Are you currently involved in a home improvement project? If so, you may be interested to know that many homeowners are focusing on sustainable home improvement projects, including those that increase their home’s energy efficiency and reduce their utility costs.
The “Home Design and Remodeling” section of Energy.gov provides several ideas for increasing a home’s energy efficiency. These can be handled best when building a new home or when remodeling, and include installing small wind turbines or solar panels to provide electricity.
Another recommendation provided by the “Energy Saver Home Design and Remodeling” section is sunspaces. In addition to providing heat, these designated spaces are wonderful for growing plants. Then there’s the fact that they are nice places to sit and relax.
If the cost of having new energy-efficient windows installed is prohibitive, then Energy.gov’s “5 Steps to Making Your Windows More Energy Efficient” recommends several options. These include providing insulation, sealing air leaks, and repairing broken windows. Installing storm windows is also a less-expensive way to increase energy efficiency and create a comfortable environment within your home.
There are other measures that you can take to enhance your home’s interior environment while increasing energy efficiency and lowering costs. These include choosing energy-efficient appliances and low-flow toilets.
If you’re planning to “age in place,” you may be interested to know that over half of similar households polled stated they’re remodeling their home interiors accordingly. After taking care of a home remodel, you’re probably thinking about its interior design. Have you considered adding modern furniture to your revitalized living spaces?
When you have family visit on a regular basis, it would be nice to add a sleeper sofa into the living room or den. Other pieces of modern furniture can enhance your bedrooms, kitchen, or sunroom.
After your home decorating is complete, you may still want to experiment with arranging your modern furniture and decor. Since you probably have several ideas, you may want to work with interior design services to assist you with bringing them into being.
An interior designer with likely discuss the “rule of threes” with you. This is a popular design principal that shows how odd numbers are more interesting than even ones. Throughout this process, it’s important to remember that this is your home, and you want it to reflect your personality and your lifestyle.
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