Green Living by Design: The Practical Guide for Eco-friendly Remodeling and Decorating

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Filipacchi Publishing, 2009 - Architecture - 160 pages
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What if someone told you that you could make your home look gorgeous, be more energy and cost efficient and be kind to the environment at the same time? With the help of Jean Nayar and the experts atPointClickHome.comnow anyone can remodel, renovate, or decorate their home, all without hurting the planet.



Filled with easy, insider tips on everything from insulation, carpentry, lighting, and complete renovations to simple projects like redecorating;Green Living by Designis the source for anyone who wants their home to be chicandeco-friendly.



Chapters include information on furnishings, fabrics, water use, choosing locally made products, harvesting and controlling sunlight, composting and disposing and energy-efficient appliances.



Laid out in an easy-to-follow format with step-by-step instructions, special tips and hints and material guides, this book makes it easier than ever to follow your conscience while protecting the earth.



And of course, the book is printed on recycled paper.
 

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Contents

Foreword
7
What Is a Green Home?
14
Groundwork
22
Environmental Inspection and Site Preparation
30
Creating an Efficient
40
Living Healthily
62
Harvesting and Saving Energy
88
42
105
EcoFriendly Furniture
126
Mattresses and Bedding
134
Recycling and Composting
141
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Jean Nayer is current editor of Budget Decorating ideas magazine, a Woman's Day special interest publication. She has recently edited the premier edition of At Home with Chris Madden magazine and has just completed three decorating books: House Beautiful's 750 Designer Tips, 52 Weekend Decorating Projects, & Budget Makeovers

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