Tech-Less Rooms

Design Tips from the Experts

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Our design experts are here to offer five ways to improve spending and living at home in a fashionable way. It may cost a little more to have energy efficiency in the beginning of your transition, but there are continuing benefits including lower heating and cooling bills as well as benefits for the planet as time passes.

Tip #1: Windows allow natural light into your home, another energy efficiency must-have. A perfect day calls for 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 throughout your day. Double-insulated windows are also an energy and huge cost saver. They turn down outside noise, energy used on maintaining home temperatures and are also a value booster when you look to move out.

Tip #2: Rooms without technology are the new black. In a world of instant connection, we seem to be less connected with our surroundings and the people we are with. Tech-less rooms can offer energy efficiency and help create meaningful relationships with your family and friends. Instead of watching Netflix or scrolling 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 benefit – the more local you shop, the more likely 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 throughout warmer seasons. Even if you don’t have a yard, you can still raise flowers or small vegetables in your home. Complement your space and appetite with vibrant colored peppers, flowers and greens to be used as a design piece until they are ready to eat. Another great tip is to utilize 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 pleased with your home, and so will Mother Nature. And if you have any other questions about how you can boost your home’s energy efficiency, come by our Kansas City showroom, give us a call at 913-246-5101 or set up an appointment online.