects from making your own aquarium stand to how to level a basement floor. http://www.doityourself.com/
So many ideas, so little time!
Categories: Crafts, Design, GHP, Home, House Renovations, Uncategorized
Tags: crafts, DIY, home, ideas, instructables, projects, remodeling
The world wide web is riddled with pictures of fireplace mantel decorations for every theme and holiday possible. But seeing a picture and executing it properly or within your budget seems daunting. This blog provides great insight and information on how to put together a personalized fireplace mantel showcase. This tutorial can be created on both electric or wood burning fireplaces, all you need is a mantel!
For some inspiration pictures of decorated fireplace mantels visit our Pinterest page to see some of our favorites at http://pinterest.com/greenwayhp/mantel-decor-inspiration/
Categories: Crafts, Design, Fireplace Mantels, GHP, Home, Uncategorized
Tags: decorate, decoration, electric fireplace, fireplace, home, mantel, tutorial
If you have a non-working fireplace in your home, it doesn’t have to be an eye sore. With these 10 creative ways to decorate a non-working fireplace, it can be easily transformed into a stunning focal point. Some of the ideas that Freshome provides include making the space into shelves, a wine bottle rack, a storage area for books, and even a place to exhibit paintings. Individualize your non-working mantel to fit any room or restore it with an electric firebox!
Categories: Crafts, Design, Fireplace Mantels, Home, Uncategorized
Tags: creative, decor, fireplace, Freshome, home, ideas, mantel, non working fireplace
With so much creativity on the internet, it isn’t hard to find design sites that can capture and inspire. Websites such as Design Milk, Dezeen and Freshome offer revolutionary designed products and unconventional architecture that can be incorporated into everyday living. Check out some of the design sites Greenway follows along with the many others listed on our Twitter page.
See the other design sites we follow at https://twitter.com/greenwayhp