After lockdown earlier this year, you might be one of the many people who want to renovate their home in an eco-friendly way. Of course, that can also involve a new kitchen in your current property or in a new home that you plan to purchase.
Before you launch into renovation mode, you must first consider the environmental impact of your project. Because we are currently in a climate emergency, we must start integrating eco-friendly practices into every aspect of our lives.
Interestingly, you can make your renovation a little eco-friendlier with a few simple steps. We invite you to continue reading to learn how to renovate your home in an eco-friendly way.
Renovate Your Home In An Eco-Friendly Way With These Green Tactics!
⎆ Reclaimed furniture.
Stop buying brand new furniture, and look into more sustainable décor options. You could invest in furniture made from reclaimed materials for a more authentic look. Or, you could go vintage shopping to find the perfect statement piece for your living room. Reclaimed furniture is often one of a kind, and it can add a unique character to your space. You don’t need to buy the shiniest new piece when plenty of treasure is already waiting for you.
Instead of knocking your entire home down, you could deconstruct each room instead. In fact, it will save a lot of material, energy, and money. You could change the layout to alter the flow of energy throughout the space completely.
You could also put the kitchen upstairs and enjoy having all the bedrooms downstairs. So, get creative and start deconstructing your property to make an entirely new home.
⎆ Smart appliances.
Eco-friendly homes are all about energy efficiency. Therefore, you need to think about smart appliances in the home, from dishwashers to heating systems. You can save a lot of energy with appliances that you can control from your phone. Smart devices have a high cost initially, but they can save your money on energy bills later down the line.
You also must look into the quality of the insulation in your home. In addition, you want to keep the heat within your home and make sure you get the most out of your boiler.
⎆ Save money.
Eco-friendly renovation options can save you a lot of money. In fact, focus on the property that currently exists and how small changes can improve it. Then, work with the property and fill it with furniture and accessories from the past. By doing so, you don’t need to demolish it to start afresh. Instead, you can combine the bare bones of a period property with the modern touch of smart appliances.
You will make your home stand out from the crowd when you renovate your home in an eco-friendly way. If you have any questions or suggestions, we always love to hear from you in the comments below. Also below are links to more fantastic articles about ALL things DESIGN for your home or business.
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