Interior Design And Decor Ideas For 2020!

With 2020 just around the corner, it’s time to think about how to keep your home up on the latest trends! For interior and exterior alike, there are many home trends to check out for the upcoming year. Whether you’re planning a big renovation or a small redecoration, be sure to keep up with which trends are over, which ones are on their way, and which are here to stay! Here are a few to keep your eye on, if you’re looking to mix things up.

 

Nepal And Tibet Hand-Knotted Rugs – Rugman

What do you do when you want the comfort and quality of a hand-knotted rug (which, unfortunately, does not exist in machine-made rugs) and the fashionable style of a modern rug? In this case, Nepal and Tibet hand-knotted rugs would be an appropriate choice for you, since they have modern design and high-quality material, usually a combination of silk and wool.

Rugs from Nepal, Tibet and the Tibetan diaspora in India are collectively called Tibetan rugs. Tibetan rugs have existed since antiquity and some of the earlier ones have floral and tribal designs. They had a different knotting style than rugs of other regions and also lacked the intricacy of Persian rugs. Traditional Tibetan rugs, however, were never very popular on the world market, and so Tibet and Nepal rugs were little-known until their weavers accommodated themselves to the change in Western preferences toward modern home decor. When this happened, Tibetan rugs became very popular worldwide, particularly in the West, such that almost all Tibet and Nepal rugs on the market today have a modern design.

Today, thanks to Nepal’s and Tibet’s strong export industry and the popularity of modern rugs in the West, the rug industry in these regions are booming.

 

Build Your Own Shoe Cubby – Art And Home

When you are short on space, storage can be at a premium. This clever and creative DIY storage idea will help you maximize your space and minimize the clutter in your home by giving you a place to store things until they are needed.

From some of the brightest minds in DIY storage solutions, we have pulled together some truly unique and clever ways that you can create storage areas in almost any room in your home.

Here’s antique mail sorter turned stylish shoe storage was seen last year in my mudroom reveal and in my DIY chalkboard Calendar post.

 

The Best Curtain Colors for a Cool Winter Vibe – Lushes Curtains

Curtains

Color psychology is so important when you are decorating for a cool winter vibe. Some colors can actually make you feel calmer, more relaxed and more laid back and create the sense of cold and chilliness. Here are a few examples of the best luxury velvet curtain colors to choose when you want to create a chilly winter vibe;

Light blue – Yes, light blue is of course on the top of our list. The color blue is great for relaxing your mind but it also creates a sense of cold. When you step into a room with light blue velvet curtains you will immediately feel a lot chillier even though the room might be warmer.

Mint green – Mint green gives a fresh and minty vibe and is also great for creating a cool winter vibe in a room. You can definitely choose a minty or light green luxury curtain to simulate a wintery look.

Light purple – Light purple is also a chilled and cool color that will make your home feel a lot chillier on a hot summer day. It is a great color for a modern home look and light purple curtains will certainly look beautiful.

Light denim – A light or washed out denim color also simulates a chilled and cool feeling and the fact that denim is so laid back also makes this a good color for a chilled room.

Turquoise – Turquoise is a mix of green and blue which means it will also work perfectly for a winter vibe. Just stick to a light turquoise and you can instantly create the sense of winter in a room.

Cool colors are great for controlling your home’s temperature much better and with the right set of light velvet curtains, you can enjoy a fresher and cooler home with a sense of luxury.

 

Looking for remodeling inspiration? Start with your floors – MK Remodeling and Design

Some people struggle to commit to remodeling because they can’t settle on the reason to do it. Should you remodel for yourself? Should you remodel for resale? The answer depends on your timeline!

If you see yourself moving in five or so years, think about remodeling for resale. That means going over a list of things buyers like with an expert, such as a designer or real estate agent, and coming up with a cost-efficient plan.

If you don’t see yourself moving for 10 years or so, if ever, then personalize away! Make that home the living space of your dreams. Remember, the best return on investment is happiness.

We would like to suggest hardwood floors!

First, they offer great value. Most hardwood floors recoup 70%-80% of their value! Getting their money’s worth is often the most important factor to consumers.

Second, they have universal appeal. If you plan on selling in the future, hardwood floors are in demand, according to the real estate pros.

Finally, they last a long time. With proper care, hardwood floors offer the longest life span versus other flooring materials, the article says. And that threshold for proper care is pretty minimal.

Hardwood Flooring

 

Top Trends In Bathroom Tile Design – Superior Renovations

Nowadays, picking out the best tile for bathroom renovation is an overwhelming task because of a variety of factors you need to consider, such as texture, color, shape, and design. In the past, it was easy to choose the best tile for remodeling purposes since functional benefits such as low maintenance, durability, and water resistance were the only things considered. However, this is the opposite of this era. Today, the tile’s aesthetic impact has the same weight as its functions. As a result, manufacturers have made several changes on their selections to provide unique tiles to the homeowners. From the current research, we have come out with the top trends in bathroom tiles in 2019 that every homeowner should consider when deciding to renovate their home. These trends essentially covers the tiles’ patterns, finishes, shapes, and colors.

  1. Subway Tiles
  2. Hexagonal Tiles
  3. Geometric Tiles
  4. Dark And Stormy Tiles
  5. Spanish And Moroccan Tiles
  6. Mosaics Tiles

Bathroom Tile Idea

The Interior Design Trends of Spring/Summer 2020 – CB Homes

Although we’re not interior designers, we always like to see the choices our clients make when it comes to kitting out their home. It probably comes as no surprise, then, that we’re back with another interior design trends post – we’ll be predicting all the styles you’re going to see in stores and magazines this spring/summer. If you’re looking to spruce up your home in 2020 and want to be on-trend, look no further.

  • Textures are back in a big way
  • The safari fashion theme spills over
  • Yellow shades will be everywhere
  • 70’s colors mix with Scandi lines
  • Brave it with black
  • Delicate neutrals are in this year

Organize Your Attic, Save Space!

Do you feel like you need a whole separate house just for storing your clothing, hobby items and seasonal decoration and tools? Well, unless you’re a huge movie star, you can’t simply buy a house next door for your storage needs, but what you can do is remodel your attic and free up a whole new world of storage space! If that sounds like something you can do, here are a few practical ideas that will help you organize your attic and save a ton of space around your home.

Boost insulation

First things first, you want your things to be safe while you store them in your attic. While they tend to be less moist than basements, you still need to do some work in order to keep your possessions dry and protected from the elements. Summers tend to be boiling and winters freezing in the attic without insulation, so if you want to store some more expensive things, you’ll need to keep this in mind. Luckily, you can always call a professional to insulate your attic and ensure the safety and coziness of your things. And if you decide to remodel the space in the future and turn it into a bedroom or home office, you’ll have much less work to do.

Install hooks and rods

Once you’ve protected your items, it’s time to start organizing your possessions. If you want to use your vertical space and those tricky nooks and crannies, you can choose to install various hangers and hooks. These are perfect for storing off-season clothing. If you grab some garment bags for protection, you can basically use your attic as an extension of your closet! Install these rods long the trusses or slant of your ceiling and you’re ready to store all your clothing. Most clothing rods come with brackets and screws, so all you need to do is mount it to the wall and make it level.

Add shelves

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While you can just ditch various boxes inside and call it a day, it’s best to make the most out of your attic by installing something to keep your space well-organized. Install some practical storage solutions like shelves and fill them with various boxes and containers. These shelves keep your things visible and organized and you can use all your vertical space by allowing you to stack everything. This way you can grab something from the bottom without having to unstack boxes and boxes of stuff. These shelves are suitable for holding shelf bins for smaller items as well, so you can use them in your garage, art studio or home office.

Invest in plastic containers

Once you have your shelves, you’ll need some sturdy plastic containers with lids to keep your items safe and cozy. These containers are great investments because they have so many uses and they last practically forever. They can also protect your things from moisture, bugs, mice, dust and temperature differences. Just make sure to keep your containers well-labeled. You can either grab stickers and write what’s inside the container or color-code your boxes (red for holiday decoration, white for clothing, green for garden tools and so on). If you choose the color system, you’ll need to do some memorizing, but after a while, you’ll know where to look instantly and save a lot of time.

Make it accessible

Smart Garage storage. Love the short shelf for paint gallons. Love the clear totes built in. It all makes sense!

The harder it is to access your attic, the fewer things you’ll store there—that’s a fact. If you have horrible stairs and dark passages to your attic, you’ll only want to store things you use twice a year. If you want to make the best use of your attic, you won’t do that if you create any barriers towards accessing your space. You’ll need the energy to pick up things and especially to return them in their place. In order to remove some of the barriers, make sure to install sturdy stairs and provide them with practical handrails. Plenty of lighting will also help, both for accessibility and locating your stuff. This way, you’ll be able to pick up and return things easily and avoid leaving clutter in your house. If this is something that requires a team effort, it’s best to hire professionals for removals to pickup storage belongings from your attic. This is to ensure not only your items’ safety but also yours. After all, you don’t want to be taken out by a broken back from too much heavy lifting, do you?

Once you fully secure, organize and equip your attic, you’ll free up so much space in your home that you won’t ever think about moving or renting expensive external spaces!

Make Your Own She Shed

We all know what man caves are—peaceful spots where guys can gather, relax, enjoy action movies, play video games and grab a few beers away from kids and wives. We will not tackle the problematic nature of man caves, but just ask this one question: “Who allowed men to monopolize that”? Most women would love some alone-time or girl time with friends to relax, recuperate and spend time on their hobbies. So, women, forget about man caves and get on board with she sheds! Want to know more about this new thing just for girls? Here’s how you can design your own she shed and make your man super jealous.

Dedicate a spot to your shed

While man caves usually take over the basement or car garage, she sheds are all about the natural environment. If you have a large garden, you won’t have any trouble finding a nice secluded spot for your shed—just look for a spot that’s surrounded with trees, grassy plants and vines. The greenery will give you a gorgeous view and allow you to enjoy your space both when you’re inside and outside. You can also bring nature inside, with your decoration, but if you find a good spot surrounded by plants, you’ll achieve that coveted fairy tale vibe!

Make a list of priorities

Before you even start thinking about your shed and the décor, you need to make a list of priorities. If you’re planning to spend your time in the she shed reading, watching movies with your girlfriends of DIY, you’ll definitely need electricity. If you want to use it for morning yoga and evening meditation, you’ll need good noise insulation and plenty of natural light. Think about how you’re planning to use your space and make a good list of things your shed must contain. This way, you’ll get to choose the right size and shape for your shed.

Build your shed

Garden Shed

You can renovate your unused garage or do some work on a utility shed. Remember that your space doesn’t have to be super huge, especially if you want to use it for relaxation and solo you-time. If you don’t have a space to claim, you can check the internet to find a perfect shed for you and your needs. Today you can find all sorts of sizes and styles of sheds, so find something that will give you enough space for your activities and provide you with comfort. Most new sheds are very easy to erect and customize, so you’ll not have any problems with this step.

Start decorating

Once you have the space ready, you can start the fun part, decorating! This step allows you to be as creative as you want and add touches of coziness, practicality and personality. Start with repainting the space and giving it that homey feel that will inspires you to work and motivates you to relax and unwind. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on new furniture and decoration, you can hit yard sales and thrift shops and find amazing items with plenty of character.

Boost comfort

She sheds are all about comfort, so consider this: get an L-shaped sofa and cover it with fluffy soft pillows and make space for a bean bag or two to accommodate your all friends. If your space is tiny, you can go very tropical and choose to install a hammock. Cozy blankets and warm rugs are a must, especially if you’re aiming for a very chic, Boho vibe. Put a small central table near, so you can always have your cocktails and remote at arm’s length. How does Netflix and nap sound to you?

Give it personality

Your she shed needs to reflect your personality, so give it some style. If you’re outdoorsy, build a little patio and some outdoor furniture for catching the sun. If you love gardening, fill the space with your fave plants and flora-inspired decoration. No matter what you choose, you’ll certainly find some accessories that will complement that space.

Don’t neglect safety

Finish off with a few safety features. Add a smoke detector, ensure your wiring is safe and your roof is in top shape. After all, your she shed should be a place of relaxation and comfort—you don’t want to find yourself worrying about the security of your things and your visitors.

Once you’re done with design and decoration, it’s time to enjoy your private piece of heaven. Who says men should have all the fun? You deserve to relax and unwind from time to time, no matter if you’re an aspiring businesswoman or a stay-at-home mom.

Get Your Home Renovation Tips From Pros!

Every few years we make a decision to make a home renovation, but that is a easy part! The hardest parts are where to begin and what exactly to do. To ease your mind we have tips from professionals that are working on home renovations and decoration on daily basis!

 

Italian Style Bedrooms – Home Decoration Tips By Deriasworld

While researching to buy a bedroom, you have often heard of the Italian style bedroom concept. Come, what’s the Italian style bedroom? Let us give you the answer to the question.

Italian-style bedrooms, which we encounter a lot in today’s bed types, do not tire your eyes and do not contain interlocking colors. Thus, it provides a simpler appearance. Do not think that this simplicity is a simple simplicity! This simplicity used includes completely noble touches. Italian-style bedrooms, which are also supported by agricultural motifs, have different designs with their development in technology, and this style, which develops day by day, will give you an excellent experience.

By choosing the Italian style bedroom, you have reached simplicity in your room. But you can be from this simplicity with little details. You should make your curtain selection carefully. You should choose a flatter and patternless curtain rather than a colourful and patterned curtain. Because black, white and grey colours are dominant in this style, you should make careful choices. You should choose a more elegant choice in wardrobe selection. You should make this choice between grey, black and white colours and continue its simplicity. You will have a perfect look with the elegant and simple coloured nightstands of your choice.

Contemporary: Minimalist With Natural Light – Selling Warner Robins

Homes with asymmetrical exteriors are usually made of mixed, natural materials. Bamboo and rattan are characteristic of Contemporary homes.

Minimalist in style, many Contemporary homes have larger panels of glass windows (some even offer spectacular views), which allows for great natural light and energy efficiency. Clean, straight lines and neutral colors set these homes apart in your neighborhood.

Minimalist style with ample natural light – along with interior plants and greenery – is trending and easy to achieve in your home. Try clean window treatments, like neutral-colored blinds, to allow the maximum light to come through or think about installing a skylight – we love the pyramid-shaped version.

Contemporary is one of the most popular styles of home, and adding contemporary elements to any redesign is a great way to update in an efficient and effective way.

 

 

Why might you consider a loft conversion or home extension? – Lisa’s Notebook

 

Loft conversions are a great way to transform a property without having to move home. However, they are definitely one of the bigger home improvements that require substantial outlay. So what’s actually involved? Firstly, you need to find a reputable company, ideally one that comes highly recommended. You could even visit some of their completed projects to get a feel for how they operate.

Loft conversions will require professional drawing plans and, in some cases, planning permission too. If you live in a flat, a semi-detached, or terraced property, then a party wall agreement will also be needed. And if you live in a conservation area as well, there are additional hoops to jump through. Lastly, loft conversions need to adhere to building regulations. As a rule of thumb, you need a minimum height of 2.1 metres over 50% of the room after the new floor has been put in.

There are many different types of loft conversion available including: skylight, rear dormer, double dormer, mansard, double mansard and hip-to-gable. So, giving an estimate of costs is tricky as it also depends on where you live in the UK. But once you’ve decided to invest and upgrade your loft space, you can take comfort in knowing you’ve created that beautiful extra room you and your family have been looking for. And, of course, you’ll have added several thousand pounds to the value of your home.

Kitchen Design Trends – NV Realty Group

If you want to create a kitchen that exemplifies your personal taste, have a clear vision, ballpark budget, practical plan, and general timeline before you begin the construction process. As you develop the plan, consider these tasteful kitchen design tips:

  • Custom Cabinets
  • Savor Simplicity
  • Easy Enhancements
  • Goodbye Granite
  • Oversized Islands
  • Hidden Appliances & Beverage Stations Traditionally, homeowners held to the convention that all appliances must be the same brand. Consequently, many an argument ensued between spouses who could not decide between the better brands: kitchen aid stove top? General Electric refrigerator? And Bosch dishwasher? For luxury kitchens, owners should pick the best brand for each appliance, yet smaller scale kitchens appear more uniform with the same brand for all appliances.

 

 

When is it appropriate to remodel your kitchen? – Belk Tile

If you are considering remodeling the kitchen, know that it can be a very big project. There is the planning, the budget and the fact that many times your kitchen will be unusable for some time. So you really want to make sure you’re ready to take the step. Our team at Booher Remodeling Company wants to help you make your decision considering these four signs that it may be time for your remodeling.

  1. You are out of space
  2. Cleaning is difficult
  3. Your appliances are obsolete
  4. The value of your home is at stake

Is the glass backsplash in fashion?

You may be wondering if the use of glass tiles in one way or another will withstand time and is not safe. The glass tile backsplashes are very fashionable and left to last for another twenty years. In terms of styles, it is advisable not to worry too much about current trends, as fashion can change just as it can last.

Determine Renovation Goals – Morris Invest

There are plenty of rental upgrades that make life easier (like these ones here) but it’s important to set priorities for the room you plan on renovating so you don’t lose money. You can’t properly budget for a renovation project without knowing what you absolutely have to do first— so, create a must-do list.

It might look something like this:

● Decide to renovate the kitchen in your rental property

● Choose to take on a full remodel or tackle some DIY upgrades

● Research reputable contractors in the area

● Choose a contractor to work with

● Make an appointment with the contractor

● Research kitchen design trends

● Decide on a design style for your kitchen

● Research costs of your dream kitchen

● Be realistic and set a budget!

A must-do list creates boundaries and helps you hit your goals. If you stray off the path a little, it’s okay— just make sure to refer back to your list so you stay on track during the renovation process and don’t spend money you don’t have.

 

 

 

Kitchen Updates for Rental Property – Wellington Home Team

Are the doors on your kitchen cabinets becoming an eyesore so you are thinking about replacing those cabinets? Try removing the cabinet doors on the upper cabinets and doing a little refurbishment on them as an alternative. Because people tend to pay less attention to the lower cabinets, you can make the uppers your visual priority. Just one cabinet with no door can be an attractive shelf and useful, though you must fill in the holes from the door hardware. However, if the kitchen has all upper doors that are unsightly, removing them all will lower the appeal and functionality. In this case, replace them all. By focusing on the upper cabinets as a set, you do not have to match the lower cabinets, as contrasting upper and lower cabinets is a popular design trend currently.

 

Pay special attention to the “working triangle” – Life Of Creed

The area between your sink, fridge, and range is called a working triangle among the design pros because these three are the main hotspots of any kitchen. So, make sure that these three form an equilateral triangle (when you map them out) to make the entire food prep process much easier. Additionally, decide on the range/sink placement, i.e. the view from there areas.

 

Don’t make a mistake and think that designing is your job! – Renopedia

As a homeowners, you may feel a certain responsibility about the whole kitchen design scenario, but do remember that designing is a designer’s job. You may think you know your needs the best and that is certainly true to an extent, but you have to understand that the professional you’ve hired to do the job is better acquainted with the market price of materials, knows the best contractors, and better understands whether a certain material you want is going to live up to its potential or not.

Guide to revamping your kitchen – The Home

New lights, maybe even a skylight, can freshen up a kitchen, but take into consideration the angle of your roofline and the direction your kitchen faces. A skylight in a kitchen with a southern or western exposure can make the room very hot, even in the winter. When you are planning to brighten up the kitchen with natural or man-made light, keep in mind that this room is usually the hottest in the home due to appliances like ovens and stoves. Use LEDs that are brighter, cooler and more energy efficient. Be sure to get the type that dims without flickering. Mini lights, installed under shelves and where the cabinets meet the floor, can light the kitchen for many uses, eliminating the need for overhead lights.

Kitchen Curtains Ideas – Decor Home Ideas

As usually kitchens are hard-working spaces full of appliances and cabinetry, curtains are a way to soften their look, embellish and enliven them, especially contemporary ones, which, as a rule, are of clean, minimal design.

In addition, used alone or complemented by blinds or shutters, curtains provide privacy as well as light control and heat control.

Keeping kitchen window treatment clean/especially near the stove and sink/ is usually an issue, so, choose easy to clean and maintain options.

If you think you need to add curtains, before making any decision, consider carefully the number of the windows, their location, and the amount of natural light your kitchen gets.

Generally, whether used for functional or purely decorative reasons, curtains are an option to add color, pattern, texture, and visual interest to any kitchen, whatever its style.

However, especially if your kitchen has a garden window with a view, consider a no-treatment window solution.

 

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10 DIY Ways to Upgrade your Kitchen without Breaking the Bank – TSI Shipping

1. Reface & paint your cabinets

2. New cabinet hardware

3. New counter tops

4. Counter top resurfacing

5. Tile back splash

6. Under cabinet lighting

7. Kitchen drawer and cabinet organizers

8. Wall-mounted accessories

9. Modern kitchen art

10. Vinyl flooring with grout

Tips For The Elderly – Senior Lifestyle Mag

Consider Height

Adjusting cabinets and appliances can make a world of difference when you are cooking and using the kitchen space. You may need to raise appliances up, such as a dishwasher or oven for example, or lower cabinets where the top shelves are becoming a struggle to reach. Also make sure you consider the height of your sink, as this may also need raising slightly to prevent stooping or unnecessary bending.

Safe Flooring

It is crucial that your kitchen floor is safe, as having a fall due to slipping or tripping can result in some nasty consequences. You may have had your kitchen floor for years, which is a perfect reason to have it looked at and, potentially, replaced. There are specially designed non-slip tiles, low-pile carpet or textured vinyl that can all be used as safe flooring solutions in your kitchen.

Here are a few other tips to consider when making your kitchen floor safe:

  • Never place a rug in your kitchen as this could cause a tripping hazard
  • If you are having tiles installed, go for slightly smaller tiles as these give better texture and grip
  • Use a floor covering that is non-glare to help improve visibility
  • Make sure the floor you choose is easy to keep clean

 

Latest Trends For Lighting – Yall

Our home is a place where we feel happy and safe. Everything from curtains to lighting reflects our living style. The lighting at our house depicts our attitude and status. So, it should be such that it shows the welcoming, decent, and lively nature of the people residing in the house.

Hence, below are some of the trendy lightings in 2019 for your dream house:

  1. Chandelier
  2. Dimmers
  3. Hanging lights
  4. Floor lamps

 

Incorporate Organic Elements Into Your Kitchen – Digitized House

In most households, the kitchen is the heart and hearth of the home so when the time comes to remodel it, it’s imperative you remain guided by your style and convenience. Preparing delicious meals for your family takes both skill and inspiration so the overall feel and vibe of the space play a vital role. So, incorporating organic elements into your kitchen space can pay big dividends.

  • Decor Choices
  • Plants and Greenery
  • Organic Materials
  • Natural Light
  • Get Cooking in Natural Style

 

Potting Shed

Get Creative With Lightingbroke & chic

Some homeowners really underestimate the importance of lighting. One ceiling light fixated in the center of the room will not provide the right amount of light needed inside your home. It is important to consider adding different types of lighting to enhance your home. You can do this in several different ways.

Ambient lighting is meant to illuminate the entire room. This usually comes from one source. Ambient lighting can include a ceiling light or lights racked along the edge of the ceiling. You can supplement ambient lighting with accent lighting. This includes floor lamps, table lamps, and any form of lighting that can highlight one area of the room.

Consider yourself fortunate if you have plenty of natural lighting inside your home. Natural lighting will save you money on your power bill will also provide plenty of benefits from the natural sunlight. The sun’s rays offer vitamins B and D and boosts your immune system. If you don’t have extra windows in your living room or bedroom, consider adding more during your renovation plan.

 

Interior Designs For Virtual Home Staging

Key features of classic design include:

 Color: Classic furniture style will contain dark and neutral colors such as magohany, beige, cherry, hazelnut, gold or even black in the furniture materials, furniture and texture.

– Interior light: The typical features of light in classical style are crystal chandeliers, lamps made of transparent stones or expensive glass. Normally, a chandelier placed in the center of the ceiling so that the light can be distributed evenly, which gives the interior a finished look.

– Classic furniture: Classic furniture is mainly made from precious woods, expensive upholstery fabrics and natural leather. Often wooden furniture is varnished that makes the interior airy and very furniture graceful. It is appropriate to use gold carving as decor.

To order home design in classic style means to create a unique artistic composition, where every detail is in harmony with others and carefully selected. Use Virtual Staging to choose the most suitable design for your kitchen.

 

5 Green Improvements for Your Home in 2020 – lynchburgtnmama.com

1. Solar PV

Solar panels are an obvious but fair start to the list for green improvements. Solar PV has been around for nearly a quarter of a century but only now in 2020 is it truly being realized as a standard home installation. Most new builds come with solar PV already fitted and those with older homes are quick to get it added to their roofs.

 

Solar panels, Lekdijk, IJsselstein, Netherlands - 3649

2. Energy Efficient Doors

The latest research on heat-trapping suggests that even a tiny gap or crack in your doors can lead to a hefty loss of heat. This drastically affects the energy efficiency of your home and boosts the cost of your energy bills at the same time. Now, energy-efficient doors most commonly made from fiberglass or metal can help homeowners tighten up their heat loss rating and start saving money immediately. Installing an energy-efficient door can help you to instantly save up to 10% on your energy bills.

3. Skylights

Many homeowners would never consider the addition of a skylight as a green home improvement. However, skylights offer some unique advantages to the health of your home environment and to your home’s energy efficiency. In rooms where you currently have no windows such as a hallway, bathroom or utility room homeowners should consider installing a skylight. Not only will the room now benefit from natural light which can help reduce mold, but the sun will help heat the room saving you money on your energy bills.

4. Sustainable Garage Doors

Many homeowners overlook the green improvements of energy efficient garage doors, failing to see how much heat is lost thought the large doors. It’s vital that not only is your garage well insulated but that the garage door itself is energy efficient. Installation of an energy-efficient garage door can significantly improve the energy efficiency of your home. The best eco-friendly garage doors have been created from eco-materials that have been recycled or resued. Ethically sourced materials are also a good choice to further ensure you have the most eco-friendly garage doors. Common materials may include recycled steel or aluminum.

5. Tankless Water Heater

Replacing appliances with energy-efficient appliances certified by Energy-Star is a growing trend among homeowners. The water heater is no exception with new technology enabling homeowners to replace their big old water heater with a state of the art tankless water heater. Not only will this save you space in your home, but it will also effectively reduce your energy bills and improve the energy efficiency of your home significantly. Once your tankless water heater is installed you can expect to immediately save around 20% on your current energy bills, some can even cut your bills as much as 50%.

6. ELECTRIC RADIATORS

Consider using energy-saving electric radiators. Nowadays, these heaters are the number one energy-efficient method and they are pretty easy to install. They can be very stylish and there are plenty of modern designs to choose from.