Eco-Friendly Renovation Tips
Are you in the middle of renovating your property – or planning a renovation? It’s important to keep the health of our environment in mind while making crucial decisions about your project. Even the tiniest decisions you make can have a positive or negative impact!
Here are some tips for making eco-friendly choices while renovating your property!
Opt for recycled glass products
Purchase products made from recycled glass, or look for recycled windows in salvage yards.
Select eco-friendly paint
The best choice is paint that is low VOC (volatile organic compounds). A paint with VOC contains chemicals that are harmful for both you and the environment.
Try bamboo flooring
Bamboo flooring is a beautiful and sustainable choice instead of wood or carpet! Bamboo is easier to grow than trees, so harvesting it for flooring is a much more environmentally sound choice.
Invest in solar panels
Solar electricity is clean and doesn’t harm the environment. As an added bonus, the initial investment will save you money in the future when your electric bill is much lower in cost!
Purchase some indoor plants
Indoor plants are beautiful and enhance the look and feel of your home, but they are also great air purifiers! Plants to purify air include the peace lily, Boston fern, palms, orchids, snake plants, pothos, and money tree.
Buy the right kitchen cabinets
It’s important to select cabinets that are free of formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is a harmful chemical found in housing materials. Avoiding it will help you keep the air in your home clean!
Choose energy-efficient appliances
Select energy-efficient appliances to reduce your energy consumption – and save money in the process!