Top Five Eco-Friendly Design Tips

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Home Stager with Design2Sell

With the constant rise in population, it is important to not only create a room that is aesthetically pleasing, but also environmentally friendly. Going green does not have to be a daunting task. With these five easy green design tips you will know what to look for when shopping for echo-friendly products.

Tip 1: Replace fluorescent light bulbs with LED bulbs

Not only do you save energy, but you also save electricity! LED bulbs require significantly less energy to light up a room than fluorescent lighting.  Reducing the amount of energy used can also help reduce the electric bill. So remember LED Not Fluorescent!  

Tip 2: Look for the green label

When purchasing appliances, it is important to look for the ones with a green label indicated that it is a green product. Using green appliances also has a two-fold advantage. Green appliances not only save energy, but they also help save money. So reduce your electric bill and start become friendly with the environment by looking for the green label!

Tip 3: Use Green paint

Regular paint contains many harmful toxins that are dangerous to the environment. Instead, simply look for paints labeled biodegradable. So remember, green paint!

Tip 4: Incorporate Bamboo

Bamboo has become a popular choice in interior design. It is naturally biodegradable and looks great as well. Instead of using regular wood flooring, try using bamboo flooring. So remember, Bamboo is a great way to be trendy and environmentally friendly!

Tip 5: Make recyclables a priority

Purchase items that have been recycled and remade. Companies take existing pieces of products and furniture and reuse them to create great new pieces. So remember recycled items are new found treasures!

Is doesn’t take much to make a positive contribution to the environment. Look for the labels and read up on more environmentally friendly tips. Small steps make a big difference. So start making your house an environmentally friendly home today. You will found that it’s much easier than you thought.

 

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Rainmaker
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Cathy Lee
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Great tips-going GREEN is beocming a standard in our industry.

Sep 21, 2010 06:15 PM #1
Rainer
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Kathy Burke
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It really is starting to become more visible and the norm.....THANKS!

Sep 21, 2010 07:34 PM #2
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Hi Barbara, it's becoming increasingly easier to be GREEN and the best thing is that GREEN paint comes in any color! 

Sep 22, 2010 04:36 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Shar Sitter
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Bamboo flooring is one of my favorites! Not cheap though. :0)

Sep 22, 2010 04:06 PM #4
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We all need to be reminded of how easy it is to do little things that make a Big Difference. THX for this post.

Sep 24, 2010 08:05 AM #5
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Chris Smith
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Good tips that could apply to any and everybody, thanks Barbara

Sep 25, 2010 01:23 PM #6
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Barbara Heil-Sonneck
Design2Sell - Atlanta, GA
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Thanks for all your comments and for visiting my blog

Sep 27, 2010 04:54 PM #7
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Tori Toth
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Great ideas, I want to move my company in the direction of going green, but it's a whole other beast.

Sep 28, 2010 02:06 PM #8
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Great post that demonstrates how easy it is becoming for people to incorporate sustainable, "GREEN" products in their daily lives! One step at a time!

Oct 03, 2010 02:30 AM #9
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Wouldn't it be nice if our mls input forms had more GREEN approved items to select on our listing criteria?

Great tips and thanks for the post.  Have a Great Year!

 

Frank D'Angelo

EcoBroker Minneapolis MN

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Barbara Heil-Sonneck
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Frank, yes that would be great!

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