Tech-Less Rooms

Design Tips from the Experts

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Our design experts are here to offer 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 reduced heating and cooling bills as well as benefits for earth over time.

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

Tip #2: Tech-less rooms are the new black. In a world of instant connection, we seem to be 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 positive – the more local you shop, the better chances you have 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 house. 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 use 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 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, come by our Washington DC showroom, give us a call at 301-957-7000 or arrange an appointment online.