Sustainable design is now considered obsolete by many in the industry. Trying to prevent further damage to the environment through sustainable design is like applying a band-aid to a bullet wound. A more forward-thinking approach is necessary. Regenerative home design holds the key to our future by reversing ecological damage, repairing what has been lost, and contributing to a positive impact on the environment and our health.
Believe it or not, the artificial lighting in your home produces physical, mental, and emotional sensations that impact how you feel. If you’re not aware of this, then it’s all too easy to fall victim to the unhealthy lighting that’s prevalent in the industry.
Our Sick Home blog series has been packed with TONS of useful tips, tricks, and insider information for designing a healthy home. To wrap up the series, here’s a distilled summary with helpful direct links to the most valuable resources for building materials, contractors, and products that have supported our clients over the years.
GOOD NEWS! There ARE things you can do to prevent mold and air quality issues in your home! Follow these 6 Genius Steps to prevent issues before they arise. And if you suspect you already have mold issues, we offer some reputable sources here for seeking answers and remediation.
When it comes to hiring an HVAC contractor your builder is typically the one who chooses who gets the job, but should you always go with your builder’s recommendation? What are your options? And does it really matter which HVAC contractor they choose?
This week we’re shining a bright light on the darker side of the home design and building industry. The story we share here might be hard to believe.
Trying to communicate potential dangers to our clients when it comes time to make decisions about which contractors to hire can be like pulling teeth because the issues discussed here are legally kept hidden with non-disclosure agreements.
Homeowners don’t know what homeowners don’t know! And sometimes, what you don’t know can hurt you…physically and financially.
This week, in the fifth post of the Sick Home Series, we’ve teamed up with Christine and Mike Macke who are ready to share their story. They’re determined to educate others so the nightmare they had to live through is never experienced by another unsuspecting homeowner.
Do NOT be fooled by the cheaper HVAC contractor bid! Most homeowners opt to go with the more affordable HVAC contractor when building their new home. And this makes sense. Why wouldn’t you? We’ve all been taught to shop around and find the best deal.
Shouldn’t the air inside your home be clean? Shouldn’t it be healthy?
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, approximately 30% of new and remodeled buildings across the globe are causing illnesses attributed with poor indoor air quality.
The inside of your home is a controlled environment. Are you in control?
Since the industrial revolution, chemical compounds have become pervasive in the home building industry, used in everything from foam insulation, to flooring, to cabinets, and carpeting. Homeowners have had very little choice of the materials being used to build their homes and so have unwittingly agreed to the use of dangerous toxins in their indoor environment.
I am Jenny Pippin, founder of Pippin Home Designs and creator of my own inspired living. I grew up as an ordinary southern girl, working in the fields of my family’s tobacco farm. It didn’t take me long to realize I had greater gifts and so I chose to step into my power and create my own path in life, inspired by my heart’s true passion. (More on my personal story HERE!)