Saving energy -- and money -- doesn't have to mean sacrificing the length or enjoyment of your showers. Low-flow showerheads save almost 2 gallons of water per minute, meaning a family of four can save about $90 per year on water and gas or $140 per year on electric.
It's November. A stark transition from the sunny beaches of my now former island, Oahu. We're holed up in a motel in Petaluma. One that accepts pets. Specifically one that accepts three dogs.
Come on, just admit it -- your garage is wasted space. While most of us are guilty of using our garages for only storage, there are a fair number of people who are taking advantage of that extra square footage and starting a garage conversion revolution.
When I started designing my home, like most home owners, I had two boundary conditions and one wish - budget and individual expression, and a high end cohesive end result.
No one wants to spend any more time indoors during the summer than necessary. At least if you're like me.