Why are eco-friendly homes so popular these days? Some say that they are leading the charge in modern interior design. This actually has some weight to it because what we’re seeing in every modern home is a whole range of materials. Nowadays it’s not just about design and making the home look spectacular but marveling at how energy efficient it is. We gasp in awe at how many materials have been used in the home. Everything from synthetic, woods, glass, wool, cotton, thermals and more, we want to have in our homes. The benefits of having an eco-friendly home are not just efficiency but a new look in style. You’re also going to be saving quite a lot of money on your ornaments and decor because eco-friendly materials are always natural and not much processing has been done to them. You’re also going to be saving money in the long run because any items that need replacing will not cost you an arm and a leg, Here’s to a new practical living standard.
Your heat shield
The number one benefit from living in an eco-friendly home is that you are more likely to save money on your heating. Insulation is helpful to any home but when you have an eco-friendly style you are much more likely to make bigger savings. Everything is connected in the home. When you have more natural materials that conduct heat, you will find that more heat remains trapped in rooms. However, your best bet is to install a ‘heat shield’ or rather a heat pen. This, of course, needs to be installed on the roof. Take for example cellulose. It’s a very cheap material and has no side effects on the environment. This material is especially suited to be put into walls that are using construction-grade timber. You’ll find these kinds of support beams on the roof. Cellulose is blown into the crevices and because it’s so fine it can be packed in tightly yet put no weight strain on the roof itself. The texture is kind of like rock wool or dust. It keeps all the heat in your roof trapped inside and acts as a blanket.
Triple is better than double
Glass is also a hot topic when it comes to style in the home. Some glass is cheap and doesn’t look very nice. It marks easily and doesn’t wash to a great sheen either. Rainwater and dirt can leave stains on the surface and it’s not very eco-friendly either. This is another place where the home bleeds heat. The windows should be thick and of a high-quality so you save money in the long-term. Double glazing is good but even by today’s standards, it’s not that great. Triple glazed windows are the new standard for eco-conscious families. With another window right in the middle of the vacuum, you inevitably create such a strong bulwark that almost no heat will be lost. It’s also much more difficult for heat-carrying particles to leave your home because they will hit a solid surface three times as well as having to travel through space with no airflow at all.
Around the home
Every small piece of the home you can change into something more eco-friendly is going to help a great deal. It all adds up. You could buy quality hand made laundry baskets instead of having plastic baskets. These are made from wicker and come in a classic vintage retro style. Made from thick lattices, they also have a red and blue wicker ribbon through the middle. They add a minimalist and natural style to your home. Instead of having metal seats and chairs in your house you could have wooden chairs instead of natural woolen upholstery. The wool is cushions are incredibly stylish as this material was used in many of the highest interior design periods in the early-modern period. However, you could also have cotton welcome mats instead of synthetic fibers or any other faux material that needs to be made in a factory. Wicker plant pots are also better than plastic or metal. Stone vases are better than manmade materials too.
Look all around your home and see if you can swap any synthetic or processed material for something more natural like wood or stone. Insulation is the number one priority for any home that deems itself eco-friendly. But use natural materials here as well, such as cellulose for better protection from the cold and trapping the heat in the roof and home.