Your low-impact home makeover

Learn how to lighten your footprint, from easy DIY tips to the top things to keep in mind for a sustainable home renovation

16 smart ideas for a green remodel

What we used to call “green” design is now just common sense. Take it from a contractor who called on his eco savvy to update his own home

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Use humble cleaners

Use humble cleaners

Ammonia- and chlorine-based cleaners add toxins to the air and also often degrade the material they clean, shortening its life. Instead, go back to basics. “Simple things like vinegar and water are the most eco-friendly cleaning products out there,” says King. Just add elbow grease.

 

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