5 Green Renovations for Your Home


| 1/20/2017 10:33:00 AM


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Bobbi PetersonPlanning a home renovation is both a fun and stressful task. It’s exhilarating to think of all the ways you can improve your home and turn it into a reflection of your personality, lifestyle, and values. It’s also stressful to consider aspects like budget, time management, DIY vs. hiring professionals, and how to navigate the disruption of your normal routines.

On top of that, conscientious homeowners also choose to consider the environmental impact and sustainability of their projects. That doesn’t mean you have to add extra stress, however. You can take steps toward a greener renovation by following these five tips for renovating your home the clean way:

1. Plan Before You Act

Planning helps you get a full picture of what you need for your remodel. You can create a comprehensive plan that streamlines your efforts and reduces costly and wasteful backtracking.

Start by sitting down for a brainstorming session where you write down everything that comes to mind when you consider your renovation wishes and needs. List everything: ugly fixtures you want to get rid of, inefficient appliances that need upgrading, functional changes needed to fit your lifestyle, and measures to make your home greener.

After you’ve poured out all your thoughts, you can start figuring out what order projects need to be done in. Ask yourself: What’s crucial to the safety or stability of your home? What tasks need to be done first so they can pave the way for future projects?

Getting all of this planned out helps your renovation be more efficient in terms of resources and time. Jumping in without a plan could mean you waste both time and money on a project you have to redo later because you failed to account for all potential issues.




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