Can you possible live green and still save hundreds of dollars while enjoying a beautiful home? Most home owners who want to help the environment end up spending money just to create a earth friendly home. Don’t sounds like a worthwhile advocacy right?
Home is where most of our personal activities are done and because of this, you want your home to be inviting and comfortable. Renovating or remaking your space is surely in every home-makers “what to do” list but it can be quite difficult for those who want to practice green lifestyle.
Newly renovated space revitalize our mind and soul thus allowing us to be more productive and healthy.
Despite the challenges, there are still ways to renovate you’re the green way without sacrificing too much money and time.
Most interior designers will encourage you to fully replace your carpets because old carpets no matter how much you clean them can still harbours toxins and allergens from outside. This is also a smart way in maintaining your family’s health.
If you do not have the financial capacity to overhaul your carpet, you can use AFM’s carpet sealer that will protect your family from toxins and use HEPA vacuum every week to ward off allergens.
You can also use rugs to replace floor to floor carpeting. Choose fabrics that are made of wool, cotton or hemp for added comfort and warmth. These rugs are also easy to clean compare to carpets.
Plants as Décors
Another great alternative for your home décor is to use plants to freshen up the space. Plants can make your space look beautiful and at the same time cleans the indoor air. There are plants that can effectively naturalize toxins such as formaldehyde and carbon monoxide.
Some choices you can use are bamboo palm, English Ivy and peace lily. To further your effort in green living, reuse unwanted glassware to add aesthetic effect around the house.
Always consider to put the plants where lights are accessible and instead of spreading them around the house, try to group them to make it appear neat.
Repaint Old Colour
Colours can affect out mood around the house and this is exactly what you need when you feel like the house is draining your energy. Repainting creates big change and it only cost a little. To choose the right colour, consider the purpose of each room and pick colour that would correspond to the purpose of the room.
Red and yellow will stimulate the environment while green and blue have a calming effect. Opt for less toxic paints because plenty of these paints can cause health problems. Non toxic paint usually contains milk protein called casein or clay which is friendly to the environment.
Singapore Interior Designer supports green living and understands the needs to create homes that will sustain the environment. There are plenty of ways to have a beautiful home and still saves hundreds of dollars. All you need to do is be creative and not be afraid to think outside the box.
If you think you need more help and ideas on renovating green homes do not hesitate to contact us. Spread the word by sharing these ideas to your friends!