Of course everyone wants their home to be stylish, but how are you able to dress up your home without spending tons of money? Here are some great tips on how to renovate your home while easily and affordably making it eco-friendly. Find out how to go green, spend less, save more and love the home you’re in.
Decorate with Daylight
Many studies have shown just how effective natural light can be to our daily routine. People who are surrounded by natural light tend to be more positive and productive. Now you can clean the house and do chores while still getting that feeling like you are outside.
One cost effective way to bring light into the house without allowing outside heat from the sun to affect the temperature of a room is to install tubular daylighting devices (TDDs). TDDs provide continuous, evenly dispersed sunlight to interiors even on the gloomiest of days. TDDs capture sunlight through a raised dome on top of the roof and transfer the sun’s rays down highly reflective tubing. The daylight is then dispersed into an interior space through a diffuser at the ceiling level. TDDs are easy and cost-effective to install, bringing the mood-boosting effect of natural light into any home or office space. Solatube Daylighting Systems offer the most reflective tubing among TDDs
Solatube Daylighting Systems cost next to nothing to operate and reduce the need for mechanical cooling during peak rate hours since they do not transfer excess heat from the sun. Solatube Daylighting Systems are not only eco-friendly, but they provide exceptional lighting and can be installed in almost any space.
The new Solatube Smart LED System delivers beautiful natural daylight during the day that seamlessly transitions to energy efficient LED lighting at night. The Solatube Smart LED, a fusion of daylighting and LED lighting, can deliver up to 94 percent in energy lighting savings. It works by harnessing the sun’s (free) daylight during the day and transitioning to cost- and energy-efficient LED lighting at night.
A Solatube Decorative Fixture may also be added to provide a stylish element at the ceiling level. For instance, the new Solatube AuroraGlo Decorative Fixture has an elegant drop down glass bowl combined with cascading lines around the trim to bring style and natural light into your home. These decorative fixtures are perfect to add your own flair to each room while brightening your home for a more refreshing and positive feeling each day.
By adding these small changes into your home, you can save tons of money each month on your energy bill. Not only will you feel better by helping the environment, you will also save money in style!
Refurbish, Don’t Replace
Instead of spending money on new furniture and decor, look around your home for what you can revamp and reuse. For instance, instead of buying a whole new dining room set, try painting or reupholstering your existing set. Nearly everything in your home can be saved and turned into something even more spectacular. Use old wooden furniture to create a series of fun photo frames for the walls. Repaint an old piece of furniture to match energy efficient thermal window curtains. Another option is to completely repurpose an item in your home to something it wasn’t originally intended for. What once was an old desk could be cut down to form the perfect night stand you needed. As a result, you will have a whole new look to your room without spending much time or money.
Don’t Forget the Small Stuff
When renovating your home, or even making small updates, some of the smallest items that are often overlooked can make all the difference in greening your home. You can easily transform a room for under $100 just by painting it. Revitalizing the color of your room can give it an entirely different feel and with eco-friendly house paint, you can go green cheaply and easily too.
Another room often forgotten about is your bathroom. Replace showerheads and faucets with low flow fixtures to significantly reduce your water use. You can cut your utility bill while giving your most often used room a small makeover.
Finally, probably the smallest and greenest item you can address the soonest is adding a recycling system to your home and daily routine. This does not have to involve adding an ugly recycling bin in your house; you can be inventive by creating a discreet system within your living space that suits your family’s style and needs.
Whether recycling in your home or installing a new Solatube Smart LED System, you’re making a difference and imploring small, but meaningful and environmentally sound decisions in your home for much less than you would on a home remodel.