Design Tips from the Experts
Our design professionals are here to offer five ways to improve spending and living at home in a fashionable way. It may cost a bit more 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 earth in the long run.
We can help you harness 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 improve your home’s energy efficiency, come by our Davenport showroom, give us a call at 563-202-8576 or arrange an appointment online.
Tip #1: Windows allow natural light into your home, another energy efficiency must-have. A nice day requires 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 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 turn down outside noise, energy used 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 can offer energy efficiency and help create meaningful 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 support 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 a bunch of 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 eat. Another great tip is to utilize rain water from a bucket or run-off pipe to water your plants indoors.