The Home and Garden Network has created a movement around home renovation, inspiring people and families of all ages to change or update their homes. Whether you’re remodeling your kitchen (which 76% of home renovators do), bathroom, or are simply interested in altering its style, you don’t need to damage the environment to achieve your desired look.
Environmental preservation has never been so important. Human beings are now aware of the impact they have on the earth, each person’s carbon footprint leaving a very real and lasting mark. Pollution plagues our planet in all forms — light, chemical, waste, noise –, and is creating a future that is much darker than any of us expected. You don’t need to add to that problem just because you want a new living space. Whether you’re overhauling your entire home or just want to make a few eco-minded changes, this article will give you some environmentally-friendly home-reno ideas.
You can refuse to contribute to this devastation by seeking out wood furniture that is considered ecologically-friendly. Researchers say it’s not just about the type of wood, it’s where you get it from, stating the key is finding wood that has been certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC). The FSC guarantee that wood harvested from forests is responsibly managed, socially beneficial, environmentally conscious, and economically viable.
You can do your part to change the trend by ditching your water bottle habit. Install a water dispenser instead: they’re efficient and produce no plastic waste, but still offer refreshing and clean, filtered water.
Eco-friendly doesn’t mean cheap or low quality. You can incorporate reclaimed wood in your floors and tables, eco-leather in your couches and chairs, and swap out the bottle for the limitless dispenser and still have a beautiful home that is entirely your own; you’ll just be doing your part to keep our environment as healthy as possible.