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10 Not-So-Green Home Trends | Care2 Healthy & Green Living

10 Not-So-Green Home Trends | Care2 Healthy & Green Living

By Philip Schmidt, Hometalk In the interest of acknowledging progress, it must be said that a list like this would have been much easier to create several years ago, when things like 2-ton granite countertops and commercial-grade ranges were at the top of the Jones’ must-have list — at the same time that everyone was talking about going green. Today, thanks primarily to the slowed economy, home trends have definitely taken a turn for the better. Downsizing, improving existing homes and energy efficiency, and adding quality instead of quantity really are big trends these days. Yet only the future will tell if these ideas are here to stay. In the meantime, here’s a look at some of today’s popular home upgrades that at least deserve some careful scrutiny (or better understanding) if not outright ridicule. 1. Bungalow-izing A true Craftsman bungalow is a great American ...

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