Tech-Less Rooms

Design Tips from the Experts

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Our design pros are here to offer 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 costs as well as benefits for the planet over time.

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 will allow you to have 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 away.

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 promote 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 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 throughout warmer seasons. Even if you don’t have a yard, you can still plant flowers or small vegetables in your house. 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 use rain water from a bucket or run-off pipe to water your plants indoors.

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 improve your home’s energy efficiency, come by our Tucson showroom, give us a call at 520-428-0648 or set up an appointment online.