DIY Water and Energy Upgrades from Boost Home

DIY Water and Energy Upgrades from Boost Home

Lauren Zerbey
Mar 30, 2011

Although improving the efficiency of our homes really does start with just a few small steps, it's easy to get overwhelmed with what products to buy and how to install them. That's why I love the idea of Boost Boxes, well-designed DIY kits for tackling specific rooms or systems in your home.

Based out of Berkeley, CA, Boost Home has created 9 individual kits (such as "whole bathroom", "whole home energy" and "garden water"), allowing you to make improvements one area at a time. (There's also a "build your own" box option for those that want a bit more customization.) While many of the individual products could be purchased at local home improvement stores, assembling everything together and including handy how-to instructions means you're more likely to stop procrastinating and just get it done! Packaged in graphic cardboard boxes, these kits would also make great housewarming gifts for eco-minded friends.

For additional information, read more at Dwell or visit Boost Home's website.

(Image: Eric Wolfinger for Dwell)

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