Build a Sustainable House

Build a Sustainable House Infographic

How can you build a sustainable house? All of the things you have to consider when building or renovating your home can be very overwhelming, especially if you’re trying to pick sustainable options. Healthy Child has some great tips for home renovations that I’ve posted about in the past. This infographic from really helps to break it down with simple choices to build a sustainable house. I will definitely be referring to it when it comes to doing any renovations on my house!


When I was refinishing a dresser for my baby room, I did a lot of searching for what kind of paint to use, and decided on milk paint. I went with Old Fashioned Milk Paint and loved it. There is also another brand called Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint available. Homestead House is a Canadian brand.

I would love to use bamboo or cork flooring when it comes time to do renovations in my house. I have seen some cities offer homeowner rebates for installing solar panels on their roofs – I would LOVE for this to become the norm!

What choices have you made for a more sustainable house?

What would you choose if you could build a sustainable house from scratch?

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