Looking to more eco-friendly when remodeling your home this season? Here are a few great ways to reduce waste, improve efficiency, and avoid harming the environment both during your home remodel and after.
#1 – Use VOC-Free Products
Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are present in many household products, from aerosol cleaning sprays to certain paints and finishes. These compounds are known to be harmful to the environment, and although small amounts of exposure won’t cause extreme damage, it’s good to use painting products and varnishes for your home remodel that are clearly labeled VOC-free.
#2 – Choose Water-Efficient Fixtures
From low-flow toilets to eco-friendly faucets, there are plenty of fixtures and appliances available to use in your home remodel that are designed to make better use of your water and waste less than traditional systems. Be on the lookout for fixtures labeled with the WaterSense marking when shopping for more eco-friendly products and get water efficiency without compromising your desired level of water pressure.
#3 – Opt for Recycled Materials
Recycling is a huge part of the “green” lifestyle, and if you want to be more environmentally-friendly when remodeling your home, you’re not without a variety of options when it comes to using recycled materials. Whether you want to use wood, paper, tile, concrete, glass, or steel, all of these materials can be recycled and used for:
- Window Treatments
#4 – Get Energy-Efficient Lighting
Want a great way to lower your utility bill while also being kind to the environment? We’ve got two!
- Natural Light: One helpful strategy in reducing energy consumption while also providing your home with plenty of light is to add skylights or windows. If your home remodel includes an area where a window can be built into the wall or ceiling to let natural light in, you can easily cut down on energy usage by taking advantage of daytime sunlight.
- Eco-Friendly Lighting: Remodeling an inner area of your home that doesn’t have direct access to sunlight? Energy-efficient lighting products are available that provide ample illumination while consuming less energy.
Our Home Remodeling Experts Can Help
At Maryland’s Best Remodeling, we’re dedicated to providing homeowners throughout Maryland with the expert, high-quality home renovation services they need. Whether you’re looking for a way to lower future utility bills or simply want to avoid harming the environment while you remodel your home, contact us today to get a free quote for your next home project.