Design Tips from the Experts
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.
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.
Tip #1: 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.
Tip #3: 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.