Tech-Less Rooms

Design Tips from the Experts

Published on

Our design experts are here to give you five ways to improve spending and living at home in a fashionable way. It may cost a little more to have energy efficiency in the beginning of your transition, but there are ongoing benefits including reduced heating and cooling bills as well as benefits for earth in the long run.

Tip #1: Windows allow natural light into your home, another energy efficiency must-have. A perfect 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 during your day. Double-insulated windows are also an energy and huge 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: 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 promote energy efficiency and help create important relationships with your family and friends. Instead of watching Netflix or scrolling 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 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 in the warm weathered seasons. Even if you don’t have a yard, you can still plant flowers or small vegetables in your apartment. Complement your space and appetite with vibrant colored peppers, flowers and greens to act as a design piece until they are ready to eat. Another great tip is to gather 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 Mt. Pleasant showroom, give us a call at 989-317-2558 or schedule an appointment online.