Home Remodeling: Transforming Your Residence into an Eco-friendly Premises

Posted on: 9 January 2017

If you are looking to remodel your home, you will find that a popular theme among interior designers and homeowners alike is green remodelling. This type of remodelling functions to transform your residence into an eco-conscious home, which will help in decreasing your carbon footprint. Moreover, having an eco-friendly home can also translate into a drastic decrease in your utility costs over time, making it an economical change for your omen. If you are in the process of putting your renovation plans in order, below are some of the ways that you can transform your residence into eco-friendly premises.

Eco-friendly bathroom

One of the expensive bills that you pay as a homeowner is your water-related bills. This is because this commodity is used on a daily basis, round the clock. A solution that you can consider when renovating your home would be to chuck your old toilets and replace them with new ones.

The modern, energy efficient toilets can help in saving gallons of water with each individual flush. In addition to this, modern toilets also come with features such as opting for a half flush, which ensures you are economical with your water usage.

Another change that you can make in your bathroom is by installing flow restrictors in your faucets as well as the showerhead. These function to decrease the chances of wasting water by limiting the volume of water available.

Ecofriendly lighting

Another way to make your home more ecofriendly would be to switch out all your lighting. This is especially prudent in older homes that are characterised by incandescent or CFL bulbs. Although the illumination from this type of lighting is bright, it is also quite radiant. This means that the lighting will consume much more power than necessary as they give off heat when they are in use. An eco-conscious lighting option for your home would be the use of LEDs. This type of lighting emits cold light, which ensures that it consumes significantly low amounts of energy when in use.

Moreover, LED lighting has significantly longer lifespan than their CFL and incandescent lighting counterparts. Not only does this mean decreased costs in replacing your light bulbs but it also means decreased waste that ends up in landfills.

To make your lighting even more eco-friendly, you should consider the additional features that would make your bulbs consume less energy. Some of the features available include dimmer switches, occupancy sensors that will switch off the lights automatically when people walk out of a room and more.


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