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Design Tips from the Experts

Our design experts are here to offer 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 ongoing benefits including reduced heating and cooling costs 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 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 gives you a natural ‘light bulb’ that you can turn on and off throughout your day. Double-insulated windows are also an energy and big cost saver. They turn down outside noise, energy spent 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 tend to become less connected with our surroundings and the people we are with. Tech-less rooms promote 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 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 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 lot of people throughout warmer seasons. Even if you don’t have a yard, you can still grow flowers or small vegetables in your home. 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 utilize 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 Binghamton showroom, give us a call at 607-296-0475 or arrange an appointment online.
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