Eco Friendly Renovations
Eco Friendly Renovations For Your Home
With the state of the planet continuing a slow decline, it has never been more important to each do our bit. While you might recycle, bike to work, walk the kids to school, and try to use as little water as possible, there are still many more things you can do. If you are looking to get some renovations done your house, think carefully about how these can be done to cause as little damage as possible to the environment. There are so many options out there to help improve your carbon footprint; here are just a few that we have put together.
Add eco-friendly radiators to your home
Did you know that heating can be one of the most damaging things in your home for the environment? Traditional methods can be very wasteful and also costly for you. This is why it is a good idea to look at eco-friendly heating solutions to replace your old gas boiler. There are a few different options you can choose from, such as ground source heat pumps, air-source heat pumps, infrared panels, biomass boilers and electric radiators. Each has different pros and cons, and there are some really informative resources out there to help you decide which is best for your home.
Decorate with eco-friendly furnishings
If you are looking to upgrade the way you furnish your home and also make sure it is good for the environment, eco-friendly furnishings are the way to go. There are so many places out there which offer eco-friendly items that you are spoilt for choice. Try looking for reclaimed furniture on Etsy, heading to charity shops or flea markets, or searching online. By doing a quick search, you can find many items that are ethically made and friendly to the environment. Opt for natural materials when possible, such as bamboo or wood and check that the source is viable.
With so much rainwater falling each year, why let it go to waste? You could use a water butt to collect it and water your plants or invest in a rainwater harvesting system. You could also look into getting your toilet adapted to a low-flush toilet and your shower to a low-flow showerhead which wastes a lot less water than the more conventional designs.
Choose eco-friendly walls and floors
If you are renovating your home and replacing your walls or floors, try to opt for eco-friendly materials instead. Wood, cork or Marmoleum are some of the most popular choices, and from the right supplier can be 100% natural. You could also choose recycled building materials which prevents them from going to a landfill.
These are just some of the top ways that you can do an eco-friendly renovation on your home. Think carefully about the environment next time you need to alter anything on your house and choose the option that is best for the planet. It might be slightly more costly, but is well worth it in the long run and should last longer too!