Tech-Less Rooms

Design Tips from the Experts

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Our design pros are here to give you five ways to improve spending and living at home in a stylish way. It may cost a bit more to have energy efficiency in the beginning of your transition, but there are continuing benefits including lower heating and cooling expenses as well as benefits for earth over time.

Tip #1: Windows allow natural light into your home, another energy efficiency must-have. A beautiful 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 throughout your day. Double-insulated windows are also an energy and big cost saver. They decrease outside noise, energy spent on maintaining home temperatures and are also a value booster when you look to sell your home.

Tip #2: Rooms without technology 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 checking Facebook for hours, read a book or play a game with your loved ones.

Tip #3: Shop locally to support 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 bunch of people in the warm weathered seasons. Even if you don’t have a yard, you can still grow flowers or small vegetables in your home. Complement your space and appetite with vibrant colored peppers, flowers and greens to accent 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 utilize 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, stop by our Hanover showroom, give us a call at 781-826-8005 or arrange an appointment online.