Imagine this scenario – a world where every home is powered by the rays of the sun, every drop of rain that falls on the planet, harvested in wells for usage during the dry seasons, all trash either gets recycled, reused or converted into fertilizer. This isn’t a prediction of modern day utopia. A green world is possible, even today!
Every big journey starts with a small step. By taking small changes towards a green home, you not only reduce waste but also cut down your utility bills significantly.
Here are the top ways to make your Home Green
Switch to LED bulbs
LED bulbs have been available for a long time, but people were reluctant to make the switch because of the initial costs involved. Of late, the costs of LED bulbs have reduced significantly, and it’s easier to invest in them.
Not only LED light bulbs are energy efficient, but they also last longer, meaning you don’t have to spend money on replacing them frequently.
Install Rooftop Solar Panels
Solar panels are a must for all green homes. Imagine this possibility – you can generate your household’s entire electricity requirements, right on your rooftop. Sounds like science fiction, right? But, that’s totally possible. What more, the additional energy you generate can be fed back into the grid, thereby generating a side income for you.
It’s true that solar panels are a long-term investment and it takes around twenty years for you to break even. But then, you up your green score, since you don’t depend on unclean energy derived by burning fossil fuels.
One of the easiest ways to make your home green is to ensure that you use as little energy as possible. And, the biggest energy suckers in your home are your heating and cooling. The best way to reduce this is by improving the insulation in your home. When you invest in proper insulation, you don’t have to waste electricity on cooling or heating your home all the time.
There are plenty of ways to improve the insulation in your home. Start with your walls and flooring. Adding flexible stone thin veneers to your walls not only improve the aesthetics of your home but also help in improving insulation. Stone keeps your interiors warm during winter as it traps the heat and cool during summer as it retains the cold air.
Another option is double glaze your windows and doors. Adding rugs and carpets are an alternative to keep your home warm in winter, thereby reducing the dependence on heaters during winters.
Create Your Compost
Don’t waste leftover food in your kitchen. Instead, turn your kitchen scraps into compost. If you live in an independent home with backyard space, then dig a pit and throw your kitchen scraps and leftover food into it. This rich compost can be used as manure for your plants. Even if you live in apartments, with no backyard space, you can get started in composting, by investing in a compost bin.
Use Sustainable Building Materials
Right from the frame of your house to the materials used in your interiors, sustainable building materials can reduce the impact of your home on the environment. While choosing materials for your home, opt for natural, sustainable materials that can be easily recycled.
Stone is a great choice for a sustainable material. It’s natural and doesn’t contain any harmful synthetics. It’s long-lasting, meaning you don’t have to worry about replacing it often. This is one of the main reasons why top interior designers and decorators in India are using thin flexible stone veneers in their designs.
It’s natural, renewable, eco-friendly and comes with a long lifespan (40 to 60 years) and can be completely recycled at the end of its life.
Go green by choosing flexible, thin-stone veneers. Get in touch with our stone experts to help you find the right Décor slim stone thin veneers for your home renovation project and to avail excellent discounts on bulk purchases.