How to Save Money When Making Your Home Green

| October 10, 2012
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When you have the idea of renovating your home for the purpose of going green you should be very cautious when it comes to how much you spend to avoid making this an expensive change. There are plenty of ways that you can achieve a beautiful green home without wasting a lot of your hard earned money. Use the tips that have been given below to see how you can save, yet still be successful in making your home eco-friendly.

Save time & Money–Use a Tinted Primer Paint

If you plan on changing the colors on your walls then you should consider using a primer so that you will know where you will be painting as well as cut the number of coats in half that you plan to paint on your walls. Cover your walls completely with the primer so that none of the old color can be seen through the new coat of paint.

Multi-Task Cleaning your Home

Some people have the gift of being able to multi-task while others just prefer to focus on one thing until they complete it and then start on something else. While in the past it has been said that it is better to focus on one task and then start the next, this is not completely true. In fact, you can actually get more done around your home when you multi-task. One good example would be to clean your toilet while your clothes are washing, or run your dishwasher while you are vacuuming. Everything will get done in a shorter time frame when you do this.

The right Light Bulb Wattage

If you want to go green with the use of light bulbs, then you should choose the correct wattage for each room according to the dimensions of that room. Learn the square footage of each room so that you will know what the right amount of lighting should be. By doing this, you could avoid using too high of a voltage which requires more electricity in a smaller room. By getting a smaller voltage for a smaller room will save on your electricity bills.

Using Bamboo

Bamboo has been known for a while to be an energy efficient natural resource. It can be used for furniture, flooring, countertops, and more. It is used in the place of wood, to save the resource since wood is most commonly used. Bamboo is a lot more eco-friendly than wood is and it is starting to become increasingly popular amongst those that are trying to go green. Better yet, it is cheaper to buy when using it for the purpose of upgrading your home.

Recycle Materials

If you have materials leftover once you have finished remodeling your home, then you should save them and use them for other things; don’t just throw them out. Homeowners come across so many different projects and things that they can do around the house that there is no need to get rid of materials. Perhaps you have some wood that is leftover from home improvements. With that wood, you could build a small wooden wall around your garden or cut it up and use it as mulch in a garden that you have. Your neighbors might even have a use for it; you never know. Whatever you do, don’t just throw it away because it defeats the whole purpose of going green.

Pay Attention to Prices on Color

Colors and patterns on kitchen countertops can differ in price depending upon the brand the color you are looking at. Choose the price that is cheaper but reasonable to what you plan as your theme for decorating. Just go with the overall better deal, so that in return you will be saving money.

Author Bio: Izzy Mackey works for Roofer911 one of the best roofing contractors in the Northern Virginia Area. 

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