D-I-Y projects can be very rewarding, but can also put a terrible strain on your back and your relationships (I think there is a divorce category entitled "home improvement disasters"). Every 18 months or so, my hubby and I embark on a major home renovation project (see photo above)...working in an architecture firm, I always think I can do it myself better than I really can. I have the same illusions about my sports skills.
Anyway, despite being midway through a project, I was inspired by some of the 10 Things You Must Put in Your Next House found in Builder Magazine. Some of these are super-green projects, some are super-simple, and all can be easily applied in your home or small office.
- Radiant heated floors
- Butcher block countertops
- Glass tiles
- Dual flush toilet
- Low flow showerheads (super cheap and easy, trust me!)
- On demand/tankless water heater
- Water recirculator
- Folding patio door
- Central vacuum
- Excellent insulation