Tech-Less Rooms

Design Tips from the Experts

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Our design pros are here to offer five ways to improve spending and living at home in a trendy way. It may cost a little more to have energy efficiency in the beginning of your transition, but there are continuing benefits including reduced heating and cooling bills as well as benefits for earth 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. A simple tip is to dress up your windows with moveable curtains. This gives you a natural ‘light bulb’ that you can turn on and off during your day. Double-insulated windows are also an energy and huge cost saver. They reduce outside noise, energy consumed on maintaining home temperatures and are also a value booster when you look to sell your home.

Tip #2: Spaces without technology are the new black. In a world of instant connection, we seem to be less connected with our surroundings and the people we are with. Tech-less rooms can offer energy efficiency and help create important 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 benefit – the more local you shop, the more likely 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 throughout warmer seasons. Even if you don’t have a yard, you can still raise flowers or small vegetables in your home. Complement your space and appetite with vibrant colored peppers, flowers and greens to act as a design piece until they are ready to eat. 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 boost your home’s energy efficiency, stop by our Birmingham showroom, give us a call at 205-236-7269 or schedule an appointment online.