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Design Tips from the Experts

Design Tips from the Experts

Our design experts are here for advice on five ways to improve spending and living at home in a stylish way. It may cost a little more to have energy efficiency in the beginning of your transition, but there are ongoing benefits including decreased heating and cooling costs as well as benefits for the planet in the long run.

Tip #1: Windows allow natural light into your home, another energy efficiency must-have. A beautiful day should have a lot of windows that you can look out of and open up for fresh air. A fun 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 big cost saver. They reduce outside noise, energy used on maintaining home temperatures and are also a value booster when you look to move out.

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 encourage energy efficiency and help create important relationships with your family and friends. Instead of watching Netflix or checking Facebook for hours, read a book or play a game with your loved ones.

Tip #3: Shop locally to help out local businesses while saving on shipping and the energy used to get that package to you. Another plus – the more local you shop, the more likely 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 throughout warmer seasons. Even if you don’t have a yard, you can still raise flowers or small vegetables in your home. Complement your space and appetite with vibrant colored peppers, flowers and greens to be used as a design piece until they are ready to devour. Another great tip is to gather rain water from a bucket or run-off pipe to water your plants indoors.

We can help you use design while remaining energy efficient. You will be pleased with your home, and so will Mother Nature. And if you have any other questions about how you can boost your home’s energy efficiency, drop by our Portsmouth showroom, give us a call at 603-945-0181 or schedule an appointment online.
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