Build a Sustainable House Infographic

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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.

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. Homestead House is a Canadian brand. When we repainted our house, we used Farrow & Ball paint.

I used marmoleum for flooring with cork backing when we redid the floors in our house – check out my review here. 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?

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4 Responses

  1. How did you find working with milk paint compared to regular paint? ( I love how you are a real “walk the talk” environmentalist!)

    • Your comment totally made my day. 🙂 Thank you!

      I didn’t find it to be much different than regular paint except that I did need to mix it (I got the powdered kind), it wasn’t as opaque so I needed extra coats, and I couldn’t let it sit for days on end afterwards. It did smell a bit like milk – otherwise no other smells detected! It did give a kind of “chalk paint” type feel so I used a varnish on top for my daughter’s dresser – which I also got from the Old Fashioned Milk Paint company.

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