Tech-Less Rooms

Design Tips from the Experts

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Our design pros are here to offer five ways to improve spending and living at home in a fashionable way. It may cost a little extra to have energy efficiency in the beginning of your transition, but there are ongoing benefits including decreased heating and cooling costs as well as benefits for earth in the long run.

Tip #1: Windows allow natural light into your home, another energy efficiency must-have. A perfect day should have a lot of windows that you can look out of and open up for fresh air. A fun tip is to dress up your windows with moveable curtains. This gives you a natural ‘light bulb’ that you can turn on and off during your day. Double-insulated windows are also an energy and big cost saver. They turn down outside noise, energy used on maintaining home temperatures and are also a value booster when you look to sell your home.

Tip #2: Spaces 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 promote energy efficiency and help create important 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 plus – the more local you shop, the better chance 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 throughout warmer seasons. Even if you don’t have a yard, you can still plant flowers or small vegetables in your home. Complement your space and appetite with vibrant colored peppers, flowers and greens to act as a design piece until they are ready to eat. Another great tip is to use 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 improve your home’s energy efficiency, stop by our Baton Rouge showroom, give us a call at (225) 217-2592 or schedule an appointment online.