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Design Tips from the Experts

Design Tips from the Experts

Our design experts are here to offer 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 costs as well as benefits for the planet as time passes.

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

Tip #2: Tech-less rooms 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 promote 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.

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 lot of people during 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 accent 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.

We can help you use design while remaining energy efficient. You will be pleased with your home, and so will Mother Nature. And if you have any other questions about how you can increase your home’s energy efficiency, drop by our Providence showroom, give us a call at 508-413-3004 or set up an appointment online.
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