Popping a skylight into a low roof made room for a bath alcove with brilliant sunrise views.
From wrapping your tank to tapping the sun: Six ways to put your water heater on an energy diet
This remodeled kitchen with a 1930s look finds room for sit-down meals, cooking lessons, and homework sessions, all at the same time.
They come in more shapes and sizes than ever, and do their job with less energy and greater precision.
Mold problems prompted the remodel of a not-so-old master bath. Contemporary sensibilities yielded great results.
Today’s exhaust fans quietly mitigate moisture, promote health, and save energy with smart switches
Eight ways to fashion a bathroom that will put a smile on your face every morning.
With the right fixtures in the right places, you can create anything from a soft glow to clear task lighting.
A new entry and a built-in breakfast nook transformed this room from a hallway to a destination.
After walking the floors of West Coast Green 2008, we came back with these standouts
Video tours and takeaways from Portland's Build It Green! 2008 event
Flipping a doorway and hutch and relocating a breakfast nook were keys to improving the flow in this Craftsman-kitchen remodel
Get an in-depth look at a near-zero energy house featuring recycled materials and solar-heating and rainwater-harvesting systems
A materials survey of countertops covering stainless steel, zinc, pewter, copper, and bronze
Which is best: ball, cartridge, or ceramic-disk valves?
Which is strongest: plastic anchors, auger anchors, mollies, or toggle bolts?
One afternoon some years ago, I walked into the dining room on the first floor of our house and turned on the light. It seemed unusually dim. I looked closely…
One bathroom designed to serve several bedrooms is a smart strategy for keeping down costs or when building a smaller house
LDF 9810ST Steam dishwasher by LG Electronics
Glass knobs and pulls by Sietto
Perfect flush by Brondell
Premiere pull-down shelving systems (SPD series) by Rev-A-Shelf
Marathon water heater by Water Heater Innovations, Inc.
StyleDrain decorative shower-drain systems
Luxury grab bars offer something you’ll want to hold on to
Living off the fat of our water abundance must end, eventually
A Google search turns up Craftsman-style medicine cabinets that fit the bill
Instead of PVC glides or stick-on felt choose a combination of the two
Durable, slip resistant, and resilient, rubber floor tiles are green and easy to install
It takes a little getting used to, but the shirts aren't complaining
Clever ways to hide plumbing, trash containers and toilet paper
A baking station that rolls out only when needed
A safer solution than step-stools for children in the kitchen
A wooden enclosure provdes warmth and character, and easy access to plumbing
A custom-cabinet with opaque glass lends an artistic quality to the bottles inside
It's the inventive use of materials, space, and style that make these bath designs worth getting out of bed for
A video introduction to Portland's Green Homes Tour + Info Fair
A resourceful homeowner and his contractor explain how they created a sustainable home on budget in under five months
Designed with reused materials, this entry for an active family makes use of every inch of space with hooks, cubbies, and lockers
For starters, the simple modular plan optimizes daylight and cross ventilation
Part of Portland's Build It Green! 2008 Homes Tour + Info Fair, this master bedroom, bath, and loft are designed to conserve energy and water
A forward-thinking homeowner invests in a highly efficient HVAC system that includes photovoltaics and a noncombustion furnace
Requirements: 1 metal roof, 2500 gallons of rain, and the desire to save the planet
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