Poll results: Green renos
Last week, we profiled some dramatic (and expensive) green renovations in High Park and the Beach, so our poll question asked whether you were planning to complete any "green" home renos or upgrades of your own in the coming year — anything from painting with low- or no-VOC paints to replacing failing appliances with Energy Star models or upping your home's insulation factor.
Out of the Yourhomers who voted 40 per cent said they were planning some type of green upgrade, while an equal amount, also 40 per cent said no. The remaining 20 per cent said they didn't know if they'd be doing eco-friendly upgrades this year.
If my home hunting adventure goes well (keep your fingers crossed for me!), I'll hopefully be slapping up a few coats of low- or no-VOC paint in the not-too distant future. Any other projects remain a question mark, depending on the state and age of the property we purchase.
This week, we're still optimistically wishing for spring, and thinking about gardens (don't worry, no plants were hurt in the crafting of this poll question). While I don't have a garden — yet — I still want to know what your spring plans are! What do you plan to buy? Any big changes? Share your vote on the front page, and more detailed plans in the comments. Check out some of Sonia Day's advice for a little more inspiration!
And, for some more relaxing Saturday morning reading, check out Colin and Justin's amazing bathroom makeover, DecoRita's acid-flashback sofa, and, for all you handy types, Steven Maxwell's eco-friendly flooring find.