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Danville Express

- September 12, 2008

Turning green in the fall

This fall Home & Garden issue puts the spotlight on being "green," with the focus on a new 10-home development in Danville of zero energy houses, a first for Contra Costa County. Another story gives tips on extending the eco-friendliness of your home to the garage. This special section also presents the story behind one Danville couple's beautiful award-winning bathroom remodel, and gives guidelines for fall yard cleanup as well as kitchen remodeling. And, after the water rationing this summer, aren't we all hoping for greener lawns in the spring? Here is what to do now to make that happen.

Oh, kitchen, my kitchen

Most popular room in the house can be stylish and functional

Bathroom beauty

Remodel transforms basic bath to St. Regis luxury

Green homes are dream come true

Zero energy houses are comfortable, healthy - and beautiful

Improve your lackluster lawn

Fall is the time to prepare for a lush springtime lawn

Rakes and pains

<Tips to take the pain out of fall cleanup

Going for the gold

Interior designers predict what will be hot this season

Greening your garage

Being 'eco-friendly' extends all the way to the garage

Editor: Dolores Fox Ciardelli

Art Director: Rick Nobles

Ad Manager: Mary Hantos

On the cover: The award-winning bathroom of Rebecca and Keith Wood features cherry wood vanities with emperador marble sinks, Italianate gold fabric window shades, and a stone double-headed shower; see page 7. Photo by Dolores Fox Ciardelli.