Our design professionals
are here to give you five ways to improve spending
and living at home in a trendy way. It may cost a little
extra to have energy efficiency in the beginning of
your transition, but there are continuing benefits
including decreased heating and cooling bills
as well as benefits for earth as time passes.
Windows allow natural light into your home, another energy efficiency
must-have. A beautiful day requires 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 will allow you to have a
natural ‘light bulb’ that you can turn on and off throughout
your day. Double-insulated
windows are also an energy and big cost saver. They decrease outside noise, energy used on maintaining home
temperatures and are also a value booster when you look to sell your home.
Tip #2: Tech-less
rooms 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 meaningful relationships with your
family and friends. Instead of watching Netflix or browsing
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 benefit
– 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 many people during warmer seasons. Even if you don’t have a yard, you can still plant
flowers or small vegetables in your house. 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 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 improve your home’s energy efficiency, stop
by our Springfield showroom, give us a call at 217-793-0550 or arrange an appointment online