Our design pros
are here for advice on five ways to improve spending
and living at home in a trendy way. It may cost a little more to have energy efficiency in the beginning of
your transition, but there are continuous benefits
including decreased heating and cooling costs
as well as benefits for the environment over time.
Windows allow natural light into your home, another energy efficiency
must-have. A perfect day calls for a lot of windows that you can look out of and open up for fresh air. An easy tip is to dress up your windows with moveable
curtains. This gives you a
natural ‘light bulb’ that you can turn on and off during
your day. Double-insulated
windows are also an energy and big cost saver. They reduce outside noise, energy spent on maintaining home
temperatures and are also a value booster when you look to move away.
Tip #2: Rooms without technology are the new black.
In a world of instant connection, we tend to become less connected with our surroundings and the people we
are with. Tech-less rooms promote energy efficiency
and help create lasting relationships with your
family and friends. Instead of watching Netflix or checking
Facebook for hours, read a book or play a game with your loved ones.
Shop locally to boost local businesses while saving on shipping
and the energy used to get that package to you. Another plus
– the more local you shop, the better chances
you have that you will find individual and unique pieces for your space at
home. Dare to be different and energy efficient.
Tip #4: Gardening
is a pastime for many people throughout
warmer seasons. Even if you don’t have a yard, you can still raise
flowers or small vegetables in your house. Complement your
space and appetite with vibrant colored peppers, flowers and greens to act as a design piece until they are ready to be picked.
Another great tip is to gather rain water from a bucket or
run-off pipe to water your plants indoors.
We can help you harness
design while remaining energy efficient. You will be happy
with your home, and so will Mother Nature. And if you have any other questions
about how you can increase your home’s energy efficiency, come
by our Peoria showroom, give us a call at 309-306-3893 or schedule an appointment online