Lauren Zerbey

Before & After: An Exterior Renovation in Seattle
My favorite Before & Afters are when talented people buy tired old houses and breathe new life into them. This 100-year-old house in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Seattle shows that a thoughtful approach to design can be modern and sustainable while still fitting in with the surrounding neighborhood.Todd Smith, of Syndicate Smith, along with his wife Julie bought their 1911 fixer-upper in 2004 and have recently completed an extensive exterior renovation.
Dec 19, 2019
9 Small Attic Rooms That Work
image:62a26c4dbb61fbdd7c76988842f3675344d56c7f w:540 s:"fit" class_name:"mt-image-center" show_pin_button:"true" show_image_credits:"true" Green living isn’t just about living small, it’s also about maximizing the space you already have. While most attics are empty or used for storage, with just a little creative thinking that space could be used more efficiently.
Dec 16, 2019
5 Ways to Collect and Reuse Water for Plants
Turning on the faucet or hose may be the easiest method for watering indoor and outdoor plants, but there are plenty of ways in which household water can go directly into the garden and not down the drain, saving both money and resources.Not only does it save money and resources, but recycled household water can also be more beneficial than water straight from the tap! Here are five ways to make your water do double-duty:1.
May 6, 2019
Easy Clean Kitchen Flooring Choices
If there’s one room in your home where flooring really matters, it’s the kitchen. Aside from aesthetics, the material you choose needs to be durable, comfortable to stand on and easy to clean! Whether you’re starting from scratching or dreaming of a renovation, we’ve put together six of our favorites as a good place to start.1. Tile: Tile is great in a kitchen because it is durable and easy to clean.
May 6, 2019
Clever Green Solutions to Everyday Issues
Some of my favorite Re-Nest posts are the ones that share clever solutions to everyday issues (you know, the kind that make you think “huh, how did I not know about this?”). From removing pesky stains to keeping pests at bay and everything in between, here’s a roundup of our favorites from 2011!TOP ROW• 1 Use Citrus Peels To Start Your Seedlings• 2 Hot Tip: Wrinkles? Forget the Iron. Use a Spray Bottle.
Apr 7, 2019