In today’s society there is so much information available to consumers that can help them make informed decisions. Whatever topic you are interested in you are typically able to find tons of information by simply searching on your smart phone or computer. Many consumers are interested in making sure that they are doing their part to help protect the environment. There are many different ways that you can lessen your carbon footprint. One way is to remodel your home in an eco-friendly manner. If you are interested in this but have no idea what that entails keep reading! Future Vision Remodeling has some excellent ways that you can remodel your home with the ecosystem in mind.
Eco Friendly Building Materials Used in Construction
The first thing that you will want to do is make sure that you choose all of your building materials wisely. It would be a shame to not fully do your homework and end up with products that will hurt the environment on accident. The best way to do this is to use local materials whenever possible. Composite materials made of recycled wood and plastics are available for lots of your projects. Choosing engineered wood products is also an excellent choice.
Refinish Cabinets & More During Remodel
Recycling is one of the most integral parts of living a green lifestyle. Whenever you can you will want to refinish or refresh your existing products and materials instead of replacing them. This will help save the environment as well as your pocketbook. Refinishing what you already have helps reduce the emission from the manufacturing and transportation of new materials. As you look at your home you may be surprised at how many existing pieces that you can rework in your remodeling project. The environment will be a better place as we all strive to do our part by refreshing or refinishing your current materials.
Deconstruction VS Demolition
When homeowners begin thinking about remodeling their home many times demolition is part of the process at some point. The problem with this is that the demolition process has an immense negative impact on the environment. Whenever possible you will want to try and deconstruct instead of demolishing. You will find that many times you can reuse light fixtures, molding, cabinets, and doors.
Most Energy Efficient Appliances
Most remodeling projects include purchasing new appliances. Purchasing electronics wisely is an easy way to help your home be as energy efficient as possible. When you are shopping for electronics you will want to look at the Energy Star rating on the appliances. Another way to maximize energy efficiency is to place them in strategic places. If you can install your appliances where they will be exposed to the least amount of direct sunlight possible they will be even more energy efficient.
Eco Friendly Toilet & Plumbing
Your plumbing is another area where you can make eco-friendly choices. Installing and maintaining efficient water and plumbing systems can drastically decrease the amount of water that your house will need to function. Your showers, sinks, and toilets can all be swapped out for low-flow devices. Many cities throughout the country are experiencing droughts. If you can reduce the amount of water that you use it will help with this.
Environmentally Friendly Remodeling & More in Redwood City, Foster City, Palo Alto, Saratoga, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Sunnyvale, Campbell, Loyola, Monte Sereno, Mountain View, Santa Clara & Greater San Jose, California
Here at Future Vision Remodeling, we are committed to helping your customers remodel their home as eco-friendly as possible. We love to help you look at all of the ways that you can do this in your home as you remodel. Contact us today!