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 continuous benefits including decreased heating and cooling costs as well as benefits for the environment as time passes.

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 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 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: Rooms without technology are the new black. In a world of instant connection, we are finding ourselves less connected with our surroundings and the people we are with. Tech-less rooms encourage 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 benefit – 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 lot of people in the warm weathered seasons. Even if you don’t have a yard, you can still raise flowers or small vegetables in your apartment. Complement your space and appetite with vibrant colored peppers, flowers and greens to be used as a design piece until they are ready to devour. Another great tip is to utilize rain water from a bucket or run-off pipe to water your plants indoors.

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 boost your home’s energy efficiency, come by our Annapolis showroom, give us a call at 240-293-1068 or arrange an appointment online.