When it comes to remodeling your home, getting the space you want and the functionality you need is undoubtedly at the top of the list. These days, many homeowners are also interested in using green building materials and maximizing energy efficiency, as well. Construction can take a toll on the environment, but thankfully there are plenty of quality products today that are designed with efficiency in mind. Simply remodeling your current home instead of building a new home from scratch has a much smaller environmental impact. So, the good news is you’re already heading down the right path.
Sustainability in Your Home Remodeling Project
Choosing systems and products that are eco-friendly when remodeling your home is a great place to start. Looking over your plans and finding areas where you can be more energy-efficient or can cause less impact on the environment can be challenging. Here are some things to consider when making decisions about your eco-friendly home remodel.
Appliances: Most appliance companies today offer energy-efficient options. These appliances may not use heat when drying (dishwasher) or may use less water (washing machine). Research your options thoroughly.
Low Flow Fixtures: Toilets and faucets that offer low water flow can make a big impact on the amount of water your home uses.
Water-heater: Consider an on-demand water heater that uses significantly less energy.
Collect rainwater: Adding rainwater tubs to your gutter system or, better yet, to your plumbing can significantly reduce water consumption.
Low VOC Paint: Low or free VOC (volatile organic compounds) paint is less harmful to people and the environment because it releases fewer gasses into the air.
Flooring/Materials: Choose sustainable materials whenever possible. Flooring such as bamboo is plentiful and sustainable. There are similar options in almost all home construction materials categories.
Salvaged Materials: Barn wood, metals, and other unique materials from old buildings can be used and reused while adding charm to your home.
Stone: Opt for stone when possible. It is an abundant and natural material.
Solar Panels: A considerable energy saving option is to add solar panels to your roof.
ContractorMen is your Eco-Friendly Contractor
Each room in your home can benefit from eco-friendly remodeling choices. ContractorMen in Dawsonville, GA, is always ready to help homeowners find just the right eco-friendly materials and solutions when remodeling their homes. The choices are plentiful and beautiful. If you are planning on a green home remodeling project, ContractorMen would love to provide a free estimate. Call (404) 801-5656 or contact them online to get started on saving the planet, improving your home, and being more energy-efficient starting today!