Our design professionals
are here to offer 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 expenses
as well as benefits for the planet as time passes.
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 means you can have a
natural ‘light bulb’ that you can turn on and off throughout
your day. Double-insulated
windows are also an energy and major 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 tend to become less connected with our surroundings and the people we
are with. Tech-less rooms encourage 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 boost 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 chance 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 plant
flowers or small vegetables in your apartment. Complement your
space and appetite with vibrant colored peppers, flowers and greens to be
used as a design piece until they are ready to be picked.
Another great tip is to utilize rain water from a bucket or
run-off pipe to water your plants indoors.
We can help you use
design while remaining energy efficient. You will be happy
with your home, and so will Mother Nature. And if you have any other questions
about how you can boost your home’s energy efficiency, drop
by our Calgary showroom, give us a call at 403-681-6363 or set
up an appointment online