Design Tips from the Experts
Our design experts are here to give you five ways to improve spending and living at home in a trendy way. It may cost a little more to have energy efficiency in the beginning of your transition, but there are continuous benefits including lower heating and cooling bills as well as benefits for the planet in the long run.
We can help you utilize design while remaining energy efficient. You will be happy 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, stop by our Mankato showroom, give us a call at 507-625-6933 or set up an appointment online.
Tip #1: Windows allow natural light into your home, another energy efficiency must-have. A perfect day should have 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 during your day. Double-insulated windows are also an energy and big cost saver. They turn down outside noise, energy spent on maintaining home temperatures and are also a value booster when you look to move away.
Tip #2: Rooms without technology are the new black. In a world of instant connection, we tend to become 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 browsing 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 positive – 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 a bunch of people in the warm weathered seasons. Even if you don’t have a yard, you can still grow flowers or small vegetables in your home. Complement your space and appetite with vibrant colored peppers, flowers and greens to act 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.