Take a look at these impactful eco-friendly updates to make to your property.
April is host to Earth Day (22nd), and that means many of us are looking to make better decisions regarding our lifestyle. Our planet is the only home we have to live on and we should protect it as best we can. Being more eco-friendly around your home will not only help you contribute to a sustainable environment, but it can even save you money. To help we’ve rounded up a few eco-friendly upgrades to make to your property.
- Opt for energy-efficient lightbulbs
It’s a small price to pay for energy-saving lightbulbs and they help to conserve the earth’s precious resources. LED lightbulbs, one of the most common energy-efficient lightbulbs, come in a variety of different colors and can easily fit into many types of designer light fixtures, which means you don’t have to sacrifice your stylish lighting design.
- Use reclaimed wood for remodeling
Re-purposing is one of the key tenets of the eco-friendly building. Cutting down additional forests contributes to global warming, and wipes out species that we share this planet with. If you’re planning a new addition to the property or remodeling your kitchen countertops, consider doing so with reclaimed wood.
- Install energy-efficient windows
No one wants to heat or cool a home only for all your efforts to be lost by the air going out the window. Eco-friendly homes use larger windows that make the most of the sun’s natural light and heat, and use energy-efficient sealing and insulation.
- Make your garden green
The maintenance of lawns and gardens is not necessarily environmentally friendly. Living in California, you may know that water continues to be an issue. If you have a rose garden and a vibrant green lawn, you may be overusing water. Instead, create a “green” garden by choosing to plant drought-friendly plants such as succulents, and switch your green grass for a bed of wildflowers native to your area.
Have more questions about home upgrades? Buying and selling a home is no small feat, so it pays to have a trusted, experienced professional on your side! Contact Dean Rathbun when it comes time to finding the perfect plan of action to buy your home. We are happy to help you.