Do you want to remodel your home for a new eco friendly life style? For many wanting to make better changes to help save money, have environmental benefits, and renew the look of your home, you may want to consider a few options that can help achieve your goal. Today Future Vision Remodeling outlines a few factors you may want to think about when planning to remodel for an eco-friendly home.
Make a Home Renovation Checklist
Before you begin to make any remodeling plans, you will want to do a walk through of your home. Conduct a mini survey and begin writing notes on what you would like to change. Also, make a note of the things you may want to remove from your home. You might want to make another list of unwanted items and see how you may be able to repurpose. Many of your unwanted items contain material that can be recycled. This will help reduce waste and the need for extra or new material that may not be needed.
Shopping for Home Remodeling Materials
Be sure to plan ahead to conserve time, money, and efforts. When shopping for any remodeling project, think of the tools and materials you will need. Try to get everything at once to avoid the need for extra trips for materials and supplies. If it’s a major remodeling project, and you will most likely use the services of a remodeling contractor. We can efficiently make a supply list of all the needed items for you. If you are doing small simple tasks, consider shopping for materials such as recycled plastics, sustainable wood, low-VOC paints, and other eco-friendly materials, including your cleaning supplies.
Knocking Down Walls & Adding a Casita or Other Room Addition
For those who feel crowded in their home and are wanting more space, the typical answer is to add onto their home. Before building add-ons consider another solution first. Look for creative ways to create more space inside your current home and structure. Consider down-sizing items that are not needed in your home. Less furniture can do wonders in providing more space. You can even knock down walls, if they are not load baring walls, to make some rooms bigger. Unused attic space or even the garage can easily be outfitted for another room in your home or to create more space. By reusing the same building for more space, you can save on materials as well as your outdoor property.
Modern Eco Friendly House Plans
Another major consideration when doing a major remodeling to any room of a home is how to reduce the cost of your utilities. There a number of ways to help save on water consumption, such as dual flush or low flow toilets, no drip faucets, and low flow shower heads and faucets. Laundry washing machines and dish washing machines are being designed for water and electrical efficiency. Light fixtures that use less power and are all outfitted with LED light bulbs will also help reduce the electrical needs. Eco-friendly homes are also using smart app technology on many appliances and other devices within the home. A smart thermostat is a great way to reduce unneeded energy. Of course, one of the best eco-friendly solutions of all is installing solar on your roof. Using natural energy is one of the leading eco-friend changes any home owner can make.
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Future Vision Remodeling can help make your home eco-friendly through redesigning, building, and installing features throughout your entire home. When you’re ready to make those changes to your home, contact Future Vision Remodeling today!