Top Five Eco-Friendly Design Tips

Reblogger Christina Cavins
Real Estate Agent with Irongate Inc. REALTORS SAL.2006006317

Be environmentally friendly, eco-friendly, nature friendly, and green with the following home design tips because going green starts at home. The word "eco" traces back to the Greek word "oikos", meaning 'house'.

Original content by Barbara Heil-Sonneck

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.

 

Design2Sell offers Home Staging & Design Services in the Metro Atlanta area.

Barbara Heil-Sonneck has been featured in several publications. The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Home Improvement Magazine, Radio Shows and has just been selected to be one of 8 Designers showcasing their work at the 2010 Atlanta Homeshow…

For a free home staging proposal, contact us @ 678-778-8642 or www.HomeDesign2Sell.com

 

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