How to Sustainably Remodel your Home [Guide]

Whether you can’t wait to implement a new interior design style you’ve always dreamed of, or are getting ready to make more room for your growing family, the thought of remodeling your home can be incredibly thrilling.

As you walk through the steps of how to accomplish enhancing your living space however, it can also become overwhelming. When remodeling your home there are many things to consider such as:

  • What parts of your home do you love that you want to keep?
  • What should be nixed and started over from scratch?

As you begin to research the vast amount of options for home remodeling, you will want to decide where sustainability falls into your remodeling priorities.
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Make your own Homemade Organic Fertilizer [Infographic]

Making your own natural fertilizers is a safe and effective way to grow a lush, chemical-free garden.

Since there are multiple options for DIY natural fertilizers, you may want to experiment with different formulations in different areas of the garden. For example, you could try compost tea for acid-loving plants, fireplace ashes for plants that prefer more alkaline soil, and recycled aquarium water for fruits, vegetables, herbs, and even houseplants.

You can switch things up further, using different natural fertilizers at different times of the year. Ashes may be more abundant in the spring after an entire winter of fires, and your compost might not be ready until the end of summer when the heat has worked its magic to transform waste into nutrient-rich soil.

Experiment with different kinds of natural fertilizers to see how DIY recipes provide the best results in your garden.

Depending on the type of natural fertilizer you choose, the “green” approach to gardening can also help you reduce waste and reuse or recycle natural materials, making DIY fertilizers both inexpensive and environmentally friendly.

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Eco-Friendly Ideas for a Homeowner [Infographic]

If you think that implementing eco-friendly measures in your home is more expensive than it’s worth, it’s worth considering that most of these measures involve short-term spending for long-term saving. Ultimately, the costs of installing new features will end up being recouped in the long run. Also, homeowners who make their homes more environmentally friendly often feel satisfaction that they are doing their bit for the good of Mother Nature.

If you would like to improve the eco-friendliness of your home, there are some very simple and inexpensive measures you can take as a very good starting point. For instance, opt for energy-saving light bulbs with low wattage that will last you for much longer than traditional incandescent bulbs. Also, get into the habit of using washing machines and dishwashers only when they are full, as using these appliances with half-loads or less is a highly inefficient practice that will serve only to plump your utility bills.

If you are very serious about living in an eco-friendly home, projects such as installing solar panels on your roof and adding insulation to walls will drastically reduce your carbon footprint and greatly boost your home’s value if you decide to sell it further down the line. These are prime examples of how a relatively minor investment now could reap substantial savings in the longer-term.

This infographic from EZ Living Interiors explores a few more ways in which you can transform your home into an impressively eco-friendly residence.

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Green Ways to Remodel Your Home [Infographic]

As we experience more and more effects of the climate change, more people choose to go eco-friendly in all spheres of their lives. The demand for organic, green and natural products and services is bigger than ever before so many branches of the industry, including construction, are becoming more environmentally conscious. So, if you’re thinking of refreshing your home, think about our planet and go green with your remodel.

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Shrinking Houses: A new age of Space-Efficient Living [Infographic]

With an increasing demand for housing in the UK and strict planning restrictions, developers are attempting to fit as much real estate as possible within smaller and smaller areas.

This means that most new builds are half the size of the homes being constructed at the start of the 20th century.

Despite this eye-opening reality, there are plenty of people who are happy to sacrifice space for location – especially moving closer to the capital.

FLEXiSPACE has looked at this trend, determined the main pros and cons of smaller house living and even looked around the world for extreme examples of homes which push the limits of square footage.

Read on to find out whether you’re cut out to thrive in this new era of space-efficient living.

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