“6 Spring Eco-Friendly Home Makeover!”

Spring Eco-Friendly Home MakeoverSpring comes with warmer weather and a lot of inspiration. The time is traditionally considered great for re-decoration and renovations. In the spirit of the season, make your improvements green!

1. Cleaning and De–cluttering
The quickest way to transform your home is by tidying it up. A thorough spring cleaning can change completely the look and feel of your place. Go green and replace the regular commercial cleaning products with organic eco – friendly solutions. You don’t need to spend enormous amount of money on green cleaners. You can find most of the products in your kitchen cupboard.  Check out 9 Basic ingredients to clean your house with such as vinegar, baking soda and lemon juice are enough to make your home sparkling clean.

2. Paint it Spring!
Feeling crafty? Give your walls a new layer of paint. In the spirit of the season, pick lively and sleek colors. Pastels and creamy neutrals are suitable for most decor styles. If you feel more adventurous you can incorporate brighter shades. Don’t want to paint, your entire wall red? Add accents with strong statement and intense shades. Most paint contain and volatile compounds, long after it was applied. If you are planning to repaint your place, pick VOCs free products For more information on this — check out Paint — Color Me Natural, Green & Healthy

3. Reuse & Reduce
Instead of buying furniture, breathe new life to the old appliances. Re-upholstering the couch and the armchairs will refresh your living room, while costing you less. You can improve almost any appliance that is not severely damaged. Change the handles of the kitchen cupboard or repaint the shelves and the dress it up with upbeat and spring colors. By reusing your old items, you minimize the negative impact in terms of waste and volatile emissions.

4. Mind the Floor
If you are planning larger renovations, like changing the flooring, shop for green flooring such as reclaimed wood. It is gorgeous, durable and renewable. Reclaimed wood is made of recycled trees, collected from previous constructions. Be sure that the flooring doesn’t contain any hazardous organic compounds. The price of the reclaimed wood varies depending on the manufacturing process.

5. Thumbs Up For Solar
The winter is over and the sun is making its way through the clouds. Take advantage of this natural and eco-friendly energy source by installing solar panels. There is no need to mention the benefits of this system. You will feel the difference the moment you receive your energy bill. Unfortunately, installing is solar panels is still slightly expensive. Don’t get discouraged. You can capture the sun energy by developing passive solar design. This method will help you maintain stable and pleasant indoors temperature. Concrete, brick and plaster absorb the heat during the day and then release it during the night. Improving your insulation is also a good choice.

6. Water Conservation
Energy is not the only thing you can conserve. By making a couple of simple updates in your water system, you can reduce your utility costs. Get water efficient tools. You have limitless choice – from shower heads and faucets to water – saving toilets. For more cleaning ideas contact: steam carpet cleaners W14.

Live Green in every aspect of your life to ensure a healthy future for our planet and our children!

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Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog! I believe in living green, organically, and natural in every aspect of our lives. My mission is to help educate you on how to live green, help save our environment and to help you and your family live a happier, healthier life!

9 thoughts on ““6 Spring Eco-Friendly Home Makeover!””

  1. Pingback: How to Give Your Home an Environmentally Friendly Makeover - Envirowaste

  2. Thanks for this great post. I’ve been using baking soda and vinegar for years; they’re my go-to ingredients for cleaning almost anything around the house.

    1. Hi Nancy,
      I completely agree with you – I use baking soda and vinegar every day around my house for cleaning. Have a healthy happy weekend! Marla

  3. Great helpful information, Marla! I love getting all the cobwebs of winter out the door and throwing open the windows to Spring!

    1. Hi Robyn
      Thanks for reading my article and commenting. Glad you found the information helpful and I too love throwing open the windows and letting the wonderful Spring air in. Have a healthy happy weekend! Marla

  4. Great advices! Very informative and useful for everyone who wants to live greener. And there are so much fun you can remake, reuse and repurpose. All it takes is some creativity or a look at pinterest 🙂 I like thrift stores and purchasing second-hand but it takes some knowledge to not end up with old chemicals. I never buy plastic items for example.

    1. Hi Charlotte,
      Thanks so much. I agree with you that it is fun to remake, reuse, re purpose and redesign old items and make them your own and beautiful. I like thrift stores and yard sales too and have bought many things and repurposed them into my own design. You definitely do have to careful with chemicals and plastic is a bad one. Have a healthy happy day! Marla

  5. smallftprints

    I love your ideas, especially the Reuse & Reduce section. Just making some simple changes to existing furniture & appliances can make them seem new again. It also reminds me that if we do need to buy “new”, be sure that what we’re buying is quality so that, in the future, we can make some cosmetic changes to liven things up. I have an old couch but it’s extremely well made. A couple of years ago, we got busy and reupholstered it and wow … it totally changed our room. Thanks for all your wonderful tips!

    1. Thanks so much reading my article and commenting. I agree with you that we need to reuse, recycle and buy quality products. It is amazing how just a few cosmetic touch up can make such a big difference and great improvement to old items.

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