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Stone benchtop or healthy air & light?
Stone benchtop or healthy air & light?
Stone benchtop or healthy air & light?
Stone benchtop or healthy air & light?
Stone benchtop or healthy air & light?
Stone benchtop or healthy air & light?
Stone benchtop or healthy air & light?
Well & Green Home

Stone benchtop or healthy air & light?

Could healthy home specs become premium real estate marketing features of the future? A UK Grand Designs new build showcases the future to healthy homes.

Recently I moved to a typical brick and block unit built in 1970.

It’s tastefully renovated and is welcoming. And yes, it has stone kitchen bench tops.

I feel safe. 

This wasn’t the case at my last place…but that’s a story for another time.

Lurking in the back of my mind is a question. Am I as “safe” as I think I am?

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Fast furniture and 7 things to avoid buying furniture for your health and the planet's
Furniture, Home Interiors, Well & Green Home

7 things to avoid when buying furniture for your health and the planet’s

We all know fast food is not good for us. But what about fast furniture?

Fast furniture not only suffers the same sustainable issue as fast fashion, by clogging up landfill, it can unknowingly impact human health.

Formaldehyde can be found in furniture made with MDF, particleboard, plywood and applied with paints, lacquers and coatings. Typically, this will be in the mass produced furniture, but not exclusively.

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Home Interiors, Well & Green Home

Less is more, when it comes to de-stressing homes. 3 ways how.

Even after going through a two year decluttering regime, standing at the back of the removalist truck, I was staggered at the sight of 60 large moving boxes of loose items along with numerous pieces of furniture and large and small portable appliances.

For a single person; it seemed like an awful lot.

In stark contrast, two days after the house was unpacked, I boarded a flight to Bali with one suitcase, smaller than just one of those moving boxes on the back of the truck.

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LEED Certified House
Well & Green Home

3 simple ways to build sustainability into your home project

Winter is coming and instinctively, our bodies are getting ready to hibernate.

Many Australians are staring into another winter of substandard insulation and air tightness in their homes with energy costs to heat them ever rising. They can heat their bodies with blankets like the homeless, but without temperate conditions inside, many homes will breed mould and mildew to epic proportions, inducing respiratory illnesses.

Green and passive design principles are creating new ways to combat these issues – and these options are becoming much more affordable.

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