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6 Tips to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

6 Tips to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

There are many ways you can make your home more energy efficient. We’ve talked all about them below. Let’s get to it.

Compost

What’s great about composting is that it doesn’t take a lot of effort or money. You would only need a large container. You would be able to get rid of most of the organic waste in your house.

The fertilizer you produce can be used to grow your own plants and fruit.

Solar Panels

Solar panels can be expensive. However, you would be able to make your energy. This would help you save, as you wouldn’t have to rely on the local power grid.

Governments offer grants to purchase solar panels. You won’t have to pay the cash back. To get approved for the grant, you would need to meet a lot of requirements.

Also, banks may be offering special green loans to purchase the panels. The interest rate you would have to pay would be much lower when compared to an ordinary loan.

Storm Door

Storm doors are placed over the entrance to your home. They can limit energy loss by up to 50%. What’s great is that they can last up to 25- 50 years. Storm doors aren’t expensive either. You will only have to spend a max of $100 on them.

Storm doors prevent energy from escaping, as they have a protective coat and a very low-emissive glass.

Insulation

A big-ticket solution to saving energy would be improving the insulation of your home. Hiring sustainable home builders would let you rebuild sections that have a lack insulation. Yes, you would have to spend a lot of cash. However, the money spent would be an investment. Property value might rise.

The rooms in your house that may be causing the most energy to escape might be your attic or basement. These are the culprits most of the time.

Don’t Do Laundry with Hot Water

Your hot water tank may be sucking up a lot of power. What would help you save electricity would be watching how often you turn the tank on.

Why use hot water when washing clothes? You will be able to get the same job done with cold water too.

HVAC Tuning

Tune your HVAC system at least once a year. You would get it to work at its peak level. This would cause it to be more efficient.

Be mindful of the team you hire to tune the HVAC system. They need to do a good job, as the money you spend would be wasted otherwise.

When it comes to reducing how much power your property uses, there are many things you could do. From the assortment, the best would be to make sure your house is insulated. A lot of energy would leave through the windows, doors and walls otherwise.

Rooms in your house that may not be very insulated could be your basement and attics – they are the culprits most of the time. What would also help with being energy efficient would be installing solar panels. You would be able to make your own electricity.

 

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10 Décor Elements for Your Garden

10 Décor Elements for Your Garden

When well-kept and taken care of, gardens can be turned into one of the most magical spots at home. Not only does it make your house look beautiful, but also creates a wonderful impression. In order to grow a healthy garden, it’s important to ensure healthy growth of plants by watering them, trimming, when necessary, etc.

Especially in today’s new normal, attending to your garden, implementing a change and giving it life can be an extremely interesting hobby to take up during the lockdowns. To add to the natural beauty of your landscape, there are various décor elements available that can be made use of.  Here are a few fun and easy ways to decorate your outdoor garden space.

Pretty pots

From modern contemporary pots to vintage beauties, adding them to your garden helps give that ornamental touch. You could make the choice of using either clay pots, ceramic ones or even cement ones which you can even DIY yourself.  With the help of pots not only can you give your garden a little personality, but also showcase your favourite plants and maybe even create a succulent corner.

String Lights

If you want to achieve a lovely fairy garden, adding string bulb lights is the first step. Not only do they twinkle and brighten up your landscape during the night time, but also helps highlight the plants and trees in your landscape. Having such a décor element creates a sense of wow-factor as they grab the eye with their magic like beauty whether you choose to string them along plants or a backyard wall.

Little Pebbles

Adding little rocks or garden pebbles can help create texture in your landscape and give it a contrasting look. The beautiful decorative elements can create a sense of change in your garden surfaces as well as enhance its structure. It also has a certain benefit as with pebbles and stones you wouldn’t have to worry about replacing mulch often as they can cover any soil areas that you see fit, even if it’s in pots.

Retreat Corner

Adding in little furniture sets such as appropriate garden tables and chairs for you to retreat into and enjoy some fresh air and garden serenity with family and friends, can make your garden more functional and glorious. It provides you a change of atmosphere to work or study in. With a proper garden dining spot you could even take your meals out or have a tea-party! Retreat corners are often a relaxing and comfy décor idea.

Lamps and Lanterns

If not for string lights, you could provide light to your beautiful landscape by accessorizing them with focal décor elements such as lanterns and lamps. If you have beautiful branches and tress wining through your garden, hanging them on it will help enhance the natural beauty of your garden by spreading a warm and magical glow.

Some of the other décor elements you can implement into your garden are wooden benches, birdbaths and other little things that give your garden space that extra vibes.

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Five Home Office Décor Ideas That Can Make You Love Work

Five Home Office Décor Ideas That Can Make You Love Work

Working from home can get exhausting. The lack of a change of scenery for one can make both your personal and work-life mix. Knowing that your fridge, TV or your bed is only a few meters away can also affect your motivation negatively.

This is why you need a different workspace that is separate from other rooms of your house. But this cannot be just another spare bedroom. Your home office should be decorated in a way that can increase your productivity and boost your work ethic. Here are some important tips that you can follow to turn your personal workspace into the perfect home office for you.

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6 Ways You Can Keep Pimples at Bay

6 Ways You Can Keep Pimples at Bay

Whether you have somewhere to be or are just going to be relaxing at home, you probably don’t want to deal with pimples. People don’t realize this, but there are many things that cause acne to flare. We’ve talked everything about them below. Let’s get to it.

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5 Reasons You Need to Buy Custom Furniture

5 Reasons You Need to Buy Custom Furniture

More and more people are splurging on custom furniture. Taking the leap is very beneficial, as you’d be buying something unique. We discussed all the benefits of going this route below. Keep reading.

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Remodelling a Bathroom – 8 Things to Consider

Remodelling a Bathroom – 8 Things to Consider

Remodelling your bathroom would make your home feel new. Everything to know before taking the leap is discussed below. Keep reading.

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