Our design professionals
are here to offer five ways to improve spending
and living at home in a fashionable way. It may cost a bit 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 the environment over time.
Windows allow natural light into your home, another energy efficiency
must-have. A perfect day requires 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 means you can have a
natural ‘light bulb’ that you can turn on and off throughout
your day. Double-insulated
windows are also an energy and big cost saver. They turn
down outside noise, energy used on maintaining home
temperatures and are also a value booster when you look to sell your home.
Tip #2: Rooms without technology are the new black.
In a world of instant connection, we seem to be 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 checking
Facebook for hours, read a book or play a game with your loved ones.
Shop locally to help out local businesses while saving on shipping
and the energy used to get that package to you. Another benefit
– 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 a bunch of people during warmer seasons. Even if you don’t have a yard, you can still raise
flowers or small vegetables in your apartment. 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 pleased
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, come
by our Ketchum showroom, give us a call at 208-726-0060
up an appointment online