Design Tips from the Experts
Our design pros are here for advice on five ways to improve spending and living at home in a trendy way. It may cost a little more to have energy efficiency in the beginning of your transition, but there are ongoing benefits including lower heating and cooling expenses as well as benefits for earth as time passes.
We can help you harness design while remaining energy efficient. You will be satisfied with your home, and so will Mother Nature. And if you have any other questions about how you can improve your home’s energy efficiency, drop by our Danville showroom, give us a call at 217-443-3355 or schedule an appointment online.
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. A simple tip is to dress up your windows with moveable curtains. This means you can have a natural ‘light bulb’ that you can turn on and off during your day. Double-insulated windows are also an energy and major cost saver. They turn down outside noise, energy consumed on maintaining home temperatures and are also a value booster when you look to sell your home.
Tip #2: Tech-less rooms are the new black. In a world of instant connection, we are finding ourselves 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 scrolling Facebook for hours, read a book or play a game with your loved ones.
Tip #3: Shop locally to help out local businesses while saving on shipping and the energy used to get that package to you. Another plus – 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 many people during warmer seasons. Even if you don’t have a yard, you can still raise 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 devour. Another great tip is to use rain water from a bucket or run-off pipe to water your plants indoors.