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Design Tips from the Experts

Our design pros are here to give you five ways to improve spending and living at home in a fashionable way. It may cost a bit more to have energy efficiency in the beginning of your transition, but there are continuous benefits including lower 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 beautiful day requires a lot of windows that you can look out of and open up for fresh air. An easy 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 major cost saver. They reduce outside noise, energy consumed 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 seem to be less connected with our surroundings and the people we are with. Tech-less rooms promote energy efficiency and help create lasting 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 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 plant flowers or small vegetables in your house. Complement your space and appetite with vibrant colored peppers, flowers and greens to be used 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 harness design while remaining energy efficient. You will be satisfied 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, stop by our Victoria showroom, give us a call at 250-475-1277 or set up an appointment online.
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