More and more homeowners are looking into sustainable home resources to keep their costs low and, and above all, protect the environment hence improving their lifestyle. Numerous studies have proven that leading an eco-friendly lifestyle leads to a more serene state of mind. As going green automatically means upscaling your general well-being, it is only logical that you start from reviving your home. After all, it’s the environment where you spend the most time. With all those things in mind, sustainable living has to neither be costly nor complicated to implement. Here are some useful and practical ways to transform and build a more eco-friendly home.
Switch to cost and energy-efficient appliances
When I started incorporating greener amenities, I immediately thought of cost and practicality. In the end, it all turned out to be extremely lucrative in the long run, so I started small. The first and easiest way to build a more environmentally-conscious home is to install energy-saving appliances. Kick out all the energy-consuming light bulbs, and instantly switch to greener options. LED lights are the best and cheapest alternative. Nowadays, there are many other smart appliances that can calculate your energy need and consumption and at the same time keep your power usage to a minimum by saving energy.
Place nature-inspired ornaments
Another thing that I’ve noticed is that small but invigorating items can utterly awaken a boring area. If you want to build an eco-friendly home but you are on a tight budget, then just add a few nature-inspired ornaments. One way to invite nature in is to place hand-crafted animal skulls, and among various options, I like these a lot how they naturally and sophistically blend with any patterned or plain walls. Besides unique animal skulls, you can add potted plants or other large, purifying greeneries that give a fresh touch to your contemporary home.
Opt for solar panels
Sun is the most vital source of low-cost, clean, and efficient energy. If you have more money to spare, by investing in building solar panels onto your roof you will not only cut heating and electricity bills, but you will have a multi-purpose eco-friendly home. Unlike any other green building idea, by opting for solar panel power for your home, you will generate and store enough energy so that you won’t ever need to worry about your bills ever again. What’s more, in the previous years, the home solar system has maximally improved the home’s aesthetic as well, so you will have a more modern outlook on your new eco-friendly home.
Insulate your home wisely
Another widely-known way to have and keep a more eco-friendly home is to keep the air and heat flow inside the house and to insulate windows and doors adequately. This is something I have personally immediately done. You keep the heat and energy within the comfort of your home, and at the same time, you don’t waste precious energy and cut energy costs. Some of the most common green ways to insulate your home is to add sheep’s wool as your eco-friendly heat retention option. Insulating your home with sheep’s wool will enable you to adjust your heating and cooling system, plus unlike other materials, this will surely save your money. Other green insulating options are aerogel and cotton.
Use recyclable and renewable building materials
If your aim is not to leave a negative ecological footprint, they strive to use recyclable and renewable natural building materials. Currently, this is the most sustainable way of building. Sourcing natural materials like recycled wood, straw bales, bamboo, rammed earth, and even recycled plastic. I first thought that there won’t be much use of recycled plastic, but I was completely wrong. You can use recycled plastic and other renewable green construction materials like roofing tiles, concrete, fencing, etc. for building numerous things around the house. As plastic is the most vicious culprit for ruining our planet, it is more advisable to avoid but if that’s not possible then you’d better recycle it.
In this modern-day and age, it is immensely crucial to take after our planet. Building a more eco-friendly home is the first step to creating a better, cleaner, and a safer planet for future generations.
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