The Globe and Mail has been covering the latest home renovations from a new home owner’s perspective for over a year.
It is the kind of article you rarely see these days, but the Globe has found the latest trends in the home renovation world, and the latest ways to make your home look like it does on the outside.
Here are 10 tips that can help you save money on home renovations.1.
Make it eco-conscious2.
Get rid of a lot of unnecessary items3.
Get a lot more energy from your home4.
Go for a smaller footprint5.
Reduce your carbon footprint6.
Go bigger than you think7.
Buy a bigger home8.
Go bigger than you thought9.
Buy more energy efficient appliances10.
Reduce energy usage by 5 to 10% on your home1.
Check out our full article here.2.
Find a home that has an indoor air purifying cleaning system, like QVC Air Purifier, or Indoor Air Purifiers.
QVC uses ozone-absorbing cleaning solvents to remove the dirt, debris and mold that accumulates on a home.
You can get an air purification system for around $200 and get rid of many of the odors and allergens that accumulate on the exterior of your home.3.
Cut down on your waste by installing a smart home hub like Amazon Echo or Nest.
Smart home hubs can turn on or off lights and other sensors to help keep your home tidy and energy efficient.4.
Buy solar panels to keep your house powered and your energy usage down.
Solar panels are cheaper than conventional home batteries, but if you do not have a good deal on them, they are still good investments.5.
Check your energy bills to make sure you are getting enough for your energy needs.
If you are not getting enough money, ask your utility to reduce your bill.6.
Check the energy usage on your smart home devices like Amazon Alexa, Nest and Apple HomeKit.
The Amazon Echo has an estimated energy usage of 4.5 kilowatt hours (kWh), while the Nest thermostat is estimated at 5.2 kWh.7.
Go larger than you imagined by building a bigger house.
Homeowners who want to get a lot bigger, like an 80,000-square-foot home with a basement or two bedrooms are looking for more space and bigger appliances.
Make the biggest house you can.8.
Buy some appliances to make yourself more energy-efficient.
If your house has a dishwasher, vacuum, and an electric stovetop, consider purchasing a smaller model or a smaller electric fan, for example.
You will save money.9.
Get more energy efficiency from your electric car.
If the energy savings are minimal, consider a gas-powered vehicle.10.
Go green with a solar energy system.
Solar energy systems can power up your home to about 80 percent of its maximum power.
You don’t need to worry about having too much power, as you can easily cut your electricity usage by 10 to 15 percent with a small solar system.
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