Want to create an eco-friendly home? It is easier than you think!
The personal space we live in plays a vital role in the overall quality of our life. It is very important never to compromise on quality when it comes to spaces and items that matter to us. Moreover, our interior design process should not become an exception to this rule. Even though many perceive the idea of adopting a green lifestyle a challenging and expensive one, things are not quite as they seem.
Maybe in the past, when such principles only started to reach the surface and become known, the costs were higher but now, with the wide range of possibilities for choice, everything can be achieved without spending a fortune for this. We simply need to become better informed about the possibilities that are available and make smart choices that can turn our home into an eco-friendly environment to live in every day. Let’s see how we can do so. It is easier than you think!
Take advantage of your windows
We all agree with the fact that a nice house is one in which natural light is allowed in. Therefore, taking advantage of our windows becomes a must and a healthy principle to consider for an eco-friendly home. Angled type of windows in the living room of the house can allow maximum light to enter the living space and offer a bright new perspective on our personal space. Also, using glass panels at the base of the home house windows can help these open like trapdoors through which the breeze can filter in and help us eliminate the need of using air conditioners in every room of the house.
Durable materials are the right choice
If you are interested in creating an eco-friendly home, you should consider the value of durable materials both for indoor and outdoor use. A cedar plank siding of the house for example is a good option to take into account. Moreover, it will be resistant to water and pests which means low-maintenance costs for you in the future. The attractive gray patina it features also brings added benefits for you in terms of future expenses because no frequent repainting will be required to maintain it looking as beautiful as it is in the beginning.
Well-established plan: main rooms to the lower level
Have you ever stopped to consider what might be the best way of organizing the space in your new house? How about moving the main rooms to the lower level? This way, the living space as well as the roof can deck clear of the canopy of trees and allow your sleeping areas to be perfectly shaded by amazing leaves. You will also gain several extra points in terms of privacy this way. Moreover, if you have mature trees close to your house, adding high-quality eco-friendly curtains will also help you keep your privacy while adopting a green lifestyle.
Get rid of energy vampires living in your house
We all need energy for decent living conditions. However, sometimes we do not take advantage of the appliances we have at home as we should thus keep the green lifestyle principle out of reach. Nevertheless, this does not mean that we cannot adopt change into our life and learn to make better decisions to guide us towards a healthier way of living.
For example, did you know that most appliances we have at home continue to draw energy even when they are switched off? Unfortunately, this is true. Therefore, you should do something about it if you want to cut your energy consumption way down. What you can do is unplug those appliances rather than turn them off to make sure no energy is consumed anymore.
Finally, there is nothing difficult or too expensive about adopting green principles in everything we do and the space we live in these days. It is all about being well-informed, decided to make some changes that matter and taking better decisions from now on. Recycling should never be left out of the equation because we all know that we tend to use resources in a defective way simply because we sometimes do not seem to find the time or energy to re-use available materials. Go for durable products, choose healthy baby mattresses and stay green at home. It will change your life!