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How can you make your home eco-friendly?

5 Ways to make your home eco-friendly.


Home is the word that is associated with peace, tranquility, and comfort. Your own abode in this hustle and bustle of the world where you live in peace with your loved ones. At the same time, we are trying day and night to give better houses and facilities for our loved ones to live in. It is not surprising that many people are seeking to convert their private sanctuary into a habitat that can live in harmony with the environment.

After all, being eco-friendly in the environment we live in today is not a service to society or nature, but a necessity. It is the need for our permanent life and can leave a better environment for our future generation.

Designing our eco-friendly homes is an effective way to reduce our carbon footprint. While there is an initial investment involved in building a Green Home, the true value of this Green Home will be understood in the years to come. An eco-friendly home can cut environmental costs on many levels. You try to use less electricity and try not to use products that can harm the environment. There are many simple and cost-effective ways to design an eco-friendly home.

1. Use sustainable building materials: Green homes use eco-friendly or eco-friendly products that reduce the impact of construction on the environment. Every part of your home such as roofing material, building material, cabinets, counters, and flooring needs to be eco-friendly.

Use locally found products such as reclaimed wood, recycled plastics, recycled glass, or natural products such as bamboo, cork, and linoleum that are made from natural, renewable materials.

2. Use Light: If possible, incorporate large, stained-glass windows into your home’s design. Even with regular windows, let natural light into your home, rather than blocking them out with large screens. Do not turn on the light when it is not necessary.

In addition to helping you cut down on your energy bills, natural light will also provide a complete energy addition to your living space. When installed, both LEDs and CFLs cost more but use far less energy than conventional bulbs. And they are long-lasting, and also play a role in significant savings in the long run, making them ideal for use in eco-friendly homes.

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3. Plant some greens: If there are no trees around your house, now is the time to plant some and watch them grow. If luckily you have them, make sure you don’t cut them. Trees provide shade which keeps the house cool. Take a step further and bring greenery indoors. Planting indoors has been known to cut down on some pollutants while keeping the air temperature down – a great way to have a healthier home while reducing the cost of running air-purifiers and air-conditioning.

4. Use recycled furniture: While it’s tempting to pick up cheap and readily available furniture from a popular retailer, nothing is more exciting than considering picking up some furniture made from recycled/recycled materials. Take a tour of your local antique market for ideas, find vintage pieces of furniture, and take them to the carpenter to recycle. Not only does it make your home eco-friendly, but this furniture will have far more qualities than the usual cookie-cutter designs.

5. Protect the durability and lifespan of your construction: Long-lasting construction is the surest way to be eco-friendly. For foundation, insulation, interior, and exterior wall, there are now a variety of eco-friendly materials that protect the structure while maintaining its longevity. Investing in a quality exterior coating like Dr. Fixit Raincoat not only gives your construction better waterproof benefits during rains but also saves energy by providing excellent heat insulation in the non-monsoon months.

Good quality waterproofing solutions are supporting healthier homes, higher quality construction, less maintenance, and most importantly, you are supporting more sustainable ways of doing things. Plus, it saves you some major headaches, a lot of money you spend every year on repairs.

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Jagisha Arora

MA in History. Writes on gender, caste, and social issues. Believe in Dr. BR Ambedkar and Democracy
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