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Talk about a place worthy of Guinness Book of Records and you might as well add a 6000 square foot house in Graceville, Australia that was built out thirty one freight shipping containers. This unique, three story steel mansion is a product of Todd Miller of ZeilgerBuild Architecture. Personally, I don’t “dig” homes built out [continue reading...]

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Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, metal to… a new house? When the city announced plans to demolish the eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, many mourned the loss of this 76-year-old icon, but one local tech entrepreneur saw it as the opportunity to take on the ultimate recycling project – turning the [continue reading...]

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Decorating with recycled materials

When it comes to home décor that has been recycled or upcycled, there are only two real questions most homeowners ask: why choose such products and what is available? Okay, in truth you might be wondering, for starters, just what the difference is between recycling and upcycling, so let’s have a little lesson to start [continue reading...]

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For obvious benefits, many home owners will remodel their home before putting it on the market for a better re-sale value. Being a busy Realtor, my job requires touring a lot of home listings. What I notice is that following the advice of their agent, the majority of folks pick granite counter tops as the [continue reading...]

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You’ve heard the saying: “One man’s trash is another one’s treasure.”  Nothing can be more true when speaking about the actual parts of your house.  We reuse and recycle things like plastic to paper without giving it a thought so why should it be any different when it comes to our home? Various parts and [continue reading...]

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