Our design professionals
are here for advice on 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 continuing benefits
including reduced heating and cooling costs
as well as benefits for earth as time passes.
Windows allow natural light into your home, another energy efficiency
must-have. A beautiful 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 gives you a
natural ‘light bulb’ that you can turn on and off through
your day. Double-insulated
windows are also an energy and big cost saver. They decrease outside noise, energy consumed on maintaining home
temperatures and are also a value booster when you look to move
Tip #2: Tech-less
rooms 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 lasting 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 positive
– 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 during warmer seasons. Even if you don’t have a yard, you can still plant
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 eat.
Another great tip is to utilize rain water from a bucket or
run-off pipe to water your plants indoors.
We can help you utilize
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 increase your home’s energy efficiency, come
by our South Portland showroom, give us a call at 207-517-2331 or set
up an appointment online