Tech-Less Rooms

Design Tips from the Experts

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Our design pros are here to give you five ways to improve spending and living at home in a fashionable way. It may cost a little extra to have energy efficiency in the beginning of your transition, but there are continuing benefits including decreased heating and cooling expenses as well as benefits for the environment as time passes.

Tip #1: Windows allow natural light into your home, another energy efficiency must-have. A nice day calls for a lot of windows that you can look out of and open up for fresh air. A simple tip is to dress up your windows with moveable curtains. This gives you a natural ‘light bulb’ that you can turn on and off through your day. Double-insulated windows are also an energy and huge cost saver. They turn down outside noise, energy spent on maintaining home temperatures and are also a value booster when you look to sell your home.

Tip #2: Rooms without technology 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 promote energy efficiency and help create meaningful relationships with your family and friends. Instead of watching Netflix or scrolling Facebook for hours, read a book or play a game with your loved ones.

Tip #3: Shop locally to boost local businesses while saving on shipping and the energy used to get that package to you. Another plus – the more local you shop, the better chance 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 many people in the warm weathered seasons. Even if you don’t have a yard, you can still plant flowers or small vegetables in your apartment. Complement your space and appetite with vibrant colored peppers, flowers and greens to act as a design piece until they are ready to be picked. Another great tip is to gather rain water from a bucket or run-off pipe to water your plants indoors.

We can help you utilize design while remaining energy efficient. You will be satisfied with your home, and so will Mother Nature. And if you have any other questions about how you can increase your home’s energy efficiency, drop by our Sunset Hills showroom, give us a call at (314) 207-0622 or arrange an appointment online.