Our design experts
are here to offer five ways to improve spending
and living at home in a fashionable way. It may cost a little more to have energy efficiency in the beginning of
your transition, but there are ongoing benefits
including lower heating and cooling costs
as well as benefits for earth over time.
Windows allow natural light into your home, another energy efficiency
must-have. A perfect day should
have a lot of windows that you can look out of and open up for fresh air. A
fun tip is to dress up your windows with moveable
curtains. This will allow you to have a
natural ‘light bulb’ that you can turn on and off through
your day. Double-insulated
windows are also an energy and major cost saver. They decrease outside noise, energy spent on maintaining home
temperatures and are also a value booster when you look to move away.
Tip #2: Tech-less
rooms are the new black.
In a world of instant connection, we are finding
ourselves less connected with our surroundings and the people we
are with. Tech-less rooms can offer energy efficiency
and help create meaningful relationships with your
family and friends. Instead of watching Netflix or scrolling
Facebook for hours, read a book or play a game with your loved ones.
Shop locally to support 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 chance 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 a bunch of people in the warm weathered seasons. Even if you don’t have a yard, you can still grow
flowers or small vegetables in your home. Complement your
space and appetite with vibrant colored peppers, flowers and greens to accent as a design piece until they are ready to devour.
Another great tip is to gather rain water from a bucket or
run-off pipe to water your plants indoors.
We can help you use
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 improve your home’s energy efficiency, drop
by our St. Paul showroom, give us a call at 651-213-9049 or schedule an appointment online