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Design Tips from the Experts

Design Tips from the Experts

Our design experts 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 decreased heating and cooling costs as well as benefits for the environment in the long run.

Tip #1: Windows allow natural light into your home, another energy efficiency must-have. A nice day should have a lot of windows that you can look out of and open up for fresh air. A fun 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 huge cost saver. They reduce outside noise, energy used on maintaining home temperatures and are also a value booster when you look to move out.

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 encourage energy efficiency and help create lasting relationships with your family and friends. Instead of watching Netflix or checking Facebook for hours, read a book or play a game with your loved ones.

Tip #3: Shop locally to help out 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 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 apartment. Complement your space and appetite with vibrant colored peppers, flowers and greens to accent as a design piece until they are ready to be picked. Another great tip is to use rain water from a bucket or run-off pipe to water your plants indoors.

We can help you harness 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 improve your home’s energy efficiency, stop by our Raleigh showroom, give us a call at 919-324-0196 or arrange an appointment online.
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