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Developing an Environmently Friendly Home Renovation

Aug 18, 2007
Home renovation is essential as it not only makes your home more beautiful but it also increases its life besides increasing its market value. Moreover, it affords the chance to make necessary changes to the home in tune with the changing needs of the family. However, home renovation should only be carried out, keeping in view the effect of the remodeling work on the surrounding environment and in synchronization with the general architectural trend in the neighborhood.

Moreover, the materials used for the renovation work should be environment friendly.

Encourage Use Of Environment Friendly Materials For Home Renovation

If you are not aware of where to get environment friendly material, you can go online and find out about those companies that provide green materials or products made from green materials. Even your local construction supply store will be able to give information regarding such companies. Basically, these products should not be chemically treated and their harvest or production should be in an environment friendly manner.

Green products use paints that do not have volatile organic compounds and insulation that is made from recycled items such as bamboo, cork or cotton. One of the most common and widely used materials for home renovation is wood and care needs to be taken to minimize tree-felling. You should only use products made from wood that are certified to be safe for usage by Forest Stewardship counsel.

Kitchen counters and other household items should preferably be made with recycled goods like paper, plastics and some special types of wood. Besides being environment friendly, green materials need less maintenance than other construction materials and last longer.

Its not easy to find eco-friendly material for home renovation and as such youll need to do thorough research either on the Internet or by inquiring through the merchants and building materials supply companies. This search might test your patience but the outcome will certainly please you.

Other Avenues Of Making Your Home Environment Friendly

Besides using green materials you can consider the use of other methods for creating an environment friendly atmosphere. Your home renovation can include skylights that help sunlight to pervade your room rather than using electrical energy which is again a big drain on resources. Incorporating solar panels in your roof can provide free energy for various purposes in en eco-friendly manner besides cutting down on your power bills.

In view of the damaging effects that global warming is producing in our lives, it is essential that we turn to green materials for our construction and home renovation needs. We should also use natural insulation and energy-efficient wood for replacing our existing windows.

Recycled glass can be used for flooring and dual-paned glass for windows in order to make your house more environment-friendly.
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