the ReFab Diaries

As the tiny-house movement gains momentum (and housing prices skyrocket), more people are looking for alternative housing options, especially if they're off-the-grid. A prefab cabin, for example, is one interesting option. If you're considering it, there are several things you need to keep in mind to ensure that you're getting exactly what you want and need. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

Did you know that retractable awning can make your home more sustainable? Believe it or not, by using a retractable awning you can reduce your energy usage and help the environment. In this blog post, we will discuss how retractable awnings can make your home more sustainable and some of the benefits associated with them. We will also provide tips on how to choose the right retractable awning for your needs.


If you’ve ever walked into your kitchen and thought, “Okay, this place needs some serious upgrades,” you’re not alone. I have definitely thought the same thing! But buying new appliances and granite countertops seems awfully wasteful. So, here's a guide to help make your kitchen look more modern without the guilt of adding more waste to our environment.

Guide To Help Make Your Kitchen Look More Modern

Thrift shopping in the summertime is so much fun because there are many good finds for the warmer months. You can even stock up on all your vacation and beach-going essentials. Here are three things to thrift for this summer season to get you started.

3 Things to Thrift for This Summer Season

Is solar energy worth the high upfront cost?
What impact does solar power even have on the environment?
Believe it or not, solar-powered homes have been around since 1973! However, the craze didn't catch fire until the last 20 years. Are you curious about the financial and environmental benefits of solar power? Discover why we should use solar energy.


Plastic is one of the most widely used materials in the world, and while it has many benefits, it also has a dark side. Plastic pollution is one of the biggest threats to our planet, and if we don't take steps to address it, the consequences could be disastrous. This article will explore the ways plastic contaminates the earth and what we can do about it.



There's something about working with wood (especially reclaimed wood!) that just feels right. Maybe it's the satisfaction of seeing a project come to life or the sense of accomplishment you feel when it's finished. Whatever the reason, if you're interested in woodworking, you need to have the right gear! In this blog post, we'll discuss some essential pieces of equipment that every woodworker should have. 

Recycling plays a vital role in reducing energy consumption, decreasing waste, and lowering environmental pollution. The process of recycling benefits the environment by lowering the need for procuring raw materials and facilitating the use of renewable materials. 

Might not be trendy to talk about anymore, but let's face it: our homes remain cluttered materials that can be recycled, including papers, plastic, glass, and tin. Read on as we share tips on how to recycle the clutter in your home and practice a zero-waste policy.