Xeriscaping comes from the Greek word “xeros,” meaning ‘dry.’ It’s a form of landscaping developed in Denver in 1981 during a massive drought. This type of dry landscaping is especially popular in areas where drought conditions are common or where water is expensive. However, it isn’t just for arid regions, but rather anywhere homeowners are … Continue reading Beginner’s Guide to Xeriscaping
The benefits of living in an eco-friendly KB home are pretty amazing. Beyond the knowledge that you’re helping out the planet, there are several other positive factors that make living in a more sustainable home a no-brainer.(Increase your home’s value? Be more productive? Yes please!). We’re huge believers in living sustainably and take steps to support … Continue reading Breathe Better, Save Money, and Feel Good
The bathroom may be one of the smallest spaces in your home, but it’s one of the largest generators of household waste. Along with water waste, we need to be mindful of the substantial amount of trash that can consume our bathrooms. If you want some tips on how to create a more sustainable bathroom, … Continue reading How to Create a More Sustainable Bathroom
Three things happened in my life all of which ultimately led me to switch from paper to cloth napkins for every-day use. As a child, we were using paper napkins as usual when my mother mentioned to me, “Your great-grandmother would NEVER use paper napkins.” Hmmm. I didn’t ask why, just filed this tidbit away … Continue reading Top 10 Reasons for Ditching Paper Napkins and Embracing Cloth
Did you know that a single plastic bag could take up to a THOUSAND YEARS to break down in the environment? Plastic bags get a bad rep and for good reason. They’re not biodegradable, and instead just keep breaking down into smaller and smaller pieces. These tiny plastic bits make up over 90% of the … Continue reading Saving The World, One Bag at a Time.
“Keep your hands away from there when I turn on this switch!” My mother taught me this key garbage disposal usage rule at a young age. Now while my hands continue to remain intact, the rest of what could and/or could not go down the drain remained a mystery… until now. As my mom made … Continue reading Garbage Disposal Maintenance Tips – At Your Disposal!