These days, it’s becoming more common for sustainable and eco-friendly materials and concepts to influence home renovation decisions. If you are starting to remodel your home, consider implementing these three eco-friendly ideas to benefit you and the environment.
1. Reuse (or Repaint) Instead of Replace
Step away from a throw-away society. Instead of replacing items in your home, ask yourself if a new coat of paint will breathe new life in your space. Give your kitchen cabinets a new lease on life with fresh color and replacement pulls that complement the latest trends in home design. Re-facing can also extend to painting your home’s exterior and front door.
2. Use Recycled Materials
Make a stylish statement with eco-friendly accents. Use reclaimed wood as an entryway feature, flooring material, shelving, or countertop. Alternatively, vinyl is one of the most sustainable building products on the market, made from 100% recycled materials. Using recycled products can save you more time, money, and energy than alternatives.
3. Invest in Energy-efficient Products
One of the easiest ways to make your home more eco-friendly is to invest in energy-efficient products that are backed by ENERGY STARⓇ. For example, vinyl replacement windows work as excellent insulators to help prevent heat loss and gain. Other ways to make your home more energy efficient include upgrading your siding, switching to an energy-efficient front door, and properly insulating your home.