We all want to do our bit in saving the environment, so if you’re embarking on a home renovation soon, here are a few environment-friendly home improvement ideas to take into consideration:
1. Low VOC paint
Painting green doesn’t mean painting the walls in lime or emerald but choosing paints with a low VOC (volatile organic compounds) that don’t emit toxic chemicals into the air that are bad the environment.
These low-chemical paints are not only significantly better for the environment, but are better for your health too and won’t give you that sickly, dizzy feeling that is coming when working with VOC paints.
2. Solar panels
Solar panel installation can be costly, but the return on investment is substantial in an economic climate where traditional energy consumption is becoming more expensive.
The main benefit of solar panels is the long-term gains for the environment but if you ever choose to sell your home, solar panels add to your property’s market value considerably.
3. Window shutters
Window shutters improve your home’s value as well as adding to its aesthetical appeal. They’re also kinder to the environment as they are proven to be an effective form of heat insulation helping to save on your annual bills.
It is thought that we lose ten times more heat through glass than a typical wall, making windows one of the most porous parts of the home. Shutters act as a barrier and prevent heat loss.
To discuss your shutter options and the benefits of shutter blinds, or to book your free no obligation in-house survey, contact Totally Shutters today on 0203 960 6963. All shutters from Totally Shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.