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Design Tips from the Experts

Design Tips from the Experts

Our design experts are here for advice on five ways to improve spending and living at home in a fashionable way. It may cost a bit more to have energy efficiency in the beginning of your transition, but there are continuing benefits including decreased heating and cooling costs as well as benefits for earth in the long run.

Tip #1: Windows allow natural light into your home, another energy efficiency must-have. A nice day should have a lot of windows that you can look out of and open up for fresh air. An easy 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 throughout your day. Double-insulated windows are also an energy and huge cost saver. They turn down outside noise, energy used on maintaining home temperatures and are also a value booster when you look to move out.

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 encourage energy efficiency and help create important relationships with your family and friends. Instead of watching Netflix or checking Facebook for hours, read a book or play a game with your loved ones.

Tip #3: Shop locally to support local businesses while saving on shipping and the energy used to get that package to you. Another positive – the more local you shop, the better chances you have that 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 a lot of people throughout warmer seasons. Even if you don’t have a yard, you can still grow flowers or small vegetables in your apartment. Complement your space and appetite with vibrant colored peppers, flowers and greens to accent as a design piece until they are ready to eat. Another great tip is to utilize rain water from a bucket or run-off pipe to water your plants indoors.

We can help you use design while remaining energy efficient. You will be pleased with your home, and so will Mother Nature. And if you have any other questions about how you can boost your home’s energy efficiency, come by our Plattsburgh showroom, give us a call at 518-310-2118 or schedule an appointment online.
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