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Top 100 Eco-Friendly Projects

  1. 1. Kitchen Flooring Essentials

    There are many flooring options available — from laminate to vinyl — DIY shares information on the what's available for flo...

  2. 2. To-Do List for Fall Gardening

    October and November are good months to do some gardening and landscaping. DIY Network outlines just a few things a gardener could or s...

  3. 3. Elements of a Green Kitchen

    DIY Network shows how kitchens get an eco-friendly boost from energy-efficient appliances, water-saving fixtures and improvements in in...

  4. 4. Working With Reclaimed Building Materials

    DIY Network shows how to refurbish old materials to use in future projects.

  5. 5. Mulch Vacuum

    DIY Network shares information about a tool that turns leaves into mulch. This mulch vacuum is a must-have for the eco-friendly gardene...

  6. 6. How to Update a System with a Programmable Thermostat

    Improve a home's energy efficiency with these step-by-step instructions that demonstrate how to install a programmable thermostat.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  7. 7. Drought Tolerant Plants

    DIY Network considers the art of xeriscaping, your water bill and some creative alternatives to the overly thirsty grass lawn.

  8. 8. Drop Down Gorgeous (20:00)

    With three young girls sharing a bedroom, space is an issue.

  9. 9. Change a Bulb, Change the World, Save Some Green

    DIY Network explains how installing energy-saving fluorescent bulbs will not only help save the planet, it will help save your budget.

  10. 10. The Benefits of Compost

    The DIY Network experts discuss how compost gives plants an added natural boost without the use of synthetic fertilizers.

  11. 11. How to Insulate a Garage Door

    There are a couple of ways you can go about insulating your garage door to save a bundle of energy costs

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  12. 12. How to Install a Graywater System

    DIY Networks explains how to save money on your water bill by using graywater for landscaping and non-potable uses.

  13. 13. How to Build an Environmentally-Friendly Entertainment Center

    Carter Oosterhouse shows how to use an environmentally friendly lumber to build an entertainment center.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  14. 14. The Lowdown on Low-Flow Toilets

    DIY Network provides information on the modern low-flow toilet, which saves water and provides ample flushing power.

  15. 15. Green Solution: Formaldehyde-Free Soy-Based Adhesive

    DIY Network's Carter Oosterhouse explains how plywood made with soy-based adhesive improves indoor air quality.

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