Tech-Less Rooms

Design Tips from the Experts

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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 bit more to have energy efficiency in the beginning of your transition, but there are ongoing benefits including reduced heating and cooling bills as well as benefits for earth over time.

Tip #1: Windows allow natural light into your home, another energy efficiency must-have. A beautiful 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 means you can have a natural ‘light bulb’ that you can turn on and off through your day. Double-insulated windows are also an energy and big cost saver. They turn down outside noise, energy consumed on maintaining home temperatures and are also a value booster when you look to move away.

Tip #2: Spaces without technology are the new black. In a world of instant connection, we tend to become 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 boost local businesses while saving on shipping and the energy used to get that package to you. Another positive – 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 many people during 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 act as a design piece until they are ready to be picked. Another great tip is to gather 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 satisfied with your home, and so will Mother Nature. And if you have any other questions about how you can increase your home’s energy efficiency, come by our San Antonio showroom, give us a call at (210) 361-3496 or schedule an appointment online.