Sandi Schwartz

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sandi Schwartz is an environmental author and journalist with 20+ years of experience in the areas of sustainability, green living, home and garden, and nature. She has worked for organizations and publications including the Environmental Protection Agency, National Academies, District of Columbia’s Department of Transportation (DDOT), One Green Planet, Green Child Magazine, Very Well Family and more.

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MARCH 22, 2023 | WEDNESDAY
How Much Does a Gazebo Cost?

Highlights The typical cost range to build a gazebo is between $2,831 and $9,613, with homeowners across the country paying $5,763 on average. Several factors can affect the total cost ...

MARCH 21, 2023 | TUESDAY
The Best Filters for Your Drinking and Household Water Supply

Quality water that is safe and clean is essential for healthy living. Although the United States has one of the best water supplies in the world, in-home water treatment provides the fina...

MARCH 21, 2023 | TUESDAY
9 Types of Ticks to Watch Out for This Year—and Which Ones Can Cause You the Most Harm

Finding a tick stuck on us or our pet is alarming since the tick could be carrying the pathogens that cause illnesses such as Lyme disease, Colorado tick fever, Powassan virus, or Rocky M...

MARCH 17, 2023 | FRIDAY
How Much Does Landscape Design Cost?

Highlights The typical cost range to hire a professional landscape designer is between $1,944 and $7,213, with a national average cost of $4,571. There are numerous factors that can imp...

MARCH 7, 2023 | TUESDAY
Solved! How Long Does it Take for Carpet to Dry After Cleaning?

Q: My carpet is due for a cleaning, and I don’t want to move my furniture back onto it too early. Approximately how long does it take carpet to dry after cleaning? Also, are there any tri...

FEBRUARY 27, 2023 | MONDAY
Solved! What Is a Loft in a House?

Q: What is a loft in a house? I’m looking for a new home in the suburbs and that term keeps popping up in real estate listings. I thought an apartment loft was only found in the city, so ...

FEBRUARY 13, 2023 | MONDAY
10 Steps to Turn Twin Closets into One Dream Closet

Many older homes were built with far less storage than modern living demands. For homeowners struggling with the amount of closet storage space in their home, there is hope. If there are ...

FEBRUARY 13, 2023 | MONDAY
Electric Furnace vs. Gas: Which Heating System Is Right for Your Home?

Chilly months are much more bearable with a functioning, efficient heating system, but there are many options for keeping a house warm. For many homes, this choice comes down to electric ...

FEBRUARY 10, 2023 | FRIDAY
How to Dispose of Carpet Properly

Q: After 10 years, my carpet is worn out with matted and shredding fibers, stains, odors, and damaged padding. I am not sure how to dispose of carpet, but I want to do it in the most resp...

JANUARY 31, 2023 | TUESDAY
Gas vs. Electric Fireplace: What’s the Difference?

Fire is one of the core natural elements that people are attracted to—in addition to water, earth, and air. Whether it be the crackling sound, mesmerizing flicker of flames, or warmth the...