Green Home 101

5 Tips to Make Your Home Safe, Green & Healthy from Zem Joaquin

5 Tips to Make Your Home Safe, Green & Healthy from Zem Joaquin

You've all heard the tired mantras about changing your lightbulbs and recycling at home in order to save the planet - are you yawning yet? Many consumers think that going green is a gesture of

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5 Tips to Green Your Home From Organic Architect Eric Corey Freed

5 Tips to Green Your Home From Organic Architect Eric Corey Freed

TIP 1: Wrap Your Home in Insulation - "The More, The Better!" Proper insulation is probably the most important factor you can control in creating an energy-efficient home. I always say insulation is like

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HOW TO: Turn Your Inefficient Household Items Into Green Machines

HOW TO: Turn Your Inefficient Household Items Into Green Machines

Photo Shutterstock STEP 1: Filter your water The amount of energy used to bottle and transport water is staggering, not to mention the waste that's created when countless empty bottles are discarded.

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HOW TO: Give Your Closet a Green Makeover

HOW TO: Give Your Closet a Green Makeover

With a few simple organization tips and, of course, green cleaning products, you'll never want to shut the closet door again.

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6 Green Lighting Tips That Will Help You Cut Your Energy Bill

6 Green Lighting Tips That Will Help You Cut Your Energy Bill

Energy Efficiency and Good Health Time and time again, studies (such as this piece published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2004) have shown that exposure to natural light affects your

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Inhabitat’s Green Home Expert Series Launches Next Week!

Inhabitat’s Green Home Expert Series Launches Next Week!

TUNE IN FOR OUR NEW GREEN HOME EXPERT SERIES! Many of us are in the midst of looking for ways to make our homes greener and more energy efficient, but where do we begin? What are the smartest changes we

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Potus Pots Turn Old Incandescent Light Bulbs into Lovely Planters

Potus Pots Turn Old Incandescent Light Bulbs into Lovely Planters

Light up your home the right way with energy-efficient CFL bulbs, then consider transforming your old incandescent bulbs into bud-growing vases like these amazing Potus Pots! Designed by Natalia Hojman

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Bookshelf Built Simply from Waste Wood Blocks and Rope

Bookshelf Built Simply from Waste Wood Blocks and Rope

Call it Survivor: Designer's Edition or Project Eco-Design, but we've got one reality TV inspired challenge for you: What could you build with just some cotton rope and a pile of wood blocks? An

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Tom Dixon’s Offcut Bench Makes Use of Irregular Waste Wood

Tom Dixon’s Offcut Bench Makes Use of Irregular Waste Wood

Milan’s Superstudio Piu is known for showcasing some of the coolest designs in the city year after year, and 2010’s display was no different. One piece in particular that caught the eye of one our

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Milan Designersblock: Modern Design with Tradition in Mind

Milan Designersblock: Modern Design with Tradition in Mind

The first thing that catches your eye as soon as you enter the space is Assembly Room’s furniture pieces made from eco-friendly materials. The AR line includes a two and three-seater sofa that blend the

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WIN a Beautiful ANDREA Houseplant Air Purifier (worth $195)!

WIN a Beautiful ANDREA Houseplant Air Purifier (worth $195)!

If you're an urban-dweller, fresh air may be a hard thing to come by both outdoors and in. So why not stop all that dust, pollen, and other unsavory airborne elements from infiltrating your sacred spaces

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Green Laundry 101: How to Get Rid of Stains

Green Laundry 101: How to Get Rid of Stains

Stains -- they're one of life's most annoying little mishaps. If only there was a way to easily get rid of stains without harming your clothes and the environment. While we can't give you a silver

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Peer+ Unveils Energy Generating Windows With Controllable Opacity

Peer+ Unveils Energy Generating Windows With Controllable Opacity

Windows are a two-way street when it comes to efficient green building. We need them for light, fresh air, beauty, and the connection they create to the outdoors, but even the most efficient windows,

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Green Laundry 101: Choose Eco-Friendly Laundry Products

Green Laundry 101: Choose Eco-Friendly Laundry Products

There really is nothing like the fresh scent of newly washed laundry, so it's too bad that some of the products we use to get our clothes clean are downright scary. Many detergents are petroleum-based and

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Green Laundry 101: Green Your Laundry Room

Green Laundry 101: Green Your Laundry Room

Most people would love it if their laundry rooms could be more efficient and frankly, more attractive - we hate spending time in there, but when we do, we might as well enjoy it, right? Luckily, the world

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100% Recyclable Planting Bag Lets You Create a Garden Anywhere

100% Recyclable Planting Bag Lets You Create a Garden Anywhere

Are you an urban dweller aching for a garden of your own? You don’t have to move to the suburbs or pester your landlord to let you up on the rooftop anymore. Designer Godefroy de Virieu and landscapers

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Green Home 101: Talking Trash

Green Home 101: Talking Trash

Considering the fact that the average person produces 4.5 pounds of waste per day according to the EPA, we would be remiss not to address the question of household waste in our exploration of what it

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Green Home 101: “Greenovating” Your Kitchen

Green Home 101: “Greenovating” Your Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of any home. The average American spends three to five hours a day in the kitchen – preparing food, eating, hanging out, entertaining, standing in front of the fridge (with the

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7 Bad Habits of Eco-Design Driven Consumers

7 Bad Habits of Eco-Design Driven Consumers

Inhabitat is proud to present our readers with the world's most exciting developments in future-forward design. Still, the stunning array of beautiful green furnishings and stylish products available

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HOW TO: Green Your Work Place

HOW TO: Green Your Work Place

Its 9am on a Wednesday morning and you find yourself preparing for your day with a cup of coffee in hand and your daily Inhabitat Digest open on your desktop. But today is no ordinary day. Today when

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Green Home 101 – Meet the Experts

Green Home 101 – Meet the Experts

We can’t all be dark greens but, as Inhabitat’s Green Home 101 series shows, the sum of many small choices can make a big difference in the long run. Consumers might be criticized for belonging to the

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GREEN HOME 101 – Buying Water Saving Appliances

GREEN HOME 101 – Buying Water Saving Appliances

This blue planet we call home is covered in water – from majestic mountain lakes, to expansive seas, to windy creeks, to home faucet flows. With a seemingly endless supply of fresh potable water coming

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GREEN HOME 101 – Guide to Green Cleaning

GREEN HOME 101 – Guide to Green Cleaning

What does it take to lead a good, green lifestyle? With more and more ‘green’ products hitting the market, the conscientious consumer now faces a veritable morass of choices; small important everyday

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