Tech-Less Rooms

Design Tips from the Experts

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Our design pros are here to offer five ways to improve spending and living at home in a stylish way. It may cost a little extra to have energy efficiency in the beginning of your transition, but there are ongoing benefits including decreased 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 nice day should have 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 major cost saver. They reduce outside noise, energy consumed on maintaining home temperatures and are also a value booster when you look to move out.

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 important 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 plus – the more local you shop, the more likely 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 raise 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 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 use 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, drop by our Falls Church showroom, give us a call at 703-537-5697 or schedule an appointment online.