Creating a home requires more than what one initially assumes. It’s also a work in progress and something that necessitates consistency all throughout. If there’s a movement that has been gaining traction lately in terms of residential property investment, it’s no doubt the push to go green and stylish at the same time. Luckily for us, this one’s an easy and affordable quest. Don’t believe us? Take a look.
• Check the carbon foot print when shopping for appliances. For example, the amount of energy they consume which should be easily found in their manual. A few bits of advice: Consider convection ovens as they cook food faster by twenty five percent compared to their counterparts. Top and bottom door refrigerator units are also a great option because they help keep cool air from escaping thereby decreasing the need for the appliance to use up more electricity to regulate temperature again.
• A simple trick to add a pop of color and at the same time clean the air in the home would be to incorporate plants. A pretty vase stuffed with beautiful blossoms, little succulents, hanging air plants, potted indoor plants and the like should be welcomed into the space. Not only can toss out the air freshener and save on cost but we also get rid of aerosols that add to the worldwide problem of global warming.
• Effective and smart use of lighting does not only make rooms more functional and effective but they too help in keeping things green and cost-effective. For instance, LED and fluorescents help cut the electric bill by half. The use of glass or large windows are also a plus as hey help maximize sunlight during the day. That and the fact they come with added ventilation allowing the air to move freely in and out of the room.
• Choose easy to clean and long lasting materials. Stainless steel and glass are great options because they last long, create the illusion of bigger spaces, better distributes light and are easy to clean. We don’t even need special chemicals to do so. Water and a damp cloth should do the trick.
• Consider upcycling. Decorating the residential property investment for the first or the nth time need not mean we’d spend tons. We can do it for much less and at the same time be environment friendly simply by reusing things either from our own stash or from others. You’d be surprised how many hidden gems can be found in thrift shops. And if you’ve still got items that are in good condition don’t think twice about restyling or repurposing them. More at singerviellesales.com.