Our design pros
are here to give you five ways to improve spending
and living at home in a stylish way. It may cost a little
extra to have energy efficiency in the beginning of
your transition, but there are continuous benefits
including reduced heating and cooling bills
as well as benefits for earth over time.
Windows allow natural light into your home, another energy efficiency
must-have. A beautiful day should
have a lot of windows that you can look out of and open up for fresh air. A simple 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 big cost saver. They reduce outside noise, energy consumed on maintaining home
temperatures and are also a value booster when you look to sell your home.
Tip #2: Spaces without technology 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 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 throughout
warmer seasons. Even if you don’t have a yard, you can still grow
flowers or small vegetables in your house. 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 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, drop
by our Champaign showroom, give us a call at 217-356-6474 or arrange an appointment online