Tech-Less Rooms

Design Tips from the Experts

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Our design professionals are here for advice on five ways to improve spending and living at home in a stylish way. It may cost a little extra to have energy efficiency in the beginning of your transition, but there are continuous benefits including reduced heating and cooling costs as well as benefits for earth over time.

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. 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 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 browsing 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 lot of people throughout warmer seasons. Even if you don’t have a yard, you can still raise 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 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 boost your home’s energy efficiency, drop by our Petoskey showroom, give us a call at 231-622-4417 or set up an appointment online.