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Design Tips from the Experts

Design Tips from the Experts

Our design pros are here for advice on five ways to improve spending and living at home in a stylish way. It may cost a bit more to have energy efficiency in the beginning of your transition, but there are continuing benefits including reduced heating and cooling expenses 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 nice 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 will allow you to have a natural ‘light bulb’ that you can turn on and off during your day. Double-insulated windows are also an energy and major cost saver. They decrease outside noise, energy spent on maintaining home temperatures and are also a value booster when you look to move away.

Tip #2: Spaces 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 lasting 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 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 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 many people throughout warmer 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 accent as a design piece until they are ready to be picked. Another great tip is to utilize 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 increase your home’s energy efficiency, stop by our Kingston showroom, give us a call at 845-663-1025 or arrange an appointment online.
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