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Design Tips from the Experts

Design Tips from the Experts

Our design experts are here for advice on five ways to improve spending and living at home in a trendy way. It may cost a little more to have energy efficiency in the beginning of your transition, but there are continuing benefits including lower heating and cooling expenses as well as benefits for earth as time passes.

Tip #1: Windows allow natural light into your home, another energy efficiency must-have. A beautiful day calls for 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 throughout your day. Double-insulated windows are also an energy and huge cost saver. They decrease 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 are finding ourselves less connected with our surroundings and the people we are with. Tech-less rooms can offer energy efficiency and help create lasting 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 help out 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 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 bunch 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 eat. 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 satisfied 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, drop by our Minneapolis showroom, give us a call at 612-249-7371 or set up an appointment online.
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