Upcycled Design for Your Home

Just because something is old, worn out, damaged, etc., does not mean it can’t be used for something else. So, rather than ending up in a landfill we’ve compiled a list of a few items that can be upcycled for your home and perhaps even enhance aesthetically (if you can get a little creative).


Old architectural items such as doors, can be used for several things. One of them being a new headboard for a bedroom set. It can give a room a very rustic look if the doors have peeling paint or an interesting color. Another idea for an old door – turn it into a table. It can become a coffee table or a dining room table if you have enough panels, and create a beautiful centerpiece for a room. Old window frames can be painted and used indoors on a plain wall by arranging it in different ways.

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Worn out clothing items and accessories can also become reused in different ways. An old pair of shoes can hold plants or herbs outside, or you can even try reusing old hats as planters. Plastic milk jugs also work great for watering plants. Old towels can be used as outdoor rags to clean a car, or clean your floors around the house.

If you try to find new uses for things, you’ll be helping create less of an impact on the environment, as well as give a new life and purpose to the item you’re thinking of throwing away.

Benefits of Propane Gas at Meadow View Farms


When Judd Builders decided to build Meadow View Farms, they had three energy options to heat and fuel homes: natural gas, electric, or propane. They chose to go with propane gas for the following reasons:

    • Grills – Propane is a more desirable source for grills. A push-button ignition makes grilling much easier than lighting it with a match. Also, propane grills are more environmentally-friendly than charcoal grills, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
    • Cooktops, ovens, and kitchen appliances – When it comes to cooking food, nothing heat it faster than gas. Electric coils on stoves can take a while to heat up, and not always circulate the heat evenly in the pan. Your energy costs for operating a gas stove versus an electric stove is also going to cost less.
    • Indoor heating – During the winter months, heating your home can be expensive, especially with electric heat. Using gas is a more efficient way to heat your home, and it saves money in the long run.

To learn more about propane heating and its benefits, visit http://buildwithpropane.com.