It’s Earth Day. Today there are events all around the world focusing on our planet and how to be more green. We all need to do our part to help preserve our environment for our children and their kids. Being the outstanding person you are, we at Parr know that you also want to help save the Earth for future generations. One way you can help is by looking for green labels and certifications. There are no such things as Earth Day labels, but there are many eco-friendly products with labels or certifications for Energy Star, Greenguard, Green Seal, SCS, SFI, and EPA WaterSense.
This is a bi-weekly blog from our good friend Penelope Miller. She is a professional organizer and coach. We will add to this blog every other week so check back regularly.
Last week we wrote about building your dream deck. Once you have built your awesome deck, you’ll want a little privacy for your outdoor parties. If you’re lucky, you already have a fence to shield yourself from your neigbhors. If not, build one now. Putting up a fence is a lot easier than building a deck.
Good news! Private residential construction spending increased by 2.2% in February (compared to January). It’s not a big gain, but according to Eye on Housing, residential construction activity is more than 20% above its year-ago level and about 36% higher than the cyclical low in mid-2011.
If you are thinking about hiring a contractor, then you should check out the ten tips listed in this Houzz article: What to Look for in a Contractor’s Contract (written by Kenny Grono of Buckminster Green). The tips are just a starting point, but they will get you thinking about the important issues before the contractor starts working on your house.